"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.

Watch the official trailer for "The One and Only Ivan"

Walt Disney Studios on Wednesday, July 08, 2020 released the trailer:
The One and Only Ivan | Official Trailer | Disney+.

What is "The One and Only Ivan" about?

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.

Who's in the "The One and Only Ivan" cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The One and Only Ivan".

Sam Rockwell Ivan a western lowland gorilla that was rescued at a young age by Mack
Angelina Jolie Stella a wise African bush elephant that as Ivan's friend
Ariana Greenblatt Julia George's daughter
Danny DeVito Bob a stray dog that as Ivan's friend and often sneaks into the Big Top Mall much to the annoyance of Mack
Bryan Cranston Mack the owner and ringmaster of the Big Top Mall
Helen Mirren Snickers a white poodle owned by Mack
Brooklynn Prince Ruby a baby African bush elephant that Mack obtains from a bankrupt circus
Chaka Khan Henrietta a silkie chicken
Ron Funches Murphy a white European rabbit
Phillipa Soo Thelma a blue-and-yellow macaw
Mike White Frankie a nervous California sea lion that balances a ball
Owain Arthur Castello a security guard at the Big Top Mall
Ramón Rodríguez George Julia's father and a janitor at the Big Top Mall
Hannah Bourne Helen Mack's ex-wife
Eleanor Matsuura Candace Taylor a news reporter
Indira Varma Dr. Maya Wilson a zoologist
Kevin Mathurin Mike
Betsy Graver Mother in Park
Beckett Handley Boy in Photo
Larry Ridley Male Reporter
Kriss Dillon Male Animal Handler 1
Max Dowler Male Animal Handler 2
Gary Greenham Cage Guy

When is "The One and Only Ivan" released in cinemas?

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.

What are "The One and Only Ivan" film specifications?

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.

What are critics and audiences saying about "The One and Only Ivan"?

"The One and Only Ivan" got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 70/100.

More information about "The One and Only Ivan" you can get at:

IMDB: The One and Only Ivan

Wikipedia: The One and Only Ivan (film)

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