Danny DeVito talks new role in ‘The One and Only Ivan’

The superstar voices Bob, a stray dog who befriends the silverback gorilla in the film on Disney+.
2:58 | 08/13/20

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Transcript for Danny DeVito talks new role in ‘The One and Only Ivan’
ag We turn to a new movie we're excited about. "The one and only Ivan" and Danny Devito is part of this all-star cast of actors who are voicing this film and I've been talking to a few of these actor, of course, robach you talked to Angelina Jolie in this film as well but Danny Devito and I had a blast talking about this movie and his career. Take a listen. It's about reaching out to people, touching people. Reporter: For 50 years Danny Devito has been a fixture on screens around the world. Oh, obviously. Reporter: Playing hero, villains and, of course, there was Phil. Not exactly what I had in mind but not bad. You've had a 00-year acting you don't seem to be slowing down at all. You know, people say it's bitten by the bug or whatever it is, the wuli. The what? I'm probably saying it in a slang way and Italians will probably come down but voglia was when you got up and sit around in the day time and go I want a blt. Oh, my god, I want a blt. You know what I'm saying? It's very hard to shake. What is the thing you've been missing that when they have a vaccine or when quarantine is over, you can't wait to get back to? I miss the movies big time because I'm a movie cinephile. Ever go on a Dan Abrams run where you watch your stuff. Once in a while I bump into a movie -- "Matilda" every once in a while pops up. I'm big, you're little. I'm right, you're wrong. I usually don't go hunting for myself. Reporter: Another role he added as Bob the dog in "The one and only Ivan." Hmm. What is it? A flying cow? No. Is it a hand? No. Hands are so tough to get right. He goes anywhere he wants. What I love is that he knows that like once he finds Ivan, once he finds that friend, you know that the most important thing is friendship and camaraderie and love and your family and things that are close to you. It's a lonely haystack on a late summer day. It's a beetle. Oh. The film tells the story of a group of animals and their plan to find freedom. I know this is a Disney movie and it's about a gorilla but there's still a message you can take from this strange band of Disney animals, a message in this movie. Yes, there are themes about freedom and about what we should respect that we should have for all living things on this planet and I think it's a message that is going to resonate big time. You know, it's dinner table conversation. We had a good time. Thanks to Danny Devito. "The one and only Ivan" debuts exclusively on Disney plus on August 21st.

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