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** In the 1999 animated film, Miranda Richardson provides Anna's speaking voice, while Christiane Noll sings.

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** In the 1999 animated film, Miranda Richardson Creator/MirandaRichardson provides Anna's speaking voice, while Christiane Noll sings.


** Chulalongkorn being a martial artist and constantly practicing in his spare time isn't just [[AllAsiansKnowMartialArts racist stereotyping]], the real Chulalongkorn was an avid Thai boxer and was one of the major forces behind adapting [[UsefulNotes/MuayThai Muay Thai]] as Thailand's national sport.

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** Chulalongkorn being a martial artist and constantly practicing in his spare time isn't just [[AllAsiansKnowMartialArts racist stereotyping]], the real Chulalongkorn was an avid Thai boxer and was one of the major forces behind adapting [[UsefulNotes/MuayThai Muay Thai]] as Thailand's national sport. The 1946 version refers to this when he and Louis get into an argument and he tells Louis that because his head and shoulders cannot be touched, stick fighting would be the only way: he's apparently referring to a type of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AmdeJtoMR4 krabi krabong]]'', which he rightly describes as "a matter that takes much skill. I would have beaten him badly."


** Bhumibol hated the law making the king infallible -- because it implies the King isn't human. However Thailand today is run by a military dictatorship and the King is a mostly powerless role-model figurehead, like Princess Diana. Like her, Bhumibol liked to be RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething, setting a legacy of personal connection and involvement. But his speech asking his subjects to ''please criticize him'' was smoothed over as a BigLippedAlligatorMoment. The junta reinforced existing lese-majeste laws so they can put more people in jail.

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** Bhumibol hated the law making the king infallible -- because it implies the King isn't human. However Thailand today is run by a military dictatorship and the King is a mostly powerless role-model figurehead, like Princess Diana. Like her, Bhumibol liked to be RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2orcn5tw3m8 setting a legacy of personal connection and involvement.involvement]]. But his speech asking his subjects to ''please criticize him'' was smoothed over as a BigLippedAlligatorMoment. The junta reinforced existing lese-majeste laws so they can put more people in jail.

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--> "Brynner's portrayal of a progressive monarch was felt to be scandalously disrespectful, not only trampling on national history but trashing deep-seated practices of deference and cultivated restraint. To see the fourth king of the Chakri dynasty turned into a tragic buffoon, with his legacy awarded to a superior Englishwoman, was intolerable, and the movie was denied a license: it could not be screened. The artistic team behind ''The King and I'' had liberal sympathies, yet if one tries to watch the musical with Thai eyes it becomes an act of colonization -- an invasion that seizes not land or material products but a people's sense of their past. - Alfred Habegger, ''Masked: The Life of Anna Leonowens''.


* BannedInChina: Not surprisingly, the film is rather disliked in UsefulNotes/{{Thailand}}. What's worse is that no matter how the filmmakers rework the story, it ''always'' ends up getting banned in that country. A key part of the problem is that there are '''very''' strict laws about ''lese-majeste'' (basically, insulting the monarch) in Thailand; it wasn't so long ago that the king was literally revered as a god, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2orcn5tw3m8 he still has a very special status]]. King Mongkut is viewed by today's Thai people with the respect that Americans would have for, say, UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln[[note]](Mongkut's great-grandson King Bhumibol, who reigned for over 70 years until his death October 13, 2016, is [[http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/14/asia/thailand-king-privy-council-crown-prince/index.html greatly beloved in Thailand]])[[/note]] but unlike the many satirical portrayals of Lincoln, you do that in Thailand to ''any'' member of the royal family -- even affectionate parody -- and you'll go to jail. (There certainly are accepted cartoons, often showing [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/ea/c4/1c/eac41ca441ff13155c3f958fa8b769ce.jpg shutterbug Bhumibol with his camera]] and/or with the [[http://image.shutterstock.com/z/stock-vector-hm-king-bhumibol-adulyadej-of-thailand-cartoon-vector-362283296.jpg stray mutt he adopted]] and [[http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-the-king-s-companions-2265373 wrote a book about]]. There was [[http://bangkok.coconuts.co/2016/10/17/khun-tito-story-king-bhumibols-one-and-only-royal-cat a royal kitty cat]], too.) Anna Leonowens' story and all its adaptations portray him as an intelligent but unsophisticated barbarian who is trying to ''become'' civilized. To the Thai people, ''The King and I'' is the equivalent of King Louie in ''Disney/TheJungleBook''. The fundamental problem that modern directors seem to miss is that no matter how respectfully the King is portrayed, the basic story still requires that Thailand be a backwards country in dire need of being civilized by Westerners -- Mongkut had already put the country on the fast track to modernization long before Anna got there -- and ultimately that their King is ''wrong'', which is not only disrespectful but illegal.

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* BannedInChina: Not surprisingly, the film (both the animated and live-action versions) is rather disliked in UsefulNotes/{{Thailand}}. What's worse is that no matter how the filmmakers rework the story, it ''always'' ends up getting banned in that country. A key part of the problem is that there are '''very''' strict laws about ''lese-majeste'' (basically, insulting the monarch) in Thailand; it wasn't so long ago that the king was literally revered as a god, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2orcn5tw3m8 he still has a very special status]]. King Mongkut is viewed by today's Thai people with the respect that Americans would have for, say, UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln[[note]](Mongkut's great-grandson King Bhumibol, who reigned for over 70 years until his death October 13, 2016, is [[http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/14/asia/thailand-king-privy-council-crown-prince/index.html greatly beloved in Thailand]])[[/note]] but unlike the many satirical portrayals of Lincoln, you do that in Thailand to ''any'' member of the royal family -- even affectionate parody -- and you'll go to jail. (There certainly are accepted cartoons, often showing [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/ea/c4/1c/eac41ca441ff13155c3f958fa8b769ce.jpg shutterbug Bhumibol with his camera]] and/or with the [[http://image.shutterstock.com/z/stock-vector-hm-king-bhumibol-adulyadej-of-thailand-cartoon-vector-362283296.jpg stray mutt he adopted]] and [[http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-the-king-s-companions-2265373 wrote a book about]]. There was [[http://bangkok.coconuts.co/2016/10/17/khun-tito-story-king-bhumibols-one-and-only-royal-cat a royal kitty cat]], too.) Anna Leonowens' story and all its adaptations portray him as an intelligent but unsophisticated barbarian who is trying to ''become'' civilized. To the Thai people, ''The King and I'' is the equivalent of King Louie in ''Disney/TheJungleBook''. The fundamental problem that modern directors seem to miss is that no matter how respectfully the King is portrayed, the basic story still requires that Thailand be a backwards country in dire need of being civilized by Westerners -- Mongkut had already put the country on the fast track to modernization long before Anna got there -- and ultimately that their King is ''wrong'', which is not only disrespectful but illegal.


** There was an announcement that Rogers and Hammerstein would write some new songs specifically for the film. This didn't come to pass, and the film does not contain any original songs.

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** There was an announcement that Rogers Rodgers and Hammerstein would write some new songs specifically for the film. This didn't come to pass, and the film does not contain any original songs.songs.
** Had the 1999 film not flopped, an animated version of Rodgers & Hammerstein's ''Theatre/{{Oklahoma}}'' would have been the follow-up project.

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** In the 1999 version, Tuptim's lover Lun Tha is AdaptedOut, she becomes Chulalongkorn's love interest instead, and the two of them get a HappilyEverAfter ending in place of the original Tuptim and Lun Tha's tragic fate. This was obviously done to make the movie more family-friendly. However, [[https://www.ilab.org/articles/king-and-lie according to one of King Mongkut's descendants]], Anna Leonowens' story of Tuptim's forbidden romance and death was total fiction; there really was a Tuptim, but she outlived Mongkut ''and became one of Chulalongkorn's wives.'' So in this detail, the animated version is more accurate than the original!

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**Chulalongkorn being a martial artist and constantly practicing in his spare time isn't just [[AllAsiansKnowMartialArts racist stereotyping]], the real Chulalongkorn was an avid Thai boxer and was one of the major forces behind adapting [[UsefulNotes/MuayThai Muay Thai]] as Thailand's national sport.


** Dorothy Dandridge was offered the role of Tuptim, but was advised to refuse it - as Tuptim was technically a slave. The role ended up going to Creator/RitaMoreno instead.

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** Dorothy Dandridge Creator/DorothyDandridge was offered the role of Tuptim, but was advised to refuse it - as Tuptim was technically a slave. The role ended up going to Creator/RitaMoreno instead.


** Dorothy Dandridge was offered the role of Tuptim, but was advised to refuse it - as Tuptim was technically a slave. The role ended up going to Rita Moreno instead.

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** Dorothy Dandridge was offered the role of Tuptim, but was advised to refuse it - as Tuptim was technically a slave. The role ended up going to Rita Moreno Creator/RitaMoreno instead.


* BannedInChina: Not surprisingly, the film is rather disliked in UsefulNotes/{{Thailand}}. What's worse is that no matter how the filmmakers rework the story, it ''always'' ends up getting banned in that country. A key part of the problem is that there are '''very''' strict laws about ''lese-majeste'' (basically, insulting the monarch) in Thailand; it wasn't so long ago that the king was literally revered as a god, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2orcn5tw3m8 he still has a very special status]]. King Mongkut is viewed by today's Thai people with the respect that Americans would have for, say, UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln[[note]](Mongkut's great-grandson King Bhumibol, who reigned for over 70 years until his death October 13, 2016, is [[http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/14/asia/thailand-king-privy-council-crown-prince/index.html greatly beloved in Thailand]])[[/note]] but unlike the many satirical and cartoon portrayals of Lincoln, you do that in Thailand to ''any'' member of the royal family -- even affectionate parody -- and you'll go to jail. (There certainly are accepted cartoon portrayals, often showing [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/ea/c4/1c/eac41ca441ff13155c3f958fa8b769ce.jpg shutterbug Bhumibol with his camera]] and/or with the [[http://image.shutterstock.com/z/stock-vector-hm-king-bhumibol-adulyadej-of-thailand-cartoon-vector-362283296.jpg stray mutt he adopted]] and [[http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-the-king-s-companions-2265373 wrote a book about]]. There was [[http://bangkok.coconuts.co/2016/10/17/khun-tito-story-king-bhumibols-one-and-only-royal-cat a royal kitty cat]], too.) Anna Leonowens' story and all its adaptations portray him as an intelligent but unsophisticated barbarian who is trying to ''become'' civilized. To the Thai people, ''The King and I'' is just this short of King Louie in ''Disney/TheJungleBook''. The fundamental problem that modern directors seem to miss is that no matter how respectfully the King is portrayed, the basic story still requires that Thailand be a backwards country in dire need of being civilized by Westerners -- Mongkut had already put the country on the fast track to modernization long before Anna got there -- and ultimately that their King is ''wrong'', which is not only disrespectful but illegal. [[note]]Bhumibol hated the law making the king infallible -- because it implies the King isn't human. However Thailand today is run by a military dictatorship and the King is a mostly powerless role-model figurehead, like Princess Diana. Like her, Bhumibol liked to be RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething, connecting personally with the populace. But his speech asking his subjects to ''please criticize him'' was a bit much for the junta -- they smoothed it over as a BigLippedAlligatorMoment and reinforced existing lese-majeste laws so they can put more people in jail.[[/note]]

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* BannedInChina: Not surprisingly, the film is rather disliked in UsefulNotes/{{Thailand}}. What's worse is that no matter how the filmmakers rework the story, it ''always'' ends up getting banned in that country. A key part of the problem is that there are '''very''' strict laws about ''lese-majeste'' (basically, insulting the monarch) in Thailand; it wasn't so long ago that the king was literally revered as a god, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2orcn5tw3m8 he still has a very special status]]. King Mongkut is viewed by today's Thai people with the respect that Americans would have for, say, UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln[[note]](Mongkut's great-grandson King Bhumibol, who reigned for over 70 years until his death October 13, 2016, is [[http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/14/asia/thailand-king-privy-council-crown-prince/index.html greatly beloved in Thailand]])[[/note]] but unlike the many satirical and cartoon portrayals of Lincoln, you do that in Thailand to ''any'' member of the royal family -- even affectionate parody -- and you'll go to jail. (There certainly are accepted cartoon portrayals, cartoons, often showing [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/ea/c4/1c/eac41ca441ff13155c3f958fa8b769ce.jpg shutterbug Bhumibol with his camera]] and/or with the [[http://image.shutterstock.com/z/stock-vector-hm-king-bhumibol-adulyadej-of-thailand-cartoon-vector-362283296.jpg stray mutt he adopted]] and [[http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-the-king-s-companions-2265373 wrote a book about]]. There was [[http://bangkok.coconuts.co/2016/10/17/khun-tito-story-king-bhumibols-one-and-only-royal-cat a royal kitty cat]], too.) Anna Leonowens' story and all its adaptations portray him as an intelligent but unsophisticated barbarian who is trying to ''become'' civilized. To the Thai people, ''The King and I'' is just this short the equivalent of King Louie in ''Disney/TheJungleBook''. The fundamental problem that modern directors seem to miss is that no matter how respectfully the King is portrayed, the basic story still requires that Thailand be a backwards country in dire need of being civilized by Westerners -- Mongkut had already put the country on the fast track to modernization long before Anna got there -- and ultimately that their King is ''wrong'', which is not only disrespectful but illegal. [[note]]Bhumibol illegal.
** Bhumibol
hated the law making the king infallible -- because it implies the King isn't human. However Thailand today is run by a military dictatorship and the King is a mostly powerless role-model figurehead, like Princess Diana. Like her, Bhumibol liked to be RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething, connecting personally with the populace. setting a legacy of personal connection and involvement. But his speech asking his subjects to ''please criticize him'' was a bit much for the junta -- they smoothed it over as a BigLippedAlligatorMoment and BigLippedAlligatorMoment. The junta reinforced existing lese-majeste laws so they can put more people in jail.[[/note]]


* Blooper: During the climax, in several frames Kralahome can clearly be seen wearing his usual red shirt and black pants instead of the formal tuxedo he wears through the entire final act.

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* Blooper: {{Blooper}}: During the climax, in several frames Kralahome can clearly be seen wearing his usual red shirt and black pants instead of the formal tuxedo he wears through the entire final act.


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* NoAdaptationsAllowed: With the AnimatedAdaptation flopping on the box office, any future animated adaptations on the works of Creator/RodgersAndHammerstein are banned ever since.


* BannedInChina: Not surprisingly, the film is rather disliked in UsefulNotes/{{Thailand}}. What's worse is that no matter how the filmmakers rework the story, it ''always'' ends up getting banned in that country. A key part of the problem is that there are '''very''' strict laws about ''lese-majeste'' (basically, insulting the monarch) in Thailand; it wasn't so long ago that the king was literally revered as a god, and he still has a very special status. King Mongkut is viewed by today's Thai people with the respect that Americans would have for, say, UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln[[note]](Mongkut's great-grandson King Bhumibol, who reigned for over 70 years until his death October 13, 2016, is [[http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/14/asia/thailand-king-privy-council-crown-prince/index.html greatly beloved in Thailand]])[[/note]] but unlike the many satirical and cartoon portrayals of Lincoln, you do that in Thailand to ''any'' member of the royal family -- even affectionate parody -- and you'll go to jail. (There certainly are accepted cartoon portrayals, often showing [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/ea/c4/1c/eac41ca441ff13155c3f958fa8b769ce.jpg shutterbug Bhumibol with his camera]] and/or with the [[http://image.shutterstock.com/z/stock-vector-hm-king-bhumibol-adulyadej-of-thailand-cartoon-vector-362283296.jpg stray mutt he adopted]] and [[http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-the-king-s-companions-2265373 wrote a book about]]. There was [[http://bangkok.coconuts.co/2016/10/17/khun-tito-story-king-bhumibols-one-and-only-royal-cat a royal kitty cat]], too.) Anna Leonowens' story and all its adaptations portray him as an intelligent but unsophisticated barbarian who is trying to ''become'' civilized. To the Thai people, ''The King and I'' is just this short of King Louie in ''Disney/TheJungleBook''. The fundamental problem that modern directors seem to miss is that no matter how respectfully the King is portrayed, the basic story still requires that Thailand be a backwards country in dire need of being civilized by Westerners -- Mongkut had already put the country on the fast track to modernization long before Anna got there -- and ultimately that their King is ''wrong'', which is not only disrespectful but illegal. [[note]]Bhumibol hated the law making the king infallible -- because it implies the King isn't human. However Thailand today is run by a military dictatorship and the King is a mostly powerless role-model figurehead, like Princess Diana. Like her, Bhumibol liked to be RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething, connecting personally with the populace. But his speech asking his subjects to ''please criticize him'' was a bit much for the junta -- they smoothed it over as a BigLippedAlligatorMoment and reinforced existing lese-majeste laws so they can put more people in jail.[[/note]]

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* BannedInChina: Not surprisingly, the film is rather disliked in UsefulNotes/{{Thailand}}. What's worse is that no matter how the filmmakers rework the story, it ''always'' ends up getting banned in that country. A key part of the problem is that there are '''very''' strict laws about ''lese-majeste'' (basically, insulting the monarch) in Thailand; it wasn't so long ago that the king was literally revered as a god, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2orcn5tw3m8 he still has a very special status.status]]. King Mongkut is viewed by today's Thai people with the respect that Americans would have for, say, UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln[[note]](Mongkut's great-grandson King Bhumibol, who reigned for over 70 years until his death October 13, 2016, is [[http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/14/asia/thailand-king-privy-council-crown-prince/index.html greatly beloved in Thailand]])[[/note]] but unlike the many satirical and cartoon portrayals of Lincoln, you do that in Thailand to ''any'' member of the royal family -- even affectionate parody -- and you'll go to jail. (There certainly are accepted cartoon portrayals, often showing [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/ea/c4/1c/eac41ca441ff13155c3f958fa8b769ce.jpg shutterbug Bhumibol with his camera]] and/or with the [[http://image.shutterstock.com/z/stock-vector-hm-king-bhumibol-adulyadej-of-thailand-cartoon-vector-362283296.jpg stray mutt he adopted]] and [[http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-the-king-s-companions-2265373 wrote a book about]]. There was [[http://bangkok.coconuts.co/2016/10/17/khun-tito-story-king-bhumibols-one-and-only-royal-cat a royal kitty cat]], too.) Anna Leonowens' story and all its adaptations portray him as an intelligent but unsophisticated barbarian who is trying to ''become'' civilized. To the Thai people, ''The King and I'' is just this short of King Louie in ''Disney/TheJungleBook''. The fundamental problem that modern directors seem to miss is that no matter how respectfully the King is portrayed, the basic story still requires that Thailand be a backwards country in dire need of being civilized by Westerners -- Mongkut had already put the country on the fast track to modernization long before Anna got there -- and ultimately that their King is ''wrong'', which is not only disrespectful but illegal. [[note]]Bhumibol hated the law making the king infallible -- because it implies the King isn't human. However Thailand today is run by a military dictatorship and the King is a mostly powerless role-model figurehead, like Princess Diana. Like her, Bhumibol liked to be RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething, connecting personally with the populace. But his speech asking his subjects to ''please criticize him'' was a bit much for the junta -- they smoothed it over as a BigLippedAlligatorMoment and reinforced existing lese-majeste laws so they can put more people in jail.[[/note]]

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* AccidentallyCorrectWriting: Given the incredible liberties this movie takes with its source material, the tiny details it ''does'' get right are perhaps best explained as this. For example, there [[https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/khun-tito-story-king-bhumibols-one-and-only-royal-cat/ really was]] a pet cat in the King's palace.

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