The Magician's Elephant (film)
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|The Magician's Elephant|
|Directed by||Wendy Rogers|
|Written by||Martin Hynes|
|Based on||The Magician's Elephant|
by Kate DiCamillo
|Produced by||Julia Pistor|
|Edited by||Robert Fisher Jr.|
|Music by||Mark Mothersbaugh|
The Magician's Elephant is an 2023 upcoming computer-animated film directed by Wendy Rogers, written by Martin Hynes and produced by Julia Pistor. Based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Kate DiCamillo, the film stars Noah Jupe as Peter, a boy searching for his long-lost sister Adel, who is voiced by Pixie Davies. Alongside them, the film features the voices of Benedict Wong, Brian Tyree Henry, Aasif Mandvi, Cree Summer, Lorraine Toussaint, Mandy Patinkin, Miranda Richardson and Dawn French. Animated by Animal Logic, the film is set to be distributed by Netflix. The film is to be released on March 17, 2023.
Peter is searching for his long-lost sister Adele. A fortune teller tells him to find a magician with an elephant.
- Noah Jupe as Peter
- Benedict Wong as the Magician
- Pixie Davies as Adel, Peter's sister
- Sian Clifford
- Brian Tyree Henry
- Aasif Mandvi
- Mandy Patinkin
- Miranda Richardson
- Cree Summer
- Lorraine Toussaint
- Natasia Demetriou
- Dawn French
On August 17, 2009, 20th Century Fox announced that Martin Hynes would adapt a novel titled The Magician's Elephant, which was yet to be released, into a feature film. In that same announcement, Julia Pistor was also confirmed as the producer of the film. On December 15, 2020, after languishing into development hell for a number of years, it was announced that Pistor had taken the property to Netflix who acquired the film rights to the book and screenplay to develop the animated feature film, with Animal Logic working on the animation. In the same announcement, Noah Jupe, Benedict Wong, Pixie Davies, Sian Clifford, Brian Tyree Henry, Mandy Patinkin, Miranda Richardson, Cree Summer, and Lorraine Toussaint were all cast to star in the film.
In January 2023, Netflix announced that the film would be released on March 17, 2023.
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