The story focuses on Ivan, a silverback gorilla who learns about life and how it isn’t “defined by place and circumstance but by the power of friendship and the courage to make change happen.”
Streaming begins on Aug. 14.
Watch the trailer below:
The film will have a star-studded cast as well, who will work as voice actors on the film.
- Sam Rockwell stars as Ivan.
- Angelina Jolie stars as Stella.
- Danny DeVito will voice Bob the Dog.
- Helen Mirren will voice Snickers the poodle
- Bryan Cranston as Mack, the mall’s owner
Here’s an official description of the film from Disney Plus:
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.