Today, Disney took to social media to announce that “The One and Only Ivan” will be released on Disney+ on Friday August 21st. This is the third time the movie has shifted release dates, originally it was going to be released in theatres on July 8th, 2020, but due to the Coronavirus situation, Disney moved it to August 21st for a Disney+ release.
Then Disney changed the date, bringing it forward a week, to August 14th, but now, it’s been moved back to its original Disney+ release date.
An adaptation of the award-winning book about one very special gorilla, Disney’s “The One and Only Ivan” is an unforgettable tale about the beauty of friendship, the power of visualization and the significance of the place one calls home. Ivan is a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, and various other animals. He has few memories of the jungle where he was captured, but when a baby elephant named Ruby arrives, it touches something deep within him. Ruby is recently separated from her family in the wild, which causes him to question his life, where he comes from and where he ultimately wants to be. The heartwarming adventure, which comes to the screen in an impressive hybrid of live-action and CGI, is based on Katherine Applegate’s bestselling book, which won numerous awards upon its publication in 2013, including the Newbery Medal.
While it’s not great to have to wait an extra week, with Disney also set to release “Magic Camp” on August 14th, it makes sense to spread out the movies throughout August.
Are you looking forward to seeing “The One And Only Ivan”?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.