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The King and I (1999)

Traveling to the exotic kingdom of Siam, English schoolteacher Anna Leonowens soon discovers that her most difficult challenge is the stubborn, imperious King himself.

Director:

Richard Rich

Writers:

Oscar Hammerstein II (adapted from the musical by), Arthur Rankin Jr. (conceived and adapted for animation) (as Arthur Rankin) | 4 more credits »
6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miranda Richardson ... Anna Leonowens (voice)
Christiane Noll Christiane Noll ... Anna Leonowens (singing voice)
Martin Vidnovic Martin Vidnovic ... The King of Siam (voice)
Ian Richardson ... The Kralahome (voice)
Darrell Hammond ... Master Little (voice)
Allen D. Hong Allen D. Hong ... Prince Chululongkorn (voice)
David Burnham David Burnham ... Prince Chululongkorn (singing voice)
Armi Arabe Abiera ... Tuptim (voice) (as Armi Arabe)
Tracy Venner Warren Tracy Venner Warren ... Tuptim (singing voice)
Adam Wylie ... Louis Leonowens (voice)
Sean Smith ... Sir Edward Ramsay (voice)
James Fujii James Fujii ... First Wife (voice) (as J. A. Fujii)
Kenny Baker ... Captain Orton (voice) (as Ken Baker)
Ed Trotta ... Sir Edward's Captain (voice)
Tony Pope ... Burmese Emissary (voice) (as Anthony Mozdy)
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Traveling to the exotic kingdom of Siam, English schoolteacher Anna Leonowens soon discovers that her most difficult challenge is the stubborn, imperious King himself.

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Taglines:

The All New Animated Family Spectacular Adapted From The Musical By Rodgers And Hammerstein See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

First out of two Richard Rich animated films to come out in 1999. The other was The Scarecrow (2000) which also didn't do well with the audience. See more »

Goofs

Sir Edward's Captain's design in this film, which notably has him resembling Lord Rogers from "The Swan Princess" franchise. See more »

Quotes

The King of Siam: [praying to Buddha] Buddha, please help Anna keep awake for scientific preparation of banquet, even though she is a woman and a Christian and therefore unworthy of your interest.
[Anna looks indignantly at the King]
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Alternate Versions

Current printings licensed by Sony Pictures omit the opening Warner Bros. Family Entertainment logo and the closing Warner Bros. logo. See more »


Soundtracks

Shall We Dance
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Arranged by William Kidd
Performed by Christiane Noll and Martin Vidnovic
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What a Waste of Time and Money
25 March 1999 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Having two younger children, I try to take them to movies like this, sight or review unseen, when I can. They, like most kids, have seen the violence, heard the profanity, and fell into the lowest common denominator of most movies being made today. That's what makes this such a disappointment. I like to observe their reactions and their responses and not rain on their parades. But all they talked about when the thing was over was the guy who kept losing his teeth (remember that from the original Broadway musical?), and the mango throwing monkey. This is their memory of "The King and I." Both my kids have visited Thailand and I thought perhaps this would bring up some of the spirit of that world. Instead, we have this exploitative mess that throws out most of the cultural issues and the dramatic impact for a supernatural villain (where did he get these powers? The King didn't have any, other than incredible athleticism). And, of course, is there a movie around that doesn't have a Martial Arts component? I know that kickboxing is big in Thailand but.... I am generally very accepting of the things that are put out there for the kids, but this was terrible. A message to the producers: "Please, please, please, leave Rodgers and Hammerstein alone. I don't want to watch an interplanetary war version of "Oklahoma"!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,007,565, 21 March 1999

Gross USA:

$11,993,021

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,993,021
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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