King And I
A brand new full-length animated feature film based on the original 1956 Rogers and Hammerstein musical starring Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr. In the midst of a conflict of cultures and religious beliefs, Anna’s Christian worldview wins out over the King’s Buddhism.
I was a bit disappointed in the weak framework for Rogers and Hammerstein’s beautiful score. Animator, Richard Rich (Swan Princess movies) attempts to reach the youth of the 1990’s who have been exposed to the animation and musical prowess of Disney. This film doesn’t quite measure up. Parents should be ready to explain the theological differences between Buddhism and Christianity to quizzical youngsters.