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Bryan Cranston’s Best Friend Is a Very Artistic Gorilla in Trailer for Disney+ Movie ‘The One and Only Ivan’ (Video)

Movie starring Cranston, Sam Rockwell, Angelina Jolie, Danny DeVito, Helen Mirren and more launches Aug. 14

Last Updated: July 8, 2020 @ 7:13 AM

Disney+ dropped the trailer for “The One and Only Ivan” on Wednesday, a movie about a very artistic 400-pound silverback gorilla named Ivan (voiced by Sam Rockwell), who “learns that life isn’t defined by place and circumstance but by the power of friendship and the courage to make change happen.”

And as the trailer, which you can view above, will show you, the lesson Ivan learns might lead to him leaving Mack (Bryan Cranston), his best friend and the man who has taken care of him since he was just a little thing, behind in order to be happy in the wild.

Here’s the official description for the film, which launches Aug. 14 on Disney+:

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.

“The One and Only Ivan” stars 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 Cranston as Mack, the mall’s owner.

The movie is directed by Thea Sharrock from a screenplay written by Mike White based on Applegate’s book. “The One and Only Ivan” is produced by the late Allison Shearmur, Jolie and Brigham Taylor. Sue Baden-Powell and Thea Sharrock serve as executive producers.