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Go Behind the Scenes of The One and Only Ivan, Coming to Disney+

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The Walt Disney Studios is taking you behind the scenes of The One and Only Ivan, the adventure film coming to Disney+ on August 14. You can watch the new featurette using the player below.

Based on the award-winning book (check price at Amazon) by Katherine Applegate, 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.

The One and Only Ivan is the third movie pulled from Disney’s theatrical slate and sent to Disney+ following Artemis Fowl and Hamilton, which are now both available to stream.

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. 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 film stars Sam Rockwell as the voice of Ivan; Angelina Jolie as the voice of Stella; Danny DeVito as the voice of Bob the dog; Helen Mirren as the voice of Snickers the poodle; Brooklynn Prince as the voice of Ruby; Ramon Rodriquez as the mall employee George; and Ariana Greenblatt as George’s daughter Julia.

Chaka Khan also voices Henrietta the chicken; Mike White is the voice of Frankie the seal; Ron Funches is the voice of Murphy the rabbit; Phillipa Soo performs the voice of Thelma the parrot; and Bryan Cranston is 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 and is produced by the late Allison Shearmur, Angelina Jolie and Brigham Taylor. Sue Baden-Powell and Thea Sharrock serve as executive producers.

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Mirko Parlevliethttp://VitalThrills.com
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

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