the magician's elephant

Netflix is making a new animated feature based on¬†The Magician’s Elephant, the book from writer¬†Kate DiCamillo. Featuring a voice cast that includes Sian Clifford, Pixie Davies, Natasia Demetriou, Dawn French, Brian Tyree Henry, Noah Jupe, Aasif Mandvi, and Mandy Patinkin, the story follows a boy looking for his long-lost sister and having to find a “mysterious elephant and the magician (voiced by Benedict Wong) who will conjure it.” We’ve all been there, right? Boy, let me tell you, if I had a nickel for every time I had to find a mysterious elephant and the magician who will conjure it, I’d be a wealthy man.

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Martin Hynes to Direct The Magician’s Elephant


20th Century Fox will be making a big screen adaptation of Kate DiCamillo‘s soon-to-be-published children’s book The Magician’s Elephant, with Martin Hynes attached to direct. Hynes is probably best known for playing George Lucas in the famous short film George Lucas in Love, but he also directed one of my favorite films of 2007, one of which was never releasedThe Go-Getter.

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