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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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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film marks the third Blue Sky Studios film that's based on a book, after Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (2008) and Epic (2013). (Not counting The Peanuts Movie (2015) which is based on a comic strip). See more »

Goofs

Ferdinand is named Ferdinand from birth, when he is being raised at the bull camp. He then runs away and is adopted by a new family, but how does this new family know that is name is Ferdinand? He was not wearing any identification tags, and he clearly couldn't speak to the humans to tell them this. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Football Focus: Episode dated 16 December 2017 (2017) See more »

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España Cañi
Written by Pascual Marquina Narro and Mariano Marquina Tallada
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Silly MooMoo, heartwarming and funny!
6 April 2018 | by dreamsrepositorySee all my reviews

It may be a bit generic with a predictable plot and some cliché characters. Some of the voice acting may be a bit jarring and the animation is simply OK. Still Ferdinand delivered humor and warmth in spades. I could not stop laughing! Even when the jokes were corny, the corniness fits right in with a soft-hearted, flower loving bull that wouldn't hurt a fly.

A pretty good, feel-good family movie for when you just want some light watching.


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