Sunday, April 6, 2014

The King And I

Sooooo, I was going to make this a "Pass The Popcorn" thing, but I decided not to. Just because if it was one of them, I wouldn't really be able to go on about the beautiful score.

First off, it's about a teacher named Anna Leonowens, based on the real Anna Leonowens from Margaret Landon's novel Anna and the King of Siam. She goes to Siam to teach the King's children.

Now, this is about the 1999 animated movie, just because I haven't seen the 1999 unanimated version "Anna and the King" in years. And it kind of scarred me. I watched a bit of it when I was really young with my sisters, and all I can remember is someone like getting beat and violent stuff, so I have bad memories of that one. Don't judge. I swear we were like six or seven, or somewhere around that age. It was scary as heck.

Now, I totally forgot about this movie. We had watched it a long time ago. After all, it's animated and I'm 14 now. It was only around Christmas when my little sisters were watching it, when it kind of reawaken my love for this movie/musical. Now we just watched about a week or so ago. I'm going to point out some of my favorite songs. Though I don't have super good reasons to love it, some things you love, are things you cannot explain.

I Whistle A Happy Tune
I love this song. It's just nice and upbeat.

Getting To Know You
This song is wonderful! I love it so much. If you do not know, it's when Anna takes the prince and princesses out to the village (which is strictly forbidden!)

Hello, Young Lovers
Oh, this song it lovely, as well. I love the way Anna's voice raises in volume at the end when she sings "I've had a love of my own".

I Have Dreamed
Though it's just another "love at first sight" "forbidden love" story, the song is beautiful.

Shall We Dance?
Another great song, though clearly short.

Now for characters, you all should know that I love Anna. My next favorite would be Master Little. Sorry, he's hilarious. He's a lot like the Olaf in Frozen. A bit of comical relief.

The movie overall is a great movie, for little ones and such. Though this isn't a long post, it pretty much covers it. I love the story, not meaning the forbidden love. I mean the story of a kind adventurous school teacher with the young royals. It's a great story.

Have You Seen The King And I? What Do You Think About The Story And The Score?


  1. I haven't seen the animated version in so long! Now I want to watch it again. The real version is really good though. I'd recommend trying it again! :)

  2. I didn't know there also was an animated version of this story. I have, however, seen the old musical from the 50s and that was a great movie - I imagine it is a bit lighter than the new one (not that I have seen that too)
    But the songs are great - my favourites are Hello young lovers and Shall we dance

  3. i am so proud of my daughter hannah. i love you


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