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Netflix has continued to ramp up its output of animated content in recent years, and it looks set to continue in 2023 with the next animated feature film. The Wizard’s Elephant. We’re tracking everything you need to know about The Wizard Elephant, including the plot, cast, and trailer.

The Wizard’s Elephant is an upcoming computer-animated Netflix Original family film directed by Wendy Rogers and written by Martin Hynes, who adapted the story from Kate DiCamillo’s 2009 novel of the same name.

Animal Logic and Netflix Animation are the production companies working on the project, which is being produced by executive producers Julia Pistor and Jennifer Teter.

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The Magician’s Elephant novel (left) and director Wendy Rogers (right)

When is The Wizard’s Elephant are you coming to netflix

There is no official release date confirmed by Netflix, however we can confirm that the animated feature will be released sometime in March 2023.

Iuri Lioli, the art director, revealed on his Instagram in November 2022 that the film had its premiere.

Lioli had this to say about the project;

This was one of those projects that you are lucky to be a part of! I couldn’t have dreamed of a better crew to make a movie (during a pandemic or not)! So much to be thankful for! Thank you Wendy Rogers and Julia Pistor for your amazing, graceful and inspiring leadership! Thank you Max Boas for bringing me on board and for being so trusting and generous with me! Thanks to Jennifer Teter, Johnna Todesco, Junior Bastien, Alex Alemani, Andrew McTighe and everyone on the production team for being the best partners and making making a movie look so incredibly easy and seamless! Thank you Brittany Meyers for creating our beautiful characters, and thank you to all the amazingly talented artists that were part of our art department and created such a beautiful world! And thanks to Amber Naismith, Greg Jowle, Felicity Coonan and everyone at Animal Logic for the amazing partnership and bringing the vision to life in such a masterful way! So many amazing and talented people that I had the privilege to work with. I’m so proud of what we’ve created together and can’t wait for the rest of the world to see it!

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What is the plot of The Wizard’s Elephant?

the plot of The Wizard’s Elephant has been obtained from IMDb:

Follow Peter who is looking for his long lost sister. When he runs into a fortune teller in the market square, he wants to know if his sister is still alive. To get the answer, he must find a mysterious elephant and the wizard who will conjure it, setting Peter on a journey to complete three seemingly impossible tasks that will change the face of his city.


Who are the cast members of The Wizard’s Elephant?

Noah Jupe will perform the voice of Peter. Horror fans will know Peter from his role as Marcus Benner in the A peaceful place films. Jupe has previously starred in a Netflix Original Movie, The Titanwhere he played the role of Lucas.

Benedict Wong plays the voice of The magician. Wong has starred in a total of three Netflix Originals, Annihilation, Marco Polo as Kublai Khan and as the voice of the General in The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance. She also participated in the upcoming adaptation of The three body problem.

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Benedict Wong (left)

Pixie Davies performs the voice of Adel. Davies has yet to star in a Netflix original, but the young actress starred in Mary Poppins Returns as Annabel Banks and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children as Bronwyn Bruntley.

The following cast members have also been confirmed for voice roles in The Wizard’s Elephant:

  • Sian Clifford (fleabag)
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
  • Aasif Mandvi (million dollar arm)
  • Mandy Patinkin (Homeland)
  • Miranda Richardson (Fate: Winx Saga)
  • Summer Cree (Atlantis: The Lost Empire)
  • Lorraine Toussaint (Selma)
  • Natasia Demetriou (What We Do in the Shadows)
  • Dawn French (Vicar of Dibley)

What is the production status of The Wizard’s Elephant?

Official production status: Post-production (Last update: 11/01/2023)

The Wizard’s Elephant has been in development for a long time. Starting in 2012, it took several years and several rewrites before the project was picked up by Netflix in January 2000.

Filming reportedly began in February 2021 and wrapped on June 25, 2021. However, with an exceptionally long post-production stage, it’s incredibly difficult to know exactly how far the movie is from completion.


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