Ferdinand (film)
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Film information

Directed by

Carlos Saldanha

Produced by

Lisa Marie Stetler
Bruce Anderson
John Davis
Lori Forte

Written by

Robert B. Baird
Tim Federle
Brad Copeland (screenplay)
Ron Burch
David Kidd
Don Rhymer (screen story)
Munro Leaf
Robert Lawson (based on The Story of Ferdinand)

Music by

John Powell


Renato Falcao

Editing by

Harry Hitner


Blue Sky Studios

Distributed by

20th Century Fox

Release Date(s)

December 15, 2017

Running time

1 hour and 47 minutes




$111 milion

Gross Revenue

$236.1 million

Followed by

Spies in Disguise (2019)

Ferdinand is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film produced by Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox Animation and directed by Carlos Saldanha and It stars John Cena and Kate McKinnon.

The film was released on December 15, 2017 in 3D and 2D.

the film recived generally positive reviews from critics. But recived mixed reviews from audiences.

it also under-preformed at the box office, grossing 211$ million worldwide against its 111$ million budget.

the film was based off the 1930s book "the story of Ferdinand"


In Spain, a bullfight training area called Casa del Toro harbors a bull calf named Ferdinand, who is ridiculed by his fellow bulls for being non-confrontational and his tendency to smell and protect flowers. Ferdinand runs away from Casa del Toro after his dad fails to return after coming back from a bullfight he was picked for. He eventually winds up at a florist's farm and is adopted by the owner Juan and his daughter, Nina with whom he shares a bond with, he often annoys the family's pet Old English Sheepdog, Paco.


  • John Cena as Ferdinand the Bull
  • Kate McKinnon as Lupe, an old goat
  • Anthony Anderson as Bones, a bull
  • Bobby Cannavale as Valiente, a bull
  • Peyton Manning as Guapo, a bull
  • David Tennant as Angus, a Scottish bull, originally from Scotland
  • Gina Rodriguez as Una, a hedgehog
  • Daveed Diggs as Dos, a hedgehog
  • Gabriel Iglesias as Cuatro, a hedgehog
  • Miguel Ángel Silvestre as El Primero , a matador
  • Flula Borg as Hans, a horse
  • Boris Kodjoe as Klaus, a horse
  • Sally Phillips as Greta, a horse
  • Jerrod Carmichael as Paco, a dog
  • Karla Martínez as Isabella
  • Raúl Esparza as Moreno
  • Lily Day as Nina, the original owner of Ferdinand and Paco
  • Juanes as Juan, the father of Nina
  • Jeremy Sisto as Raf, the father of Ferdinand


In 2011, it was reported that 20th Century Fox acquired the rights to the story to adapt it into a CGI feature film with Carlos Saldanha attached to direct it.

It was released on December 15, 2017, opening against Star Wars - Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.

The first teaser trailer was released on March 28, 2017 and was shown in front of The Boss Baby, and the second Trailer Release On June 14, 2017 In front of Cars 3 .

The third trailer release on September 20, 2017 in front of The Lego Ninjago Movie.


Ferdinand will be original release December 22 2017 movie was pushed back December 15 2017