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.
MACK: Welcome to your new home.
MACK: We’re rolling! What are you looking at, huh? Your papa?
WIFE: He’s looking at his daddy.
MACK: Let's give them a great show, okay? The one, and only… Ivan!
IVAN: Why do they want an angry gorilla anyway?
BOB: You’re a silverback. You terrify humans.
RUBY: You’re not terrifying. Who’s that?
IVAN: My sister.
RUBY: Where’s your sister now?
MACK: I don’t remember.
STELLA: Memories never leave us. They just get out of reach.
JULIA: Woah. Did you draw all these?
MACK: A gorilla… who draws!
BOB: What is it? Don’t tell me, don’t tell me! It’s a lonely haystack,
on a late summer day.
IVAN: It’s a beetle.
RUBY: Can you tell me a story?
IVAN: Once there was a baby elephant, that was smart and brave,
and she needed to live in the wild, where she could be free.
RUBY: Does the baby elephant get to be free?
REPORTER: The painting is clearly a sign he wants to be free.
IVAN: What about Mack? He’s taken care of me my whole life.
MACK: We’re family. We’re in this together. The one, and only… Ivan!
HENRIETTA: I'll just cross the road, then.
BOB: Why would you cross the road?
HENRIETTA: To get to the other side!
1. Discuss who Ivan is in the story.
2. Describe Ivan in as much detail as you can.
3. Who is Ruby? Talk about Ruby's role to Ivan's life.