Disney officially released the trailer for it’s upcoming original film The One and Only Ivan.

The movie is based on the book by the same name by Katherine Alice Applegate.

The One and Only Ivan was originally supposed to get released in cinemas but due to the coronavirus pandemic, Disney ultimately decide to release it exclusively on Disney+. The cast includes big names like Bryan Cranston, Sam Rockwell, Angelina Jolie, Danny DeVito and Helen Mirren. The director Thea, Sharrock, is known for Me Before You, starring Emilia Clarke. Check out the trailer below.

The One and Only Ivan Trailer

The story for The One and Only Ivan follows a gorilla, who lives in a cage at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade. Along with an aging elephant named Stella and a dog named Bob, with no recollection of how they got there. They are owned by Mack, the owner of the Big Top Mall. When an abused baby elephant named Ruby shows up and is taken under Stella’s trunk, Ivan starts to care for her as well and along with the janitor’s daughter Julia, they help to turn things around at the mall.

The One and Only Ivan Official Synopsis

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 is coming to Disney+ on August 14th, 2020. What do you guys think? Are you excited for The One and Only Ivan? Have you read the book? Let’s discuss everything in the comments down below.

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