Genre: Animated, Family, Fantasy
Director: Richard Rich
Writer: Oscar Hammerstein II (adapted from the musical by), Arthur Rankin Jr. (conceived and adapted for animation) (as Arthur Rankin), Peter Bakalian (screenplay) and Jacqueline Feather (screenplay) & David Seidler (screenplay), Brian Nissen (additional dialogue), Margaret Landon (book: “Anna and the King of Siam”) (uncredited)
Cast: Miranda Richardson, Christiane Noll, Martin Vidnovic, Ian Richardson, Darrell Hammond
One of the most celebrated Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals of all time is now a magically animated musical adventure, certain to have the entire family “Whistling a Happy Tune!” Traveling to the exotic kingdom of Siam to instruct the Royal children, English schoolteacher Anna Leonowens soon discovers that her most difficult challenge is the stubborn, imperious King himself.
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! Sparkling with playful new characters kids will love, this is an enchantingly animated tale of royal romance, courtly intrigue, and timeless musical favorites!
The King of Siam: [praying to Buddha] “Buddha, please help Anna keep awake for scientific preparation of banquet, even though she is a woman and a Christian and therefore unworthy of your interest.”