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The King and I

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The King and I

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
G
performer:
Miranda Richardson, Martin Vidnovic
director:
Richard Rich
genre:
Animation, musical

We gave it a C-

Animating Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical about an English schoolteacher’s battle of wills with the king of Siam isn’t a bad idea, but grafting Disney-style elements like a conniving prime minister/sorcerer, a gang of cute animals, and loads of painful slapstick is. Older viewers will cringe at the unctuous treatment in The King and I, and kids will simply be bored. C-

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