• The King and I (1999)

The King and I

Release Date: September 18th, 1999

DVD Release Date: July 6th, 1999

G |1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

Anna, an English schoolteacher, travels to the kingdom of Siam to teach children and finds her challenge with a stubborn king. But even as a wondrous friendship grows between Anna and the arrogant monarch, an evil sorcerer is conjuring up a plot to steal the throne.

Cast: Miranda Richardson, Christiane Noll, Martin Vidnovic, Ian Richardson, Darrell Hammond, Allen D. Hong, David Burnham, Armi Arabe

Director: Richard Rich

Genres: Children , Animated , Musical

Production Co: Morgan Creek Productions

Distributors: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Son, Charming, Love interest, Growing up, Amusing, Transformation, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    John PetrakisChicago Tribune

    The animation itself is just OK. And the reworked script, despite some funny one-liners, is pretty much there just to pull the story along to its inevitable conclusion. [19 March 1999, Friday, p. A]

  • 50
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Seemed kind of stuffy. show more

  • 63
    Liam LaceyThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    It's doubtful that today's children would have any patience for the stagy 1956 version, so the current animated offering, despite its flaws, at least opens a door to the music. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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