The Magician’s Elephant cast: Who voices the characters in the Netflix animated movie?

THE MAGiCIAN'S ELEPHANT - When Peter (voiced by Noah Jupe), who is searching for his long-lost sister named Adel (voiced by Pixie Davies), 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 find a mysterious elephant and the magician (voiced by Benedict Wong) who will conjure it, sets Peter off on a harrowing journey to complete three seemingly impossible tasks that will change the face of his town forever. The Magician’s Elephant is based on Two-time Newbery Award winning author Kate DiCamillo’s classic novel. Cr: Netflix © 2023
THE MAGiCIAN'S ELEPHANT - When Peter (voiced by Noah Jupe), who is searching for his long-lost sister named Adel (voiced by Pixie Davies), 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 find a mysterious elephant and the magician (voiced by Benedict Wong) who will conjure it, sets Peter off on a harrowing journey to complete three seemingly impossible tasks that will change the face of his town forever. The Magician’s Elephant is based on Two-time Newbery Award winning author Kate DiCamillo’s classic novel. Cr: Netflix © 2023 /
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On March 17, the beautifully animated film The Magician’s Elephant arrives on Netflix. This is definitely a movie you’ll want to add to your watchlist once you learn more about it.

The Magician’s Elephant is a family movie directed by Wendy Rogers from a screenplay written by Martin Hynes. Additionally, Julia Pistor is signed on as a producer.

Based on Kate DiCamillo’s children’s novel of the same name comes a story about a young boy named Peter who’s on a journey to find his long-lost sister. His journey leads him to a fortune teller who tells him he must find a mysterious elephant and the magician who will conjure it. But once the elephant is conjured up, it’s given to the royal court. Peter is then given the job of completing three seemingly impossible tasks by the King in exchange for the elephant. This sets Peter off on an unforgettable adventure.

Now, you might be wondering who’s in the voice cast. We’ve got you covered! Below, you’ll find who voices the characters in the animated film and what they look like in real life.

The Magician’s Elephant voice cast

Naturally, we’d start with the actor who voices the protagonist, Noah Jupe.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 18: Actor Noah Jupe attends the “No Sudden Move” premiere during the 2021 Tribeca Festival at The Battery on June 18, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage,) /

Noah Jupe as Peter

Noah plays Peter, a 13-year-old boy who was orphaned at a young age. He will stop at nothing to find his sister Adele even if that means risking his life to complete seemingly impossible tasks.

You might recognize Noah from his role as Marcus Abbott in A Quiet Place and A Quiet Place Part II. He also played the role of Henry Fraser in the HBO miniseries The Undoing and Teenage Donnie in the biographical drama film Dreamin’ Wild.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 29: Actor Pixie Davies attends Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ World Premiere at the Dolby Theatre on November 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) /

Pixie Davies as Adele

Pixie plays Peter’s long-lost sister, Adele. Like her brother Peter, Adele is an orphan. She’s very kind, courageous, and intelligent. She’s in the care of Sister Marie and wishes to step out of her comfort zone to see what else the world has to offer, especially after she has an amazing dream about a magical elephant.

Are you wondering what other projects Pixie has starred in? Well, she’s known for her other roles in The White QueenOut of the DarkMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar ChildrenHumans and101 Dalmation Street.

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Natasia Demetriou as Fortune Teller/Narrator

Natasia voices the fortune teller/narrator in The Magician’s Elephant. The fortune teller is mysterious and plays a major role in Peter’s journey with the magician’s elephant. As the narrator, Natasia narrates Peter’s story for the viewers.

You might know Natasia from her roles in the TV shows Pls LikeThis Time with Alan PartridgeStath Lets FlatsLive at the Moth Club and What We Do in the Shadows. She also voiced the character Cala Maria in The Cuphead Show! on Netflix.

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Benedict Wong as Magician

Benedict plays the magician who conjures up the magical elephant. He loves to do magic, but can’t seem to find a way to get others to believe in it the way that he does. Well, that’s until he makes an elephant appear out of thin air.

Benedict is known for his roles in Top BoyThe Wrong MansThe MartianMarco Polo: One Hundred Eyes, Marco PoloDoctor StrangeAnnihilationAvengers: Infinity WarDeadly ClassGemini Man and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 17: Aasif Mandvi attends a WE Refugee fundraiser for the IRC and MOIA at The Cutting Room on November 17, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images) /

Aasif Mandvi as The King

Aasif portrays the voice role of The King in The Magician’s Elephant. The King is vibrant and constantly looking for ways to be entertained. Also, he’s the person to give Peter the three seemingly impossible tasks.

If you’re curious about what other projects you might’ve seen Aasif in, you might recognize him from his previous roles in Person of InterestThe BrinkMillion Dollar ArmYoungerShut Eye, A Series of Unfortunate EventsBlue Bloods and Evil.

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Kirby Howell-Baptiste as The Countess

Kirby voices The Countess in The Magician’s Elephant. The Countess is a respected leader and seems to be reserved and distant. However, this is just her way of masking her true feelings since she lost her brother in the war.

Kirby is best known for her role in the TV shows LoveBarryVeronica MarsWhy Women KillThe Good PlaceKilling EveHacks and The Sandman. She’s also done some voice work for shows such as Infinity TrainBig Hero 6: The SeriesWaffles + Mochi and Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous.

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Mandy Patinkin as Vilna

Mandy voices Vilna, Peter’s caretaker. He’s an ex-soldier who raises Peter in a mostly isolated life to avoid emotional attachments. Although he loves Peter, Vilna doesn’t really show affection towards him. But their relationship changes forever after a secret from the past is revealed.

Mandy is known for his other roles in The Princess BrideYentlChicago Hope, Dead Like MeCriminal MindsHomelandThe Good Fight etc.

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Brian Tyree Henry as Leo Matienne

Brian voices Leo Matienne, Peter’s downstairs neighbor who supports him on his journey to find his sister. You might know Brian from his other roles in Vice PrincipalsHotel ArtemisIrreplaceable YouIf Beale Street Could TalkChild’s PlayThe Woman in the WindowEternalsBullet TrainCauseway and Atlanta. He also voices the character Elijah in Netflix’s Big Mouth.

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Sian Clifford as Gloria Matienne

Sian plays Gloria Matienne, Leo’s wife and Peter’s downstairs neighbor in The Magician’s Elephant. While Leo is an extrovert and open, Gloria is more reserved. She’s closed off due to not being able to have children of her own. However, she soon starts to open her heart to others.

Sian is known for her roles in the TV shows QuizTwo Weeks to LiveLife After LifeThe SuspectHis Dark MaterialsFleabag and Vanity Fair. She also starred as Edana Romney in the crime mystery See How They Run.

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Dawn French as Sister Marie

Dawn voices Sister Marie, Adele’s protective caretaker who provided her with a loving upbringing. Sister Marie is a kind-hearted nun who cares deeply for Adele and tries her best to keep her safe and out of harm’s way.

You might know Dawn from her roles in ClatterfordWild WestLark Rise to CandlefordPsychovilleRoger & Val Have Just Got InThe Comic Strip PresentsFrench and SaundersDeliciousThe Vicar of Dibley and Death on the Nile.

Be sure to check out The Magician’s Elephant, landing on Netflix on March 17.

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