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Screener Squad: The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan Movie Review


Adapted from the novel of the same name, the latest planned theatrical release to find its paint-covered toes on Disney+ is “The One and Only Ivan”, a live-action/CG animation mix starring Sam Rockwell as a silverback gorilla and Bryan Cranston as a ringmaster, amongst an array of other famous names voicing the performing beasties. Reviewer extraordinaire Bradly ringmasters a review of the film with his own trained monkeys, Davey, Jennifer, and Lewayne, as they perform cunning stunts, verbal feats, and try not to throw poo at each other long enough to describe what stops the show and what falls from the trapeze without a safety net. Is the latest offering from the House of Mouse worth a bag and a half of peanuts, or does it go the way of the circus itself? Step right up and find out here!


DIRECTED BY: Thea Sharrock

STARRING: Bryan Cranston, Ramón Rodríguez, Ariana Greenblatt, Owain Arthur, Hannah Bourne, Indira Varma, Eleanor Matsuura, Sam Rockwell, Angelina Jolie, Danny DeVito, Helen Mirren, Brooklynn Prince, Chaka Khan, Ron Funches, Phillipa Soo, Mike White

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