The One and Only Ivan is a 2020 American fantasy/drama film directed by Thea Sharrock from a screenplay written by Mike White, based on the children’s novel of the same name by K. A. Applegate.
This film features the following stars: Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, Phillipa Soo.
A gorilla named Ivan tries to piece together his past with the help of an elephant named Stella as they hatch a plan to escape from captivity.
Family friendly streaming! It’s a great adaption of a wonderful book- Mack’s mall show is starting to fizzle. Ivan the incredible gorilla isn’t bringing in the crowds like he used to.
So he finds a new headliner and Ivan isn’t sure how to feel about it. He would be content to draw with Julia and stay in his cage forever, but he wants freedom and protection for his friends.
But what can a lone gorilla do? In this heartwarming movie, based on a true story, friendship and creativity save the day in more ways than one.
You can catch it now streaming on Disney plus! On Down the Hobbit Hole Blog dot com we have discussion questions, a parent review and curriculum resources.
A beautiful reminder that we all need friendship and hope to get by, this one is definitely worth streaming with the family!