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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 »

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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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Storyline

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le roi et moi See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,007,565, 19 March 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,956,538, 30 May 1999
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In response to the overwhelmingly negative reviews, the estates of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II have declared that there are to be no more animated features based on their musicals. See more »

Goofs

When The Kralahome shoots at the air balloon he goes from wearing a suit to his usual clothes and back to the suit again in a few shots. See more »

Quotes

The King of Siam: Someday, you too will know everything.
Prince Chululongkorn: When do I know that I know everything?
The King of Siam: When you are king.
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Connections

Referenced in Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Swan Princess (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Rule Britannia
(uncredited)
Music by Thomas Augustine Arne
Instrumental played every time the British dreadnought is seen
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horrifying
2 September 2003 | by spats1See all my reviews

Easily the worst movie I've ever seen. Disastrous attempt to copy the Disney formula of adding magical bad guys and silly animal sidekicks -- TO A TRUE STORY? This story actually happened to an English teacher who went to Siam in the 1800's! And was made into a hit Broadway musical with the same Rodgers and Hammerstein songs. And they didn't just add ridiculous characters, but REWROTE major parts of history? Watch "King and I" starring Yul Brynner before watching this, and your jaw will drop from beginning to end. Worth watching, although it's not "so bad it's good", but because of a near perfect constant stream of over the top errors.


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