Disney has released the first trailer, key art, and images for The One and Only Ivan. This movie, based on the book by Katherine Applegate, tells the story of a silverback gorilla who discovers life isn’t defined by where you are or what you are going through but instead by friendship and courage to move forward. The One and Only Ivan will be arriving on Disney+ on August 16th.
The One and Only Ivan Description
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. 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 has a fantastic cast with some well-known names like Danny DeVito, Angelina Jolie, Sam Rockwell, and Hellen Mirren. It also has Philippa Soo who just appeared as Eliza Hamilton in the Broadway musical production of Hamilton that just arrived on Disney+. What did you think of the trailer for The One and Only Ivan? Are you excited to see it when it arrives on Disney+? Share your thoughts in the comments below or with DAPS MAGIC on Facebook or Twitter!