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Ferdinand (2017)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Young Valiente (voice)
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Young Guapo (voice)
Nile Diaz ...
Young Bones (voice)
Colin H. Murphy ...
Young Ferdinand (voice)
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Screaming Matador / Additional Voices (voice)
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Moreno (voice)
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Ranch Hand #1 (voice)
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Juan (voice)
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Paco (voice)
Julia Scarpa Saldanha ...
Young Nina (voice) (as Julia Saldanha)
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Ferdinand (voice)
Lily Day ...
Nina (voice)
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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Release Date:

15 December 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Story of Ferdinand  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$111,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,401,586, 17 December 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$84,294,989, 18 April 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$294,385,028, 16 April 2018
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Trivia

Is the first Blue Sky Studios film to simply use the name of the main protagonist in the title. 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

[Last Lines]
Tres: [suddenly appearing before the other three hedgehogs, catching them by surprise] Ah, it's about time we meet again.
Una: [gasps; astonished] Tres!
UnaDos: [Una and Dos bow their heads and cross themselves]
Cuatro: [staring and stuttering] Oh... We-We though you w-were d-d-d- OH!
[Cuatro faints]
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Crazy Credits

In a brief mid-credits scene, the hedgehogs are confronted by Tres who is revealed to have been alive the whole time. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 75th Golden Globe Awards (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

España Cañi
Written by Pascual Marquina Narro and Mariano Marquina Tallada
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Enjoyable cute and heartwarming!
26 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

It seems that some people think the jokes in this movie fall flat and there is too much unnecessary clutter, but I honestly really really loved this movie. It was a reluctant choice after not finding anything else playing that we wanted to see, but man am I glad we saw it!

Ferdinand is the cutest bull I've ever seen, and I have to say I'm not familiar with this studio's other films but I thought the animation style was wonderful. I especially liked the wide range of expressions on Ferdinand's face throughout the movie, with a few close-ups that really captured the perfection of those expressions well.

The story itself was inspirational and heartwarming, full of examples and discussions on being yourself and breaking the mold and not letting anyone else define who you are. There were some heavy-handed moments that I'm not sure a younger viewer would understand, or possibly that may be too bleak for a very young viewer. Some of the humor was a little more adult-oriented, but most of it was clean, although sometimes rather stupid. The ending is pretty much exactly what you'd expect of a feel-good kid's movie, and I liked it very much.


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