The film will star Bryan Cranston, who we know mainly from his great role in ‘Breaking Bad.’
‘The One and Only Ivan’ is an adaptation of an award-winning book about a rather unique gorilla. The Disney movie will take us on a journey that will allow us to see what true friendship is all about, the power of visualization, and the meaning of the place we call home.
The movie’s main star is Ivan, a 400-pound silverback gorilla who lives in a small habitat with other animals like Stella, the elephant, Bob the dog, and several others. Ivan has vague memories of the jungle where he was captured that become clearer with the arrival of Ruby, a baby elephant that has just been captured.
With the voices of Helen Mirren, Danny DeVito, and Angelina Jolie, among others, the film was shot with its commercial release in mind. Still, the coronavirus crisis has led the studio to release it directly on their digital platform.
This is the second time, after ‘Artemis Fowl,’ that Disney has changed its plans and opted for the small screen to cope with the closure of theaters. Are we on the eve of a radical change in the way we distribute and watch films? Nobody knows. For now, we can read Katherine Applegate’s book to get a better idea of what we can expect from Disney’s new film.