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Disney to acquire K.A. Applegate's The One and Only Ivan

04.08.2014
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Anyone remember the show ANIMORPHS from the 90s? I remember the cult of the ANIMORPHS. I was never a fan of that. I would go to the store and pick up the latest GOOSEBUMPS book, and sort of throw shade to the series. The covers always looked ridiculous to me. To be fair, Iíve never read one so perhaps they arenít as dumb as I imagined. I did watch the series on the regular either. Iíve got bits and pieces but still wasnít impressed.

Later down the road, ANIMORPHS co-creator K.A. Applegate wrote a childrenís book in 2011 titled THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN. The story centers on, "a silverback gorilla named Ivan who lives in a cage in a shopping mall along with an elephant named Stella and a stray dog called Bob. Ivan does not remember life before the mall but when a baby elephant enters and Ivan finds himself taking care of her, he begins to rediscover his previous life and concocts a plan to take the baby elephant away from their abusive owner." The tale stems from Applegateís husband Michael Grantís experiences with a real life Gorilla named Ivan who spent 27 years at the Washington Mall before he was transferred to the Atlanta Zoo.

Disney is currently attempt to collect the screen rights of the book. They are looking for a writer to pen the script as well.

Anyone checked out the book? Is it screen worthy?

Source: THR

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12:18PM on 04/09/2014
The real Ivan spent 24 years in the Mall before coming to the Atlanta zoo for 16 years... sadly he bonded with people better than other gorilla's and never sired any offspring
The real Ivan spent 24 years in the Mall before coming to the Atlanta zoo for 16 years... sadly he bonded with people better than other gorilla's and never sired any offspring
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1:55AM on 04/09/2014
So, if Mighty Joe Young could talk?
So, if Mighty Joe Young could talk?
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12:29AM on 04/09/2014
This sounds cool. This is taken from a real life count of a gorilla that was in the washington mall for 27 years? Why was there a gorilla at a mall? That seems strange to me.
This sounds cool. This is taken from a real life count of a gorilla that was in the washington mall for 27 years? Why was there a gorilla at a mall? That seems strange to me.
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9:53PM on 04/08/2014
Read a lot of Animorph back in the day
Read a lot of Animorph back in the day
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