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The King and I (1999 film)

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Genre  Animation, Family, Fantasy
Duration  
Language  English
4/10 IMDb

Director  Richard Rich
Budget  25 million USD
Country  United States
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Release date  March 19, 1999 (1999-03-19)
Based on  Anna and the King of Siam  by Margaret Landon The King and I  by Richard Rodgers Oscar Hammerstein II
Writer  Oscar Hammerstein II (adapted from the musical by), Arthur Rankin Jr. (conceived and adapted for animation), Peter Bakalian (screenplay), Jacqueline Feather (screenplay), David Seidler (screenplay), Brian Nissen (additional dialogue)
Adapted from  Anna and the King of Siam, The King and I
Cast  Miranda Richardson (Anna Leonowens), Martin Vidnovic (The King of Siam), Ian Richardson (The Kralahome), Darrell Hammond (Master Little), Christiane Noll (Anna Leonowens (singing voice)), Adam Wylie (Louis Leonowens)
Similar movies  Frozen, Cinderella, Birdman, Pitch Perfect 2, Aladdin, Cinderella
Tagline  The All New Animated Family Spectacular Adapted From The Musical By Rodgers And Hammerstein

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The King and I is a 1999 American animated musical film directed by Richard Rich and written by Peter Bakalian, Jacqueline Feather, and David Seidler, loosely adapted from the Anna Leonowens story, and uses songs and some of the character names from Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's stage musical of the same name.

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The film was released theatrically in the United States on March 19, 1999 and grossed $12 million domestically on a $25 million budget.

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Plot

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In 1862 Siam, the King of Siam rules with traditional beliefs and refusal to change. With the arrival of Englishwoman Anna Leonowens and her son Louis, his Prime Minister, Kralahome, plots to have the King overthrown with deceit. At the same time, the Crown Prince Chulalongkorn falls in love with Tuptim, a servant given to the King as a gift from Burma, but their love must remain a secret as such is strictly forbidden.

Voice cast

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  • Miranda Richardson as Anna Leonowens
  • Christiane Noll as Anna's singing voice
  • Martin Vidnovic as King of Siam
  • Allen D. Hong as Prince Chulalongkorn
  • David Burnham as Chulalongkorn's singing voice
  • Armi Arabe as Tuptim
  • Tracy Venner Warren as Tuptim's singing voice
  • Ian Richardson as Kralahome
  • Darrell Hammond as Master Little
  • Adam Wylie as Louis Leonowens
  • Sean Smith as Sir Edward Ramsay
  • J.A. Fujili as First Wife
  • Ken Baker as Captain
  • Ed Trolla as Sir Edward's Captain
  • Anthony Mozdy as Burmese Emissary
  • Alexandra Lai as Princess Ying
  • Katherine Lai as Princess Naomi
  • Mark Hunt as Steward
  • B.K. Tochi as Soldier
  • Musical numbers

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    1. "I Whistle a Happy Tune" - Anna, Louis, Chorus
    2. "Hello, Young Lovers" - Anna
    3. "Getting to Know You" - Anna, Children
    4. "Shall I Tell You What I Think of You?" - Anna
    5. "A Puzzlement" - King
    6. "I Have Dreamed" - Chulalongkorn, Tuptim
    7. "Prayer to Buddha" - King, Anna
    8. "Anna Remembers/Shall We Dance Fantasy" - Anna
    9. "Shall We Dance? (Finale)" - Anna, King
    10. "I Have Dreamed/We Kiss in a Shadow/Something Wonderful" (end credits) - Barbra Streisand

    Soundtrack

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    A soundtrack album was released on March 16, 1999 by Sony Classical Records. It was released on both CD and cassette formats. All the songs on the album were composed by Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers. William Ruhlmann of Allmusic.com gave the album a rating of 3 stars out of 5, describing it as a "surprisingly adequate" soundtrack to a "badly received" film. He adds, however, that the "overly effusive vocal performances" and "overly busy arrangements" make it "by far the worst version of this music ever recorded", and cites the use of "nine different orchestrators" as a possible factor. He concludes by conceding that there is good singing on the album. John Kenrick in his article Comparative CD Reviews Part III, describes the 1999 recording as a "total disgrace" that sees "superb Broadway singers...labor against mindless cuts and gooey orchestrations". In a relatively negative review of the animated adaption, The Rodgers and Hammerstein Encyclopedia does say that "some of the songs survive nicely, and the singing vocals throughout are very proficient".

    Release

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    The King and I was released theatrically on March 19, 1999 by Warner Bros. and produced by Morgan Creek Productions, Rankin/Bass Productions, Nest Family Entertainment, and Rich Animation Studios.

    Box office

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    The film was a box office bomb. It took in $4,007,565 in its opening weekend, taking the #6 spot at the box office, but only managed to gross just under $12 million at the box office, and was overshadowed by the release of Doug's 1st Movie, which was released the following week.

    Critical reception

    The King and I received negative reviews and has a 13% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Historian Thomas Hischak wrote that it was "surprising to think that the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization allowed it to be made ... children have enjoyed The King and I for five decades without relying on dancing dragons". Hischak, in his work The Oxford Companion to the American Musical: Theatre, Film, and Television, says the film is "easily the worst treatment of any Rodgers and Hammerstein property". The Rodgers and Hammerstein Encyclopedia says "whether or not one agrees about the 1956 film of The King and I being the best R&H movie, most would concede that [the] animated adaption is the worst". Roger Ebert gave it 2 stars out of 4 and felt that animated adaptations of musicals have potential but found the film rather dull.

    References

    The King and I (1999 film) Wikipedia
    The King and I (1999 film) IMDb The King and I (1999 film) themoviedb.org


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