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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:
... Young Valiente (voice)
... Young Guapo (voice)
Nile Diaz ... Young Bones (voice)
Colin H. Murphy ... Young Ferdinand (voice)
... Screaming Matador / Additional Voices (voice)
... Ferdinand's Father (voice)
... Valiente's Father / Valiente (voice)
... Moreno (voice)
... Ranch Hand #1 (voice)
... Juan (voice)
... Paco (voice)
Julia Scarpa Saldanha ... Young Nina (voice) (as Julia Saldanha)
... 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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This Christmas, BULLieve. 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:

$84,410,380, 31 May 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$295,038,508, 20 May 2018
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Trivia

David Tennant's second animated film based on a book, after How to Train Your Dragon (2010). 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 »

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Lupe: It's a dog-eat-dog, bull-fight-bull, everyone-hates-on-the-goat world.
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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 »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Everything, Everything (2017) See more »

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España Cañi
Written by Pascual Marquina Narro and Mariano Marquina Tallada
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'Ferdinand' is a fun family flick that explores some important themes, but ultimately succumbs to the generic story tropes that would be expected from a film of its kind.
18 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

Although the story is fairly generic and the jokes mostly fall flat, 'Ferdinand' is still a entertaining family flick that somewhat stands out from the majority of recent animated films thanks to the important themes explored throughout, and its subtle commentary of the bullfighting sport. The film does, however, include a few overlong action set-pieces that drag down the pacing and seem to have only been included to keep hyperactive children engaged (although that is indeed their purpose), but luckily the film doesn't rely on these and instead focusses on delivering its principal ideals. Furthermore, the third act is emotionally powerful and nicely wraps up the character arcs on display, while really hammering home its message. John Powell's music score is fantastic too. 6/10


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