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Khan Kluay

Thai movie poster.
Directed by Kompin Kemgumnird
Distributed by Kantana Animation
Sahamongkol Film International
Release date(s) May 18, 2006
Country Thailand
Language Thai
Budget 150 million baht
Official website
IMDb profile

Khan Kluay (Thai: ก้านกล้วย; IPA: [kankluːaj]) is a 2006 Thai computer-animated feature film set during Ayutthaya-era Siam about an elephant who wanders away from his mother and eventually becomes the war elephant for King Naresuan. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 421 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (500 × 712 pixel, file size: 102 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Poster for Khan Kluay, an animated feature film from Thailand. ... Kantana Group Public Company Limited is a film and television production company based in Bangkok, Thailand. ... Sahamongkol Film International Co. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Thai banknotes and coins. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2006; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing... See also: Computer-generated imagery Computer animation is the art of creating moving images via the use of computers. ... The kingdom of Ayutthaya (Thai: ) was a Thai kingdom that existed from 1350 to 1767. ... Genera and Species Loxodonta Loxodonta cyclotis Loxodonta africana Elephas Elephas maximus Elephas antiquus † Elephas beyeri † Elephas celebensis † Elephas cypriotes † Elephas ekorensis † Elephas falconeri † Elephas iolensis † Elephas planifrons † Elephas platycephalus † Elephas recki † Stegodon † Mammuthus † Elephantidae (the elephants) is a family of pachyderm, and the only remaining family in the order Proboscidea... The elephants thick hide protects it from injury. ... King Naresuan the Great (1555 - April 25, 1605, also sometimes called Naret or the Black Prince, Thai สมเด็จพระนเรศวรมหาราช) was king of Siam (today Thailand) from 1590 until his death in 1605. ...

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Plot

When Khan Kluay is born, his grandmother notes that his back is "gently sloped like a banana stalk ... I suppose that is what I should name you". "Khan kluay" is Thai for "banana stalk".


As a young elephant, Khan Kluay is taunted by the other elephants because he is fatherless. Naturally, Khan Kluay is curious about his father, and he's told that his father is a war elephant for the king.


So Khan Kluay wants to find his father. Still a young elephant, he wanders off to begin his search. He is soon captured by a Burmese raiding party. In trying to escape from the Burmese camp, the young elephant is befriended by a Siamese boy prince, Naresuan, who has been ransomed to the Burmese. Naresuan has the ability to calm Khan Kluay into thinking clearly, and Khan Kluay makes his escape. King Naresuan the Great (1555 - April 25, 1605, also sometimes called Naret or the Black Prince, Thai สมเด็จพระนเรศวรมหาราช) was king of Siam (today Thailand) from 1590 until his death in 1605. ...


A weakened Khan Kluay then comes upon a village where humans and elephants are working together. He is befriended by a young elephant cow, Chaba-Kaew, but is then chained up until he is tamed. Khan Kluay soon learns to value the humans who have captured him. Under the training of a wise, old mahout, he becomes bigger and stronger.


A local warlord comes around annually to collect tax from the village, and his taxes have become greedier each year. The village rebels, and with the humans and elephants working together, the warlord and his beasts are defeated.


The call then goes out from the king of Siam for elephants. Khan Kluay is taken to the palace. There, he is seen by his mother, who calls out to him. Khan Kluay goes wild in trying to break free from his chains to meet his mother. Naresuan notices this, and remembers Khan Kluay from his boyhood. The king is able to calm Khan Kluay, and from then on Khan Kluay serves as the personal war elephant of the king.


In battle, Khan Kluay meets a giant Burmese war elephant with fiery eyes that was responsible for the death of Khan Kluay's father, and Khan Kluay gets a chance to acquit himself in battle for the glory of the Siamese kingdom, and take revenge.


Voice cast

  • Anyarit Pitakkul as Khan Kluay (child)
  • Nawarat Techarathanaprasert Chaba-Kaew (child)
  • Phoori Hiranyapruk as Older Khan Kluay
  • Worathaya Ninlakhooha as Older Chaba-Kaew
  • Pongsak Hiranyapruk as Jitrit
  • Nanthana Bunlong Saeng-daa
  • Suthep Po-ngam as Mahout
  • Channarong Khuntee-tao as leader of the Burmese
  • Juree Ohsiri
  • Koti Aramboy

Suthep Po-ngam (Thai: สุเทพ โพธิ์งาม, also Thep Po-ngam) is a Thai comedian, actor, film director and screenwriter. ...

Production

Khan Kluay is directed by Kompin Kemgumnird, an animator who had worked on the Disney features as Atlantis: The Lost Empire and Tarzan, and Blue Sky Studios' Ice Age. Disney redirects here. ... Milo trying to convince scholars of Atlantis existence. ... This article is about the 1999 film. ... Blue Sky Studios is an Academy Award winning computer animation studio which specializes in photo-realistic, high-resolution, computer-generated character animation and rendering. ... This article is about the film. ...


Produced by Kantana Animation, it was the first Thai 3-D animated feature film to be released, and was also the first animated Thai feature to be released since 1979's The Adventure of Sudsakorn, a cel-animated film by Payut Ngaokrachang. The Adventure of Sudsakorn (Thai: , also The Adventure of Sud Sakorn, Sudsakhorn Adventure or Soodsakorn) is at 1979 Thai animated fantasy film. ... The Adventure of Sud Sakorn is Thailands first (and only) cel-animated feature film. ...


Khan Kluay took three years to make and cost 150 million baht (about $3.9 million USD). Thai banknotes and coins. ...


Release

Khan Kluay was released in Thai cinemas on May 18, 2006. It was the highest-grossing Thai film of 2006, taking in approximately 91 million baht at the box office. is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The movie was shown to an audience of Asian elephants and their mahouts in an outdoor screening in Ayutthaya Province on June 6, 2006. Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 Asian Elephant range The Asian or Asiatic Elephant (Elephas maximus), sometimes known by the name of its nominate subspecies (the Indian Elephant), is one of the three living species of elephant, and the only living species of the genus Elephas. ... A mahout is a person who drives an elephant. ... Ayutthaya (full name Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thai พระนครศรีอยุธยา, pronounced eye-you-TEE-a) is one of the central provinces (changwat) of Thailand. ...


Festivals and awards

The Thailand National Film Association Awards is a Thai film industry ceremony held annually by the Federation of National Film Associations of Thailand. ... The cinema of Thailand has a history that stretches back to early days of filmmaking, when King Chulalongkorns 1897 visit to Berne, Switzerland was recorded by Francois-Henri Lavancy-Clarke. ... The cinema of Thailand has a history that stretches back to early days of filmmaking, when King Chulalongkorns 1897 visit to Berne, Switzerland was recorded by Francois-Henri Lavancy-Clarke. ... The cinema of Thailand has a history that stretches back to early days of filmmaking, when King Chulalongkorns 1897 visit to Berne, Switzerland was recorded by Francois-Henri Lavancy-Clarke. ... The cinema of Thailand has a history that stretches back to early days of filmmaking, when King Chulalongkorns 1897 visit to Berne, Switzerland was recorded by Francois-Henri Lavancy-Clarke. ...

Television series

An animated television series, The Adventure of Khan Kluay, has been created by Kantana Animation Studio and is broadcast on BBTV Channel 7. Bangkok Broadcasting & Television Company Limited Channel 7 (Thai ช่อง 7) is a Thailand television channel. ...


See also

This is a list of animated feature-length films from around the world organised chronologically by year; theatrical releases as well as made-for-TV and direct-to-video movies. ... A computer-animated film commonly refers to feature films that have been computer-animated to appear three dimensional on a movie screen. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Thai Film Awards this year, ThaiCinema.org, 2007-02-28.
  2. ^ 115 films on offer at film festival, Siasat Daily; retrieved 2007-11-15

External links


The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ...


 
 

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