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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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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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Built to fight. Born to love. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$84,410,380, 31 May 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$295,038,508, 20 May 2018
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This marks John Powell's second Blue Sky Studios original motion picture score album not to be distributed by Varèse Sarabande since Rio 2 (2014) was distributed by Sony Classical. See more »

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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

Valiente: That's the way it is. Either you're a fighter, or you're meat. So long, meat.
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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 »

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 »


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España Cañi
Written by Pascual Marquina Narro and Mariano Marquina Tallada
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WHAT DID I JUST WATCH???!!!!
25 April 2018 | by bryanybloodSee all my reviews

When I first heard about this movie, my expectations were incredibly low. Despite the main character being voiced by John Cena (which did seem promising), I still wasn't too interested in giving it a look. But eventually I was recommended this movie by a friend, with his review being scathingly negative; Which was when my attention was instantly caught. And after watching Ferdinand,... This might be one of the strangest movies I have seen in a very long time. And I absolutely loved it!! There is so much wrong with this movie, it completely baffles me! Ferdinand starts off slow and boring at first, and nothing out of the ordinary occurs throughout the first half of the film. I noticed one or two quotes recycled from 'Rio' that managed to slip in; which gave me the impression that the rest of this movie is going to turn out very generic, mediocre, and yes, there are plenty of overused cliches in the movie as usual with all kids films. But once you get to the second half, things take a humungous turn for the worst. I have never seen any movie pull something off like this. As you continue, be sure to expect the following: Dabbing horses, twerking bulls, abysmal character designs, obnoxious off-the-wall cartoony animation, laughable voice acting, lots of filler, a terrible soundtrack, and tons and tons of memes and pop-culture references. I was left cringing down to my internal organs. I kept asking myself "WHY?". Sometimes, it's hard to watch. I don't feel like this film was trying to pander to millennials as much as it was trying to annoying the hell out of them. The movie does indeed have a story, but it quickly becomes overshadowed by the shenanigans of the bulls and other side characters. What's most fascinating is how sometimes it becomes difficult to predict what happens next. You hardly ever know what trick this movie will pull off. And some jokes will fly over your head until you realize "Did that seriously just happen?!". There are other chaotic chasing scenes as well, which leave you stuck to your seat. But out of everything, what left me dumbfounded the most, was the ending; and how heartwarming and pleasing it actually was, compared to the rest of running time. The final act of the movie feels quite different from everything else I just witnessed. But either way, It ends on a very nice note. And it helps calm down the overall tone and takes your mind off the ridiculous excitement Ferdinand was delivering. All of what I have covered and more should be what you should expect when diving into this movie; As it was all expertly mixed together to create one of the funnest experiences you could ever have while watching a movie. I did enjoy Ferdinand very much, but I feel like it would've been an even better experience if I had other friends with me viewing it for the first time. Make no mistake; It is a lowbrow wild ride. And it does whatever it can to be off the rails with it's wacky humor. But that was all part of the enjoyment of it. If you did hate Ferdinand, I would totally see why; Trust me on that. Your opinion of the movie may definitely depend on your taste in media. But give it a watch for yourself and you'll see what I mean. I cannot recommend Ferdinand enough.


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