What parents need to know
Parents need to know that The One and Only Ivan is based on Katherine Applegate's beloved, Newberry Medal-winning book of the same name. Inspired by a true story, it centers on Ivan (voiced by Sam Rockwell), a gorilla who's lived in an Atlanta shopping mall for most of his life. When a baby elephant is brought to the mall, Ivan contemplates his life in captivity and what it means to be free. Angelina Jolie, Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, and Danny Devito are among the cast. The One and Only Ivan will be released digitally on Disney+.
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