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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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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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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

This film marks the fourth Blue Sky Studios film that's based on a book, after Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Epic (2013), and The Peanuts Movie (2015). See more »

Goofs

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

Una: I'm Una...
Dos: I'm Dos...
Cuatro: And I'm Cuatro.
Ferdinand: What happened to Tres?
Una: [the hedgehogs look solemn and cross themselves] We do not speak of Tres.
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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 »

Soundtracks

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Written by Nick Jonas, Justin Tranter and Nick Monson
Performed by Nick Jonas
Produced by Nick Monson
Courtesy of Island Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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One of the bests
5 March 2018 | by See all my reviews

I don't understand why the rating is this low here. It was one of the best animation movies I have seen. It has several layers to it. Surface layer is of course going against violence and advocating peaceful life and behavior. But it can have several other layers; like how the society forces boys to define themselves as "masculine" based on the norms of the society. Masculinity is more of a sociological construct rather than an eternal unchanging truth. Some people here have said that this movie is not pro fighters. I totally think the opposite. It is advocating a new definition for fighting. Rather than violence, fighting according to Ferdinand is patience and perseverance.

All in all, I loved this movie and totally recommend it.


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