Animated movies are always fun to watch, whether it’s a children’s movie or an adult animated movie. Netflix is known for its wide collection of animated movies, and “The Magician’s Elephant” is going to be one of them. The upcoming Netflix movie is an adaptation of Kate DiCamillo’s novel of the same name. “The Magician’s Elephant” is a best-selling novel that will be coming to life, and the writer has published over 25 novels. You would be surprised to know that out of those 25 titles, four have already been turned into feature films. Let’s now dive into further details about “The Magician’s Elephant.”
The trailer was uploaded on Netflix’s official YouTube page and revolved around Peter. The young boy is searching for his long-lost sister and has one question: is she alive? He then stumbles upon a fortune-teller, who tells him that he will know about his sister’s whereabouts by following the magician’s elephant. Further, we see that he is on a quest to find the magician. He does find him; however, his elephant is taken into custody by the royal court. Peter follows the elephant and asks the king to give him the animal since only the elephant can help him find his sister. The king gives Peter three impossible tasks and promises to give the elephant to him if he completes them. Will he be able to find his long-lost sister? Is she alive? We’ll have the answers soon!
The cast of the movie includes some of the most recognized faces in Hollywood nowadays. The protagonist, Peter, who is a young boy on a journey to find his sister, is played by Noah Jupe. The actor is famously known for his role in “A Quiet Place.” Further, we have Benedict Wong playing the role of the magician in the movie. Benedict is known for his role in “Doctor Strange.” Pixie Davies will be seen as Adel’s little sister. Pixie Davies is known for her role in “Mary Poppins Returns.”
Netflix announced that the movie would be released on March 17, 2023, so mark your calendars! You would be surprised to know that the movie was in development for over a decade, but the project was stuck. However, the producer, Julia Pistor, took the project to Netflix. The movie is directed by Wendy Rogers, and the animation is done by Animal Logic. As already mentioned, the distributor of the movie is done by Netflix.
For the time being, we have a list of similar movies you can watch until “The Magician’s Elephant” is released on Netflix!
How To Train Your Dragon: The story is set in the mythical world of Berk, where Vikings and dragons coexist. The story revolves around the unlikely friendship between Hiccup and a Night Fury dragon named Toothless. Hiccup, who is initially afraid of dragons, learns to understand and bond with Toothless through patience and compassion. The duo works together to overcome obstacles and challenges, eventually bringing peace between dragons and Vikings.
Meet The Robinsons: Lewis, an orphan who was abandoned by his mother 12 years ago, is the subject of the story. Since then, he has put a lot of effort into creating something that would allow him to put this incident behind him. Nevertheless, his intentions are slightly disturbed when Wilbur Robinson, a youngster who claims to be from the future, shows up. “Meet the Robinsons” is a heartwarming and adventurous film that emphasizes the importance of perseverance, creativity, and family.
Shrek: The story revolves around a solitary and grumpy ogre named Shrek, who lives in a swamp far away from society. One day, his peaceful life is disrupted when a group of fairytale creatures are banished to his swamp by the evil Lord Farquaad. In an effort to get his swamp back, Shrek agrees to rescue Princess Fiona, who is being held captive by Lord Farquaad. Shrek is accompanied on his quest by a talkative and annoying donkey named Donkey. As Shrek and Donkey journey to save Fiona, they face various challenges and obstacles, including a fire-breathing dragon and a fearsome knight.
Mary Poppins: The story revolves around a magical nanny named Mary Poppins who is sent to care for the Banks family in London in 1910. The Banks family consists of Mr. and Mrs. Banks, their two misbehaving children, Jane and Michael, and their strict and uptight housekeeper, Miss Andrew. Mary Poppins uses her unique and whimsical methods to teach the Banks children important lessons, such as the importance of imagination and responsibility. She also takes them on magical adventures, such as jumping into sidewalk chalk drawings and visiting her friend Bert, a jack-of-all-trades chimney sweep. As Mary Poppins transforms the Banks children’s lives, she also helps to heal the strained relationship between Mr. and Mrs. Banks.