MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,318 this week

Ferdinand the Bull (1938)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 997 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 7 critic

Little Ferdinand would much rather smell the flowers than butt heads with the other cows. When the men come to choose the bull for the fight, Ferdinand accidentally sits on a bumblebee. The... See full summary »

Director:

(uncredited)

Writers:

(story), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1155 titles
created 21 Sep 2011
 
a list of 347 titles
created 27 Jan 2012
 
a list of 1294 titles
created 19 Aug 2012
 
a list of 1063 titles
created 30 Aug 2012
 
list image
a list of 82 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Ferdinand the Bull (1938)

Ferdinand the Bull (1938) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Ferdinand the Bull.
Won 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When a giant threatens the land, the cityfolk mistake Mickey's boast of killing seven flies with one blow to be giants. He is then forced to fight the giant for real.

Director: Bill Roberts
Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner, Eddie Holden
Family | Short | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A delivery stork mistakenly delivers Lambert, a lion cub, to a flock of sheep. The mother won't let the stork take him back, so Lambert is raised as a sheep, but he just doesn't fit in. He ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hannah
Stars: Sterling Holloway, June Foray
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A black duckling is rejected by its mother, a hen, but manages to prove his worth when a tornado threatens the hen's chicks.

Director: Wilfred Jackson
Stars: Florence Gill
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The two foolish little pigs think crying "wolf" on their brother is great sport. Then the real wolf comes around, with his three little wolves. He dresses as Little Bo Peep, with his sons ... See full summary »

Director: David Hand
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Dorothy Compton
Comedy | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Legendary engineer Casey Jones is determined to keep his train schedule and nothing is going to stop him.

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Jerry Colonna, Ken Darby, Jon Dodson
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Santa's little helpers must hurry to finish the toys before Christmas Day.

Director: Wilfred Jackson
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Allan Watson
Comedy | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Four bored ghosts in a haunted house who've scared everyone away call up Ghost Hunters Mickey, Donald, and Goofy in hopes to have a little fun scaring them off.

Director: Burt Gillett
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Winnie the Pooh and his friends experience high winds, heavy rains, and a flood in Hundred Acre Wood.

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Sterling Holloway, John Fiedler
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Mickey Mouse, piloting a steamboat, delights his passenger, Minnie, by making musical instruments out of the menagerie on deck.

Directors: Ub Iwerks, Walt Disney
Stars: Walt Disney
Family | Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Seal Island (1948)
Documentary | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: James Algar
Stars: Winston Hibler
Beaver Valley (1950)
Documentary | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: James Algar
Stars: Winston Hibler, Mogens Lind
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Don Wilson ...
Narrator (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Little Ferdinand would much rather smell the flowers than butt heads with the other cows. When the men come to choose the bull for the fight, Ferdinand accidentally sits on a bumblebee. The men see him dash around madly, so they pick Ferdinand. Comes the bullfight, and all Ferdinand cares about is the bouquet of flowers a woman tossed to the matador. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

flower | bullfight | bouquet | cow | matador | See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 November 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ferdinand härkä  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the only Oscar winner for Best Short Subject (Cartoon) from the 1930s that was not a Silly Symphony. See more »

Quotes

Matador: Whassa matta with you, you crazy bull? Fight!
See more »

Connections

Spoofed in In Bed with Santa (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Ferdinand The Bull
Written by Larry Morey and Albert Hay Malotte
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

the bull who likes flowers
2 May 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Munro Leaf's original story comes to life with the pictures of Walt Disney and his artists, who give personality and life to the characters of Ferdinand, his fellow bulls, and the bullfighters.

Ferdinand himself is a sensitive soul, who has no desire to fight and just likes sitting under his favourite tree and smelling the flowers. The other bulls do nothing but fight and cause a racket, but when the bullfighters come looking for the fiercest bull for their show, guess who by some odd circumstance gets picked?

This little cartoon is a joy from start to finish, and Ferdinand is one of the cutest and funniest characters ever created in an animated short. Highly recommended!


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Grandmother Birthday keribaverstock
caricatures orvar39
Best på Svensk tinakristinsolum
Looking for a similar movie traumsequenz1
Discuss Ferdinand the Bull (1938) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?