The Magician's Elephant (film)
|The Magician's Elephant|
|Directed by||Wendy Rogers|
|Produced by||Julia Pistor|
|Written by||Martin Hynes|
|Based on||The Magician's Elephant|
by Kate DiCamillo
|Edited by||Robert Fisher Jr.|
The Magician's Elephant is an upcoming American computer-animated film directed by Wendy Rogers from a script by Martin Hynes. 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, Sian Clifford, Brian Tyree Henry, Mandy Patinkin, Miranda Richardson, Cree Summer, and Lorraine Toussaint. Animated by Animal Logic, the film is set to be distributed by Netflix.
The Magician's Elephant centers on Peter (Noah Jupe), who is searching for his long-lost sister Adel (Pixie Davies). He crosses paths with a fortune teller in the market square to ask if his sister is still alive. The answer is that he must find a mysterious elephant and the magician (Benedict Wong) who will conjure it — setting Peter off on a harrowing journey to complete three seemingly impossible tasks that will change the face of his town forever.
- 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 a producer of the film. On December 15, 2020, it was announced that Netflix has acquired the film rights to the book 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.
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