• Ferdinand (2017)


Release Date: December 15th, 2017

DVD Release Date: March 13th, 2018

PG |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

Ferdinand is a young bull who escapes from a training camp in rural Spain after his father never returns from a showdown with a matador. Adopted by a girl who lives on a farm, Ferdinand's peaceful existence comes crashing down when the authorities return him to his former captors. With help from a wisecracking goat and three hedgehogs, the giant but gentle bovine must find a way to break free before he squares off against El Primero, the famous bullfighter who never loses.

Cast: John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Gabriel Iglesias, Bobby Cannavale, David Tennant, Anthony Anderson

Director: Carlos Saldanha

Genres: Children , Comedy , Animated , Adventure

Production Co: Blue Sky Studios

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Heartwarming, Amusing, Transformation, Escape, Family, Lighthearted, Charming, Quest, Friendship, Small town, Cheeky

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Alex WelchIGN

    With a funny set of side characters and a lovably kindhearted lead, Ferdinand finds a way to promote being kind to others without becoming an afterschool special. Granted, it doesn’t ever go out of its way to be very unique or surprising, but for what it sets out to do, Ferdinand is altogether successful. Even if that means it doesn’t end up being much more that. show more

  • 60
    Wendy IdeScreen International

    When writers find it necessary to beef up a screenplay with that tiredest of factory-farmed animated trope, the comedy dance off, one wonders whether a more organic approach to script husbandry might have been preferable. show more

  • 50
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Manages to squeak by with enough charming set-pieces and amusing sight gags to compensate for a stalling storyline. show more

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Nominated Best Animated Feature Film
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Animated Feature Film