"The One and Only Ivan" is a 2020 American fantasy drama film directed by Thea Sharrock.
The starring cast includes Sam Rockwell, Angelina Jolie, Ariana Greenblatt, Danny DeVito, Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, Brooklynn Prince, Chaka Khan, Ron Funches, Phillipa Soo and others.
Walt Disney Studios on Wednesday, July 08, 2020 released the trailer:
The One and Only Ivan | Official Trailer | Disney+.
Ivan (Sam Rockwell), a silverback western lowland gorilla, lives in the enclosure at Big Top Mall. He performs for Mack (Bryan Cranston), the owner, alongside other performers; a wise and nurturing African elephant named Stella (Angelina Jolie), a spoiled poodle named Snickers (Helen Mirren), a spunky chicken named Henrietta (Chaka Khan), a fire truck-riding rabbit named Murphy (Ron Funches), a paranoid sea lion named Frankie (Mike White) and a loquacious parrot named Thelma (Phillipa Soo). Ivan is accompanied by a stray mutt, who they later name Bob (Danny DeVito), who secretly lives in his enclosure. Mack's janitorial employee George (Ramón Rodríguez) brings his daughter Julia (Ariana Greenblatt) who frequently interacts with Ivan. One day, Julia leaves her old crayons with Ivan who suddenly begins taking an interest in drawing with them. Julia is apparently the only one who can decipher his drawings and what they mean.
The Big Top Mall begins losing business, much to Mack's concern, but becomes excited when he purchases a baby elephant named Ruby (Brooklynn Prince) who begins to draw in a crowd. Ivan is initially hesitant over accepting Ruby, especially when she begins to pry into his personal life. When Stella, who has been caring for Ruby, suddenly becomes weaker and unable to perform, Ivan gives Ruby encouragement to embrace the crowd on her own. Afterwards, Ruby asks Ivan to tell her a story and Ivan reveals how Mack and his wife Helen (Hannah Bourne) adopted him when he was just a baby. As Ivan got bigger, Mack became forgiving of his animalistic behavior, but Helen left him out of frustration. Mack eventually purchased the mall and turned it into a circus. Stella asks Ivan to look after Ruby and make sure she is free before passing away.
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The film "The One and Only Ivan" was scheduled to be released on August 21, 2020 (United States) and on August 27, 2020 (Germany) by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and 20th Century Fox.
The duration of the film is 95 minutes.
The film "The One and Only Ivan" is rated with "PG" rating.
"The One and Only Ivan" filming. Principal photography began on May 1, 2018 in Lakeland, Florida, with locations for the film including the Southgate Shopping Center and Resurrection Catholic Church.
"The One and Only Ivan" got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 70/100.
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