The One And Only Ivan, another Disney+ exclusive film, has released a first trailer, and it’s taking us right back to our childhoods. The film, which stars Sam Rockwell as silverback gorilla Ivan, is based on Katherine Applegate’s 2012 book of the same name. It’s about a circus gorilla who learns to paint so that it can ask for freedom, and it’s based on a true story.
The movie also stars Bryan Cranston as Ivan’s human owner, who raised Ivan from infancy. It features voice performances from Angelina Jolie, Brooklynn Prince, Helen Mirren, and Danny DeVito.
The film is directed by Thea Sharrock (Me Before You), making it one of the very few Disney films directed by a woman.
The movie is inspired by true events, in that Applegate’s original novel was inspired by a real-life gorilla, also named Ivan, who was on display in shopping center in Tacoma, Washington for 27 years, before eventually being rehomed at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.
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