The Magician's Elephant Only On Netflix This March: Images, Plot Info and Trailer

Thursday, February 16, 2023
"Extraordinary things are possible...if you believe." Find out what those extraordinary things are in The Magician's Elephant, streaming only on Netflix, March 17th! Based on the beloved novel by popular author Kate DiCamillo, The Magician's Elephant promises to delight viewers of all ages with its beautiful animation and inspiring storyline. Read on for details about the plot and watch a trailer from the film!

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The Magician's Elephant: Plot

When young Peter, who is searching for his long-lost sister, crosses paths with a fortune teller in the market square, there is only one question on his mind: is his sister still alive? The answer — that he must follow a mysterious elephant — sets Peter off on a remarkable journey to complete three seemingly impossible tasks that magically change the face of his town forever. THE MAGICIAN’S ELEPHANT is based on Newbery Award-winning author Kate DiCamillo’s classic novel.

Check out this amazing trailer for the film!


Cast and Crew of The Magician's Elephant

The Magician's Elephant is directed by Wendy Rogers (VFX supervisor on Flushed Away, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian), produced by Julia Pistor (Jimmy Neutron, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events). The film is based on the book The Magician's Elephant by two-time Newbery Award winning author Kate DiCamillo. The screenplay was written by Martin Hynes (Toy Story 4). Other credits include:
Production Design: Max Boas (Abominable)
Art Director: Iuri Lioi (How to Train Your Dragon trilogy)
Editing: Robert Fisher Jr. (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
Composer: Mark Mothersbough (The Mitchells vs. The Machines, Thor: Ragnarok)
Pre Vis Lead: Gary H. Lee (Kung Fu Panda)
Head of Story: Mark Sperber (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2)
Line Producer: Jennifer Teter (Sherlock Gnomes)
Computer Imagery: Animal Logic
The cast includes an array of talented performers, including Sian Clifford (Gloria Matienne), Pixie Davies (Adele), Natasia Demetriou (Fortune Teller / Narrator), Dawn French (Sister Marie), Brian Tyree Henry (Leo Matienne), Noah Jupe (Peter), Kirby Howell-Baptiste (The Countess), Aasif Mandvi (The King), Mandy Patinkin (Vilna), Miranda Richardson (Madam LeVaughn), and Benedict Wong (The Magician).

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Is it as Good as the Book?

During an interview with Netflix Media, Producer Julia Pistor had this to say about her connection with author Kate DiCamillo: "When I was in conversation to make THE MAGICIAN’S ELEPHANT into a film all those years ago, I told Kate that I had a young daughter who loved her work; Kate took the
time to write a letter to my daughter, totally unsolicited, to say how glad she was to hear that my daughter loved her books. We still have that letter to this day. Kate was present to make sure it was in the hands of the right people, and I’ve touched base with her over the years during our various stages of development. She was delighted to have her book adapted for film and that her story can reach an even wider audience. She knows how important it was to all of us to be true to the spirit and themes of the original story. Kate is an empowering partner and artist and has given us the room to make adjustments and additions in order to deliver the best cinematic experience. It made us all so happy when she told us how much she loves this movie."

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