Following hot on the heels of Artemis Fowl, another Disney film is heading straight to their streaming service. In a not-so-shocking movie, the studio will move The One and Only Ivan to Disney+, with a scheduled release of August 21st.
The One and Only Ivan is an adaptation of Katherine Applegate’s bestselling book about a special gorilla, voiced by Sam Rockwell. Thea Sharrock helmed the project, and the Me Before You director opened up about the change in release.
“The world has changed in a heartbeat. People all over the globe have shared important, life-changing experiences in ways we have not seen for a century,” Sharrock said in a statement. “In response to this, I am so happy that we can share Katherine Applegate’s delightful and original story, The One and Only Ivan with the world this August on Disney+, bringing some joy through this unique movie of true friendship, inspired by a true story.”
Other stars included in the live-action/CGI hybrid adaptation of the book include Angelina Jolie, Danny DeVito, Helen Mirren, Chaka Khan, Mike White, Brooklynn Prince, Ron Funches, Phillipa Soo, Ramon Rodriguez, Ariana Greenblatt, and Bryan Cranston.
You can find The One and Only Ivan on Disney+ this August.