The King and I (1999) 1999 G CC

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(59) IMDb 3.9/10

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

Starring:
Miranda Richardson, Christiane Noll
Runtime:
1 hour, 29 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Musical, Kids & Family
Director Richard Rich
Starring Miranda Richardson, Christiane Noll
Supporting actors Martin Vidnovic, Ian Richardson, Darrell Hammond, Allen D. Hong, David Burnham, Armi Arabe, Tracy Venner Warren, Adam Wylie, Sean Smith, James Fujii, Kenny Baker, Ed Trotta, Tony Pope, Alexandra Lai, Katherine Lai, Mark Hunt, Brian Tochi, Kevin Yungman
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating G (General Audience)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

I love this movie and so do my children.
MOMMY_ZURCHER
This movie would be good as a stand-a-lone, if they had been the first to make the whole thing up.
"lvubyby"
There are no hot air balloons nor fire breathing dragons.
Jamy Shaffer

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By GreatMovieCriticForever on January 1, 2006
Format: DVD
It was definitely made for the kid's toon audience,

but I have to say I liked it for the most part.

The animation isn't too shabby, the musical

scores and scenes are good. I guess what takes

people the wrong way is the use of comedy,

and fantasy (the cat tearing up the statues

while the King sings) and some other issues

with characters.

Yes it's not the 1956 version with Yul, nothing

will top that but it's still not that bad as

far as remakes and different versions go.

I would recommend if you have kids and you want

to introduce to a fun film with references

to the original which blends in some Middle Eastern

culture and values.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Elsa Fraire on January 26, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
My daughter was three when she first watched this and she enjoyed it so much that I plan to buy it very soon. You say the story was rushed? How long do you think a child's attention span is? It was great and I truly hope that Warner Brothers continues to make these type of movies. Especially great for any children who love to sing and dance like mine.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ernest Lee Clark on July 27, 2003
Format: DVD
I truly enjoyed this movie. It is highly underrated and hopefully will be appreciated in years to come. Instead of going over plot details, I trust just about everyone is familiar with "The King and I," I'll instead go over the things that I enjoyed most about the film.
Director Richard Rich, who helmed Disney's The Fox and the Hound and The Black Cauldron, helms a very Disney-worthy animated feature for another movie studio. The artwork is beautiful, very vibrant, but the animation is on par with alot of the Disney films from the 1980s, maybe. The characters are basically the same from the original musical, The King of Siam and Anna included. However, there is a new character named Master Little who is voiced by SNL funnyman Darrell Hammond. He's probably the funniest part of the movie. One detractor, is that I thought that the villian, The Kralahome, was a bit too much like Jafar from Disney's Aladdin in his attempt to manipulate various characters, the King included.
However, I think the number one reason I like it better than the 1956 version is because it is only a brief 90 minutes while the original tops out at a whopping 133 mins. Overall I enjoyed Warner's 'King,' even though it seems to drag at points, I will no doubt enjoy watching it for years to come.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By AvG on February 2, 2006
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I feel that 'Quest for Camelot' and 'The King and I' are two cartoons that never really made it famous, yet deserved to! They are both entertaining for children and parents alike, and both have originality.

Quest for Camelot tells the story of a ragtag team of misfits who team together to find Excalibur when it is stolen from King Arthur and gets lost in the Forbidden forest. This cartoon promotes bravery, making peace with the past (the girl must get over her father's death 10 years later and now is against the man who killed her father), that you don't have to be perfect to be a hero (the boy is blind, for instance). It also teaches you that things you mightn't consider blessing really are, but only very well hidden blessings that you have to squint your eyes at, tilt your head to the side, and not blink for a couple of minutes to see the blessing...yet its actually there (an example is the two-headed dragon they make friends with that can't fly, can't breath smoke, and whose heads can't stop arguing with each other).

The King and I tells the story Anna and the King yet in a family version that is fun, entertaining, and has a child-orientated background. The King of Siam brings Anna and her son (and his pet monkey) to teach his children so that his kingdom may become advanced like the others, yet the spoiled king doens't want to let go of many of the traditions that are keeping his kingdom from progressing...such as the law where the royal prince's wife will be chosen for him...something that the royal prince is trying to fight seeing that he's fallen in love with a slave girl (another no-no in Siam). The villan and his teeth-loving sidekick Master Little are rather comical, as are the misadventures they come across.

I encourage both films for children everywhere and I hope that you found this review helpful.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A girl name Frida on January 25, 2000
Format: DVD
This movie was really cute! I honestly don't know what other people are complaining about when they say the makers shortened the cartoon from two hours. This movie was made for children, right? Now tell me, WHAT CHILD WOULD SIT FOR TWO HOURS? some can't even sit still for 2 seconds, so of course they had to shorten the movie. The art work in this movie is really nice. Sometimes the artwork rarely becomes cheesy, like in some cartoons. As for the cheesy Siamese accents that another person said they all have, they really exsaggerated. Only one person had a really fake accent... MASTER LITTLE! (He's the bad guy's sidekick.) he says funny things. As for the bad guy, he's not scary, he just needs a hobby.I liked the movie so I hope that you see it soon and enjoy it as well. 'Bye!
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Format: VHS Tape
Let's keep it real here people. This is directed towards KIDS. Hence it being made by Warner Brothers and in CARTOON format. This is for the children that can't sit through the non-cartoon version because it just isn't fun. And this version is fun! I love this movie and so do my children. My 16 year old daughter and I still get it out and get all snuggled up on the couch to watch it on random days we just need a good laugh. We are madly in love with "Massah Lil". This movie is fun to watch even for adults who will understand some more of the oddities and jokes than maybe some kids will, the music is up and lively, even the "scary" ship scenes.
No, it's not true to form, no the scores aren't exact and that's just fine. This is a great movie and should be given a chance to shine on it's own. I have even purchased extra copies as ours seem to get worn out and I really don't know what we would do if we couldn't watch this whenever we wanted!!!

A definate 5 star from me and my family!!
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