If you have kids entering middle school, you’ve likely heard of the book The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. It won the Newbery Medal in 2013 and appeared on many summer reading lists. The book is told from Ivan’s perspective, a Gorilla who has normalized living his entire life in a cage at a shopping mall. However, some recent events begin to trigger long-forgotten childhood memories making Ivan question and reflect on what it means to be a living creature and the kinship we all beings share, even with humans.
Disney has adapted the book into a feature film starring Bryan Cranston and featuring the voice work of Sam Rockwell, Angelina Jolie, and Danny DeVito. The movie, a blend of live-action and CGI, was initially scheduled for a theatrical release. However, due to the pandemic, The One and Only Ivan is being released to Disney’s premium streaming service Disney+ this Friday, August 14th. The film is sure to be a good one for the whole family to sit down and enjoy.
How To Watch The One and Only Ivan
If you want to watch The One and Only Ivan, all you need is a subscription to Disney Plus, an internet connection, and a supported streaming device. The Disney+ service costs only $7.99 per month. However, Disney+ also has year-long subscriptions at a discounted price of $79.99. There is no contract commitment unless you choose the annual plan.
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