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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.

Director:

Carlos Saldanha

Writers:

Robert L. Baird (screenplay by), Tim Federle (screenplay by) | 6 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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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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The beloved classic comes to life in a big way. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The first Blue Sky Studios film to have a box office bomb. See more »

Goofs

When Ferdinand asks the hedgehogs what happened to Tres, the hedgehogs make the sign of the cross but Una the female hedgehog does it with her left hand. In the Catholic religion, the sign of the cross is always done with the right hand. See more »

Quotes

Lupe: It's a dog-eat-dog, bull-fight-bull, everyone-hates-on-the-goat world.
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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

Featured in Football Focus: Episode #17.20 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah Chorus
Written by George Frideric Handel
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It's a nice feel good movie.
15 March 2018 | by apjcSee all my reviews

If adults are going to review this film they should first ask what the children thought. Why some try to analyse these type of films is beyond me. It's old style fun and happy ending we all enjoyed as kids. If you don't have any, borrow one or two, because you'd have an excuse to enjoy a bit of fun. Don't want to bring up any religious connotations but I did fall in love with a goat.


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

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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