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The One and Only Ivan (2020)

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A gorilla named Ivan tries to piece together his past with the help of an elephant named Ruby as they hatch a plan to escape from captivity.

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Thea Sharrock

Writers:

Mike White (screenplay by), Katherine Applegate (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Rockwell ... Ivan (voice)
Bryan Cranston ... Mack
Phillipa Soo ... Thelma
Chaka Khan ... Henrietta (voice)
Mike White ... Frankie / Passing Driver
Ron Funches ... Murphy (voice)
Angelina Jolie ... Stella (voice)
Helen Mirren ... Snickers (voice)
Danny DeVito ... Bob (voice)
Ariana Greenblatt ... Julia
Ramon Rodriguez ... George (as Ramón Rodríguez)
Owain Arthur ... Castello
Kevin Mathurin ... Mike
Brooklynn Prince ... Ruby (voice)
Hannah Bourne Hannah Bourne ... Helen
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A gorilla named Ivan tries to piece together his past with the help of an elephant named Ruby as they hatch a plan to escape from captivity.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Danny DeVito's 4th time voice acting in a live-action film, after Look Who's Talking Now (1993) as Rocks the Dog, Last Action Hero (1993) as Whiskers, and Space Jam (1996) as Swackhammer. See more »

Quotes

Bob: Say it. Go ahead, say it.
Ivan: I'm the one and only Ivan.
Bob: And don't you ever forget it.
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Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Who Asked For This? (2020) See more »

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Ain't Nobody
Written by Hawk Wolinski (as David Wolinski)
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When is a cage not a cage?
23 August 2020 | by Pjtaylor-96-138044See all my reviews

Though 'The One And Only Ivan (2020)' initially seems to skew quite young with its CG animal cast and to-camera narration, it eventually becomes a relatively nuanced exploration of the ethics of animal captivity. Is freedom worth trading for security? How free can you be from within a cage? Is it wrong to keep an animal out of the wild, even if it's loved and given all the care it needs? These questions are all brought up over the course of the breezy but unconventionally paced piece, with their never-as-simple-as-they-seem answers being left largely for the viewer to decipher. Along the way, the flick charms with its subtle but warm voice-work and its impressively integrated special effects. It isn't mind-blowing, but it's generally enjoyable and much more interesting than you may expect. It's a good movie. 6/10


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2020 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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