Disney+’s THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN premieres this Friday, August 21st. The film is adapted from Katherine Applegate’s award-winning book by the same name, which is based on the true story of a gorilla named Ivan who could paint. The movie stars Bryan Cranston, who plays Ivan’s owner Mack, and includes the voices of Sam Rockwell, Angelina Jolie, Helen Mirren, Chaka Khan, Danny DeVito, and Brooklyn Prince.
Angelina Jolie & Brooklynn Prince The One And Only Ivan
Co-stars Angelina Jolie and Brooklyn Prince voice circus elephants, Stella (Jolie) and Ruby (Prince), in The One And Only Ivan. During the zoom movie press conference Brooklyn spoke of the first time she met Angelina, she suggested both wear elephant onesies in the recording room. She later went home and pleaded her mom to buy the pair matching onsies, “My mom was like, ‘I am buying Angelina Jolie an elephant onesie to match my daughter. What size does she even wear?‘”
The gift was well received, as the two wore their matching elephant onsies on the first day of recording, even taking selfies in them. Angelina adds, “I think it’s safe to say we became like the elephant family, we got really into our characters, us two.” The adorable bond didn’t stop at onsies, Angelina also gifted Brooklynn with a little baby elephant and a big elephant holding each other trunks.
The One And Only Ivan
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.