Today Disney+ shared the new trailer, key art and first look images from the upcoming film The One and Only Ivan.
The One and Only Ivan tells the story of Ivan, a silverback gorilla who learns that life isn’t defined by place and circumstance but by the power of friendship and the courage to make change happen.
An adaptation of the award-winning book about one very special gorilla, Disney’s The One and Only Ivan is an unforgettable tale about the beauty of friendship, the power of visualization and the significance of the place one calls home.
An all star cast bring the story to life:
- Sam Rockwell (voice of Ivan)
- Angelina Jolie (voice of Stella)
- Danny DeVito (voice of Bob the dog)
- Helen Mirren (voice of Snickers the poodle)
- Brooklynn Prince (voice of Ruby)
- Ramon Rodriquez (mall employee George)
- Ariana Greenblatt (George’s daughter Julia)
- Chaka Khan (voice of Henrietta the chicken)
- Mike White (voice of Frankie the seal)
- Ron Funches (voice of Murphy the rabbit)
- Phillipa Soo (voice of Thelma the parrot)
- Bryan Cranston (Mack, the mall’s owner)
The One and Only Ivan is directed by Thea Sharrock from a screenplay by Mike White based on Applegate’s book.
Ivan is a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, and various other animals. He has few memories of the jungle where he was captured, but when a baby elephant named Ruby arrives, it touches something deep within him. Ruby is recently separated from her family in the wild, which causes him to question his life, where he comes from and where he ultimately wants to be.
The heartwarming adventure, which comes to the screen in an impressive hybrid of live-action and CGI, is based on Katherine Applegate’s bestselling book, which won numerous awards upon its publication in 2013, including the Newbery Medal.
The One and Only Ivan will exclusively be streaming on Disney+, August 14th.