Where are my Kate DiCamillo fans at? If you’re anything like me, you grew up reading her books and dreaming right along with her.
I was ecstatic to find out that Netflix was the place to go to watch “The Magician’s Elephant” – and the good news is that it’s streaming right now!
Grab some popcorn, gather up the kids, and make it a family movie night tonight. This movie is one that everyone, regardless of age, will enjoy. It’s perfect for life lessons and for spending time together as a family.
What is The Magician’s Elephant movie about?
If you’ve read the book, then you should be able to jump right in and follow along with the movie. (the illustrations are so good!)
It follows along with Peter, the orphaned boy, who is looking for his sister. Along the way, he comes in contact with a fortune teller who advises him that he is going to come in contact with an elephant, who can and will help him find his sister.
What is this movie rated?
The rating for this movie is PG, and I find that it’s a good rating. There are some life lessons that are great talking points with the kids, and watching the movie with them opens up the doors for those conversations to flow.
I was recently invited to be a part of the panel with several other bloggers, and we were able to ask questions to the director, Wendy Rogers, and producer, Julia Pistor.
My question is below – and so is the answer. (this is not an exact answer as I shortened and made it more concise)
What made you go for a muted color palette in the film?
The color palette is driven by the fact that the town has lost hope and is sitting under clouds that don’t move and don’t budge.
We didn’t want it to be totally gray, so we had the lighting changed on the time of day. We wanted the world to have beautiful lighting quality.
The animation style is stylized and grounded. We wanted the world to feel fabled and to have the elephant feel more real than the other characters.
Our entire family gave this movie two thumbs up. It was suspenseful and beautiful, and the lessons that were taught throughout were great for talking about.
If you’re looking for a great family movie that everyone can sit down and watch, this is the one! Streaming on Netflix now!