The trailer for Disney’s adaptation of Katherine Applegate’s 2013 award-winning book about one very special gorilla has been released.
Described as “an unforgettable tale about the beauty of friendship, the power of visualization and the significance of the place one calls home,” The One and Only Ivan revolves around a 400-pound silverback gorilla named Ivan, who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, and various other animals. According to the official synopsis, “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 voice talent includes Sam Rockwell as the voice of Ivan, Bryan Cranston as Mack, the mall’s owner, 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.
The trailer features the song “Memories” by Maroon 5.
Directed by Thea Sharrock from a screenplay by Mike White, The One And Only Ivan will be streaming exclusively on Disney starting August 14.