Over the past few months Disney has needed to pivot, releasing movies such as Artemis Fowl and Hamilton straight to Disney+ instead of theaters. Today, the new trailer for the upcoming film Disney’s The One and Only Ivan was debuted by the streaming service. The One and Only Ivan will stream exclusively on Disney+ on Aug. 14. 

Ivan is a 400 pound silverback gorilla that has grown up in the circus. 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 One and Only Ivan"

The heartwarming adventure is based on Katherine Applegate’s Newbery Award winning book. It comes to the screen in an impressive hybrid of live-action and CGI. 

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; Ariana Greenblatt as George’s daughter Julia; Chaka Khan as the voice of Henrietta the chicken; Mike White as the voice of Frankie the seal; Ron Funches as the voice of Murphy the rabbit; Phillipa Soo as the voice of Thelma the parrot; and Bryan Cranston as Mack, the mall’s owner.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

All photos courtesy of Disney+


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