Walt Disney Studios confirmed last week that the upcoming THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN will be making its debut exclusively on Disney+ on August 21, 2020. Previously intended as a theatrical release, the change comes amongst a flurry of slate changes at the house of mouse in response to the ever-changing global landscape in response to COVID-19 coronavirus.
Adapted from the bestselling, award-winning book by Katherine Applegate about one very special gorilla, the tale focuses on the beauty of friendship, the power of visualization and the significance of the place one calls home. THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN comes to the screen with a newly en vogue hybrid of live-action and CGI
The film features the voices of Sam Rockwell as the gorilla Ivan; Angelina Jolie as Stella the elephant; Danny DeVito as Bob the dog; Helen Mirren as Snickers the poodle; Chaka Khan as Henrietta the chicken; Mike White as Frankie the seal; Brooklynn Prince as Ruby the baby elephant; Ron Funches as Murphy the rabbit; Phillipa Soo as Thelma the parrot; and stars Ramon Rodriguez, Ariana Greenblatt and Bryan Cranston.
THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN is directed by Thea Sharrock from a screenplay by Mike White based on Applegate’s novel and is produced by the late Allison Shearmur, p.g.a., Angelina Jolie and Brigham Taylor, p.g.a. Sue Baden-Powell and Thea Sharrock serve as executive producers.
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THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN makes its debut on Disney+ on August 21, 2020.
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