A gorilla called Ivan Tries to piece together his past with the help of an elephant called Stella since they hatch a plan to escape from captivity.
Fair warning: if you’re planning on seeing the new Disney+ film The One And Only Ivan this weekend, you should probably prepare to shed a few tears.
While the movie especially does not feature a great deal of inter-character battles and does not actually have a central villain, it finds various ways to tug on your heartstrings with its tale of animals yearning to be free.
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It’s a notable aspect of the characteristic, as it especially remains away from feeling cloying or saccharine, and as such, I felt forced to ask director Thea Sharrock about her strategy when I had the opportunity to meet her earlier this month.
Pulling off something Like exactly what The One And Only Ivan does is no easy task, a requires a great deal of fine-tuning from the post-production procedure to make certain the movie is hitting its beats nicely. It is an interesting aspect of the movie which you may watch Sharrock discuss by clicking play on the video below.
Based on a true story that was adapted as an award-winning children’s novel by author Katherine Applegate, The One And Only Ivan centers on its own titular character (voiced by Sam Rockwell), who’s a Silverback gorilla that has spent the huge majority of his life in captivity functioning as the main attraction in a circus located within a shopping mall.
Every time a new creature is brought into the series, a baby elephant (voiced by Brooklynn Prince), the small one begins to ask Ivan all kinds of questions regarding the outside world, and it awakens something within him that he didn’t always know was there: a desire to go back to nature. Dive in for more
Director: Thea Sharrock
Story by: Katherine Applegate
Screenplay: Mike White