“It seems like from the moment you’re born, people think they got you all figured out.”
If you’ve been introduced to the classic 1936 children’s tale “The Story of Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf, you’ll be delighted to know that 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios have just released the first trailer for the animated film, “Ferdinand”.
Set in Spain, “Ferdinand” tells the story of a giant peaceful bull with a big heart. As a child, the little bull “would rather sit in the shade of his favourite cork tree and smell the flowers”, instead of butting heads with other bulls.
As Ferdinand grows into adulthood, his temperament remains mellow. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and sent to Madrid to compete in bullfights. Determined to return home to his loved ones, he gathers a team of misfits for the ultimate adventure.
Directed by Carlos Saldanha, Ferdinand the bull is voiced by WWE legend John Cena. The voice cast from this heartwarming animated comedy adventure also include Kate McKinnon (Lupe), Gina Rodriguez (Una), and Anthony Anderson (Bones).
Besides seeing one of our favourite story book characters coming to life, we’re also enjoying the fact that Ed Sheeran’s “Castle On The Hill” is playing in the background.
“Ferdinand” charges into theatres on 15th December 2017.