The One and Only Ivan (movie)

2020 film directed by Thea Sharrock

The One and Only Ivan is a 2020 American fantasy drama movie directed by Thea Sharrock. It is based on the children's novel of the same name by K. A. Applegate.

The One and Only Ivan
Directed byThea Sharrock
Produced by
Screenplay byMike White
Based onThe One and Only Ivan
by K. A. Applegate
Music byCraig Armstrong
CinematographyFlorian Ballhaus
Edited byBarney Pilling
Distributed byWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release date
  • August 21, 2020 (2020-08-21) (United States)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States

It is inspired by the true story of Ivan the gorilla. The movie stars the voices of Sam Rockwell as Ivan alongside Angelina Jolie, Danny DeVito, Helen Mirren, Brooklynn Prince, Chaka Khan, Ron Funches, Phillipa Soo, and Mike White with human characters played by Ramón Rodríguez, Ariana Greenblatt, and Bryan Cranston.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Gleiberman, Owen (August 19, 2020). "'The One and Only Ivan' Review: Sam Rockwell and Angelina Jolie Voice a Touching Animal Fable From Disney Plus". Variety. Retrieved 22 August 2020.