Ferdinand is a 2017 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film directed by Carlos Saldanha.

Official trailers

Fox Family Entertainment on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 released the trailer:
Ferdinand | Trailer | Fox Family Entertainment.

Story intro

In Spain, a ranch that trains bulls for bullfighting called Casa del Toro harbours a bull calf named Ferdinand (Colin H. Murphy). He is ridiculed by his fellow calves Bones (Nile Diaz), Guapo (Jet Jurgensmeyer), and Valiente (Jack Gore) for being non-confrontational and his tendency to smell and protect flowers. A saddened Ferdinand runs away from Casa del Toro after his father Raf (Jeremy Sisto) fails to return from a bullfight he was picked for and a flower he was fond of was smashed by Valiente and his father (Bobby Cannavale). He eventually winds up at a florist's farm, and is adopted by the owner Juan (Juanes), his dog Paco (Jerrod Carmichael), and his daughter Nina (Lily Day) with whom he shares a bond. When Ferdinand (John Cena) eventually grows up into an enormous bull, he still retains his non-violent, flower-loving nature. Due to his size, he is left behind when Juan, Nina, and Paco go to Ronda for an annual flower festival. Ferdinand decides to go anyway, resulting in him getting stung by a bee and unintentionally wreaking havoc around town and is taken away back to Casa Del Toro, much to his and Nina's sadness. Once back there, he finds that Bones (Anthony Anderson), Guapo (Peyton Manning), and Valiente (Bobby Cannavale) have also grown up and have been joined by a Scottish bull named Angus (David Tennant) and a silent but intimidating bull named Maquina (Tim Nordquist). Ferdinand is still disrespected by Bones, Guapo, and Valiente, but manages to befriend a crazy goat named Lupe (Kate McKinnon) who wants to be his coach in bullfighting despite his lack of interest and three hedgehogs named Una (Gina Rodriguez), Dos (Daveed Diggs), and Cuatro (Gabriel Iglesias) who frequently invade Casa del Toro to steal food. They used to have another brother named Tres, but they claimed him to be dead.


John Cena
Ferdinand (voice)
Bobby Cannavale
Valiente's Father / Valiente (voice)
Kate McKinnon
Lupe (voice)
Peyton Manning
Guapo (voice)
Anthony Anderson
Bones (voice)
Lily Day
Nina (voice)
Juan (voice)
David Tennant
Angus (voice)
Jerrod Carmichael
Paco (voice)
Tim Nordquist
Maquina / Additional Voices (voice)
Raúl Esparza
Moreno (voice)
Miguel Ángel Silvestre
El Primero (voice)
Gina Rodriguez
Una (voice)
Daveed Diggs
Dos (voice)
Gabriel Iglesias
Cuatro (voice)
Flula Borg
Hans (voice)
Boris Kodjoe
Klaus (voice)
Sally Phillips
Greta (voice)
Colin H. Murphy
Young Ferdinand (voice)
Jack Gore
Young Valiente (voice)
Jet Jurgensmeyer
Young Guapo (voice)
Nile Diaz
Young Bones (voice)
Julia Scarpa Saldanha
Young Nina (voice) (as Julia Saldanha)
Jeremy Sisto
Ferdinand's Father (voice)
Cindy Slattery
Bunny / Additional Voices (voice)
Carlos Saldanha
Screaming Matador / Additional Voices (voice)
Luis Carlos de La Lombana
Ranch Hand #1 (voice)
Rafael Scarpa Saldanha
Ice Cream Boy (voice) (as Rafael Saldanha)
Karla Martínez
Village Mother (voice)
Jordi Caballero
Balloon Vendor / Additional Voices (voice)
Maria Peyramaure
Tall Nun / Additional Voices (voice)
Nazanin Homa
Short Nun / Police Officer #2 / Additional Voices (voice) (as Naz Homa)
Andreas A. Esparza
Police Officer #1 / Additional Voices (voice)
James Palumbo
Village Tourist / Additional Voices (voice) (as James M. Palumbo)
Bernardo De Paula
Animal Control Officer / Additional Voices (voice) (as Bernardo de Paula)
Belita Moreno
Shopkeeper (voice)
Alvaro Mendoza
Ranch Hand #3 (voice)
Carlos Reig-Plaza
Ranch Hand #2 / Additional Voices (voice)
Jason Fricchione
Madrid Tourist / Additional Voices (voice)
Susana Ballesteros
Newscaster / Additional Voices (voice)
Ana Patricia González
El Primero Fan (voice) (as Ana Patricia Gámez)
Laura Bayonas
Additional Voices (voice)
Anna Clols
Additional Voices (voice)
Susana G. Esteban
Additional Voices (voice)
Johnny Gidcomb
Additional Voices (voice)
Adrian Gonzalez
Additional Voices (voice)
Richard Gould
Additional Voices (voice)
Andrea Lareo
Additional Voices (voice)
Andre Robinson
Additional Voices (voice)
Carter Sand
Additional Voices (voice)
Julian Zane
Additional Voices (voice)


The film Ferdinand was scheduled to be released on December 10, 2017 (Los Angeles), on December 14, 2017 (Germany) and on December 15, 2017 (United States) by 20th Century Fox Argentina, Big Picture 2 Films, Forum Hungary, Odeon, Twentieth Century Fox C.I.S., Ukrainian Film Distribution, Warner Bros. F.E., 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Japan, Film1, Hotstar, Imperial / Cinepix and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

The duration of the film is 108 minutes. With a budget of $111 million, the film grossed over $296.1 million.

The film had received a "PG" rating.


Ferdinand got high rating from critics. But the audience dislikes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: foxmovies.com/movies/ferdinand

IMDB: Ferdinand

Wikipedia: Ferdinand (film)

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