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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 overview, first billed only:
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Young Valiente (voice)
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Young Guapo (voice)
Nile Diaz ...
Young Bones (voice)
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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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Ferdinand, is a a giant bull with a big heart. he is mistaken for a dangerous beast and is captured and torn from his home and family. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team for the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can't judge a bull by its cover.

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Built to fight. Born to love. See more »


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Rated PG for rude humor, action and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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15 December 2017 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$111,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$79,172,376, 21 January 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$234,846,216, 21 January 2018
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The sixth Blue Sky Studios movie to use human characters after Ice Age (2002), Rio (2011), Epic (2013), Rio 2 (2014), and The Peanuts Movie (2015). All others were humanless. 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

Ferdinand: [In the china shop] Step lightly. You're a feather. A 2,000 pound feather.
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Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah Chorus
Written by George Frideric Handel
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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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