Lately, it feels like movies made for kids are missing something; heart.
‘The Only and Only Ivan’ isn’t missing on that.
The film is based on the true story of Ivan (Sam Rockwell, a silverback gorilla) who was taken at a young age from his home to live in captivity by Mac (Bryan Cranston). Ivan lives his life performing with some other animals including Stella the elephant (Angelina Jolie), Bob the dog (Danny DeVito), Snickers the Poodle (Helen Mirren), Henrietta the Chicken (Chaka Khan) and more. One day a baby elephant Ruby (Brooklynn Prince) joins the animals and Ivan then remembers his past life, and he starts to question his life. Ivan then takes up painting showing the world where he really wants to be.
You might still not be too sure of photo-realistic CGI, but this one might be something special.
‘The One and Only Ivan’ releases on Disney+ on August 14, 2020.