Filming Starts on Disney’s Latest Live Action Film, The One and Only Ivan

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Across the pond at London’s Pinewood Studios, production has started on “The One and Only Ivan.”  Disney’s latest film will be a live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of the much-loved children’s book by Katherine Applegate.  The project is being directed by Thea Sharrock and will feature Bryan Cranston, Ramon Rodriguez, Arianna Greenblatt, Indira Varma and Eleanor Matsuura.

The film will also feature the vocal talents of Angelina Jolie, Sam Rockwell, Brooklynn Prince, Helen Mirren and Dany Devito.

“The One and Only Ivan” tells the true story of uniquely-talented gorilla and other animals who share a communal habitat at a suburban shopping mall.  It’s an unforgettable tale about the beauty of friendship, the power of visualization and the significance of the place we call home. The book has a huge following and has topped the New York Times bestseller list. Applegate has also won several awards for Ivan including the Newberry Medal in Children’s literature for 2013.


As of going to print, details have not been revealed as to a possible release date. Readers are encouraged to keep following along with Chip and Co. for the last movie news and updates!


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