Other Non-American Adaptations


The Cool Mikado, 1965.

The Cool Mikado (1963)

The Cool Mikado is a 1939 technicolor British film that sets the original Mikado in contemporary Japan as a comedic gangster story. The majority of the dialogue was rewritten and only a small portion of re-orchestrated music was incorporated. Included in the film’s deleted scenes shows one of the actor’s dressed as Hitler, demonstrating how The Mikado was adapted to the political atmosphere of different time periods.

The Mikado Project (2010)

The 2010 film, The Mikado Project, follows the story of a struggling Asian-American theater company that decides to perform The Mikado in order to earn a grant.

Other Non-American Adaptations