I know I may be a little late in writing this post but this movie is worth writing about. I finally watched The One and Only Ivan a few weeks ago and it made me cry, like ugly cry. Disney does it again with a heart felt movie about talking animals just trying to find their way. The One and Only Ivan is a film adaptation of the award winning book written by Katherine Applegate. To be honest I have yet to read this book but I loved the movie so much I might have to start it. My kiddos are still too young to read but they loved the movie and all the talking animals. I’ve shared with them these fun activity pages , and by share I mean color all over, because they are toddlers but I’m excited to share them with you!
About The One and Only Ivan
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.
About The Crew
The film stars: Sam Rockwell as the voice of Ivan; Angelina Jolie as the voice of Stella; Danny DeVito as the voice of Bob the dog; Helen Mirren as the voice of Snickers the poodle; Brooklynn Prince as the voice of Ruby; Ramon Rodriquez as the mall employee George; Ariana Greenblatt as George’s daughter Julia; Chaka Khan as the voice of Henrietta the chicken; Mike White as the voice of Frankie the seal; Ron Funches as the voice of Murphy the rabbit; Phillipa Soo as the voice of Thelma the parrot; and Bryan Cranston as Mack, the mall’s owner.
THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN is directed by Thea Sharrock from a screenplay by Mike White based on Applegate’s book and is produced by the late Allison Shearmur, Angelina Jolie and Brigham Taylor. Sue Baden-Powell and Thea Sharrock serve as executive producers.
Add to the fun and enjoy this fun and educational activity packet. Get your kiddos involved and in love with learning all about animals and how to help save and protect Gorillas.
Be Sure to catch The One and Only Ivan only on Disney+.