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.
In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same.
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
This is the second Blue Sky Studios film, based on a book and animation, to have an original theme music being remade by its film composer. The first was The Peanuts Movie's (2015) "Linus and Lucy", "Skating", "Christmas Time Is Here", and "Christmas is Coming" having been remade by Christophe Beck. The second is Ferdinand's (2017) "Flower Theme" being remade by John Powell. See more »
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 »
And I'm Cuatro.
What happened to Tres?
[the hedgehogs look solemn and cross themselves]
We do not speak of Tres.
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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 »
I laughed a lot more than I thought I would! This is a very fun movie with a lot of laughs, but between those laughs there are some slow parts. Better than Turbo (the only other animated movie I can think of where I did notice the slow parts), but it isn't the best animated movie ever. The kids will watch it a few times. I don't see it becoming a classic, but the first watch will definitely entertain you!
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