Bryan Cranston Gave a Heartbreaking Farewell to His Film, Which Will Be Deleted from Disney Plus!

MOVIE NEWS – The actor was moved by the news that his film Ivan the One will soon be removed from the streaming service.


Disney+ has announced that it will remove dozens of original series and films from the platform by May 26, including Bryan Cranston’s Ivan the Only. Set to premiere in April 2020, the film is based on Katherine Applegate’s book of the same name and follows the quest for freedom of a gorilla named Ivan (Sam Rockwell) who grows up in the care of a circus ringmaster (Cranston) in a shopping mall.

Cranston took to Instagram to share his emotional reaction to the fact that Ivan, the one and only, is about to disappear from Disney. The actor explained how important this project was to him and how proud he was to bring it to viewers during the COVID-19 epidemic. Cranston concluded his message, which you can see below, by encouraging everyone to watch the film with their families before it “disappears forever”.

Ivan, the Only One is not the only film to leave Disney Plus. As has been the case with many other original series and films, Ivan, the Only One was available exclusively on Disney Plus, meaning that once it is removed from there, it will not be available anywhere else. Cast and crew have no choice but to hope that the films and series will be released on DVD or picked up by other streamers. As Cranston mentioned, for some projects this means they will never be seen again.

In a recent earnings call, Disney announced a cost-cutting measure to remove content from Disne Plus and Hulu, and to delete others. As a result, several series such as Big Shot and The Mighty Duck Story: Game of Life have been axed. In total, 40 series have been removed from Disne Plus and Hulu, as well as several original films. Ivan, the only one, had been on the platform for almost three years, while projects such as Willow and Darby and the Dead had been up for just six months.

While this may seem like a cost-cutting measure, many are wondering how Disney is saving money with this. Films and series that have already premiered cannot be written off as tax credits, which means that it seems the only thing the studio is saving by doing this is avoiding paying royalties to employees. Given the ongoing writers’ union strike, this move is sure to come under criticism for that too. In addition, the post by Ivan, the sole protagonist, shows how personally the cast and crew are affected by these removals as they see their work disappear too quickly.

Source : Screen Rant

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