Photo by: Netflix
We were joined on the Popternative show by Noah Jupe to discuss voicing Peter in Netflix’s upcoming animated film The Magician’s Elephant. Based on two-time Newbery Award winning author Kate DiCamillo’s classic novel, the film will be available to stream on Netflix on March 17.

The cast also includes Sian Clifford as Gloria Matienne, Pixie Davies as Adele, Natasia Demetriou as Fortune Teller/Narrator, Dawn French as Sister Marie, Brian Tyree Henry as Leo Matienne, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as The Countess, Aasif Mandvi as The King, Mandy Patinkin as Vilna, Miranda Richardson as Madam LeVaughn, and Benedict Wong as The Magician.

The Magician’s Elephant. Photo by: Netflix

The Magician’s Elephant Synopsis
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. Photo by: Netflix

In our interview, Noah discusses The Magician’s Elephant being his first voice acting role and some of the key differences between being in studio versus on set. “I think I underestimated the difference between doing a live action movie and doing a voice over. It’s a whole different experience. Being in a studio requires a lot more imagination, it requires a lot more energy. It’s completely different and it taught me a lot” he explains.

Watch the interview with Noah Jupe below.

The Magician’s Elephant will be available to stream on March 17 on Netflix.

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