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Ferdinand (2017)

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After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

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Carlos Saldanha

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Robert L. Baird (screenplay by), Tim Federle (screenplay by) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Gore ... Young Valiente (voice)
Jet Jurgensmeyer ... Young Guapo (voice)
Nile Diaz Nile Diaz ... Young Bones (voice)
Colin H. Murphy Colin H. Murphy ... Young Ferdinand (voice)
Carlos Saldanha ... Screaming Matador / Additional Voices (voice)
Jeremy Sisto ... Ferdinand's Father (voice)
Bobby Cannavale ... Valiente's Father / Valiente (voice)
Raúl Esparza ... Moreno (voice)
Luis Carlos de La Lombana ... Ranch Hand #1 (voice)
Juanes ... Juan (voice)
Jerrod Carmichael ... Paco (voice)
Julia Scarpa Saldanha Julia Scarpa Saldanha ... Young Nina (voice) (as Julia Saldanha)
John Cena ... Ferdinand (voice)
Lily Day Lily Day ... Nina (voice)
Rafael Scarpa Saldanha Rafael Scarpa Saldanha ... Ice Cream Boy (voice) (as Rafael Saldanha)
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Storyline

Destined to become a fearless fighting bull, the young pacifist and flower-loving calf, Ferdinand, summons up the courage to escape from a Spanish bull-training camp, to finally find himself on little Nina's idyllic and fragrant farm. However, an unfortunate run-in with a busy golden bee will send the immense but peaceful animal back to the old Casa del Toro academy, where the famous matador, El Primero, usually selects his worthy bovine opponents for the arena. Does Ferdinand hide a fierce champion underneath a mountain of muscles, or is he a gentle giant after all? Written by Nick Riganas

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This Christmas, BULLieve. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for rude humor, action and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Spain

Language:

English | Spanish | German

Release Date:

15 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Story of Ferdinand See more »

Filming Locations:

Greenwich, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$111,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,401,586, 17 December 2017

Gross USA:

$84,410,380

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$296,069,199
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The longest Blue Sky film to date, five to six minutes longer than Rio 2 (2014) and Epic (2013). See more »

Goofs

The trains are fitted with Janney couplers, which are not used in Spain. In stead European trains in general use the buffers and chain couplers. See more »

Quotes

Hans: [after the three horses are in a pile, shocked by the electric fence] I've fallen, and I can't giddy-up!
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Crazy Credits

During the first half of the closing credits, family photos of Ferdinand alongside Juan, Nina, Paco, Lupe and the rest of bulls are shown. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK version is cut for a U certificate, removing a use of "bloody", several scenes of characters being electrocuted, a sequence where Ferdinand and Valiente must evade blades in a meat processing plant, and Ferdinand being slashed during the climax. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

España Cañi
Written by Pascual Marquina Narro and Mariano Marquina Tallada
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Helps if your child knows about bull fighting
16 December 2017 | by jfenn53058See all my reviews

First let me say my physically 37 year old but mentally 4 year old son (umbilical cord around neck cut off air at birth/brain damage) thoroughly enjoyed the movie. It was a bit slow in the middle at one spot I thought, but generally entertaining for me as well.

There is a reason this is PG, namely that it is about bulls that are raised for fighting in the ring - If you know the story of Ferdinand you know the basics, and the movie included some elements from the book so those were nice to see.

There are some of the usual innuendos these cartoon movies only adults will understand, but the characters are varied enough it keeps the movie hopping along. Towards the end the young bulls realize the bull never wins in the ring, thus bringing the subject of death into the movie, the momentum quickly shifts to the comedic as the characters break out from their confines, and in the end they all live happily ever after...Entertaining, likable, not a classic but good little movie.


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