The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan ★★★

Pretty delightful overall. The voice work is professional and the cgi not at all distracting. There are a few moments where the story really shines—the portions with the baby elephant are really good and make me sad for how awful the live-action Dumbo is in comparison. The live actors in this provide decent performances as well, but there are times when those portions drag on and bring things down. Also a lot of side animals never get to really take part in the story and it takes too long for the dog-gorilla bond of friendship to solidify. 

A very nice ending. I enjoyed seeing the photographs of the real Ivan alongside his true story.

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