Flora and Ulysses

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Flora and Ulysses disney plus

“Flora & Ulysses” is a Disney+ original film released in 2021, based on the children’s novel of the same name by Kate DiCamillo. It is a heartwarming family comedy that combines elements of superhero adventure and coming-of-age story.

The film follows the story of Flora Buckman, a young comic book fan and self-proclaimed cynic played by Matilda Lawler. Flora’s life takes an unexpected turn when she rescues a squirrel from a vacuum cleaner accident. To her surprise, the squirrel gains superpowers and intellect, and she names him Ulysses.

Flora discovers that Ulysses has the ability to fly, type poetry, and perform extraordinary feats. As she bonds with the extraordinary squirrel, she believes he is a superhero, just like the ones she admires in her comic books. Together, Flora and Ulysses embark on a series of adventures, discovering the true meaning of family, friendship, and the power of hope and imagination.

Alyson Hannigan stars as Flora’s mother, Phyllis Buckman, who is initially skeptical of the superhero squirrel’s existence. However, as events unfold, she begins to understand the importance of embracing the magic and wonder in life.

“Flora & Ulysses” delivers a heartfelt message about the power of imagination, resilience, and the beauty of accepting differences in others. The film encourages audiences of all ages to believe in the extraordinary and find joy in the everyday wonders of life.

With its heartwarming story, endearing characters, and a touch of whimsy, “Flora & Ulysses” is a delightful family-friendly film that appeals to both children and adults alike. It celebrates the importance of staying true to oneself, finding strength in unlikely places, and cherishing the small moments that make life magical.

Flora and Ulysses

Additional Details


  • Matilda Lawler: Flora
  • Benjamin Evans Ainsworth: William
  • Alysson Hannigan: Flora’s mother Phyllis
  • Ben Schwartz: Flora’s father George
  • Danny Pudi: Miller


  • Script: Brad Copeland
  • Director: Lena Khan
  • Producer: Gil Netter

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