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.
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
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 »
[Ferdinand's father has been selected to fight in the bullring]
Dad, can't I be a winner without being a fighter?
[digests the question thoughtfully, sighs and then looks at his son in eye, sadly understanding]
Son, I wish that could happen. But the world doesn't work like that for us.
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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 »
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 »
Although it gets out of control, this is a funny movie with a heart
Ferdinand is an over-the-top cartoony movie about a massive bull who's expected to be a fighter but only wants peace. It gets wildly energetic, sometimes to the point of being too much. The crazy goat, especially, is a really bizarre character that sometimes makes me laugh and sometimes just makes me uncomfortable. But if you're in the right mood and don't take it too seriously, there are some pretty silly and funny moments in the movie. Something I like too is that most of the characters, for all their quirks, have a moment of vulnerability. The few calm moments reveal a lovely message about putting down arms and soaking in the simple joys of life.
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