Flora & Ulysses (film)

Flora & Ulysses (film) Comedy adventure about 10-year-old Flora, an avid comic book fan and self-avowed cynic whose parents have recently separated. After rescuing a squirrel she names Ulysses, Flora is amazed to discover he possesses unique superhero powers which take them on an adventure of humorous complications that ultimately change Flora’s life—and her outlook—forever. Digitally released February 19, 2021, on Disney+. Directed by Lena Khan. Stars Matilda Lawler (Flora), Alyson Hannigan (Phyllis), Ben Schwartz (George), Anna Deavere Smith (Dr. Meescham), Danny Pudi (Miller), Benjamin Evans Ainsworth (William), Janeane Garofalo (Marissa), Kate Micucci (Rita). 91 min. Based on the novel by Kate DiCamillo. After evaluating 200+ species of squirrels, filmmakers decided to fashion Ulysses after the Eurasian red squirrel but scaled him up so he would be comparable in size to an Eastern gray squirrel, common to North America. Filmed in wide-screen format in Vancouver.