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Teaser poster
Directed by Carlos Saldanha
Produced by
Based on The Story of Ferdinand
by Munro Leaf
Narrated by John Cena
Music by John Powell
Cinematography Renato Falcão
Edited by Harry Hitner
Distributed by 20th Century Fox[1]
Release date
  • December 15, 2017 (2017-12-15)[2]
Country United States
Language English

Ferdinand is an upcoming American 3D computer animated fantasy action-adventure film produced by Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox Animation. It is based on the novel The Story of Ferdinand and directed by Carlos Saldanha, and stars the voices of John Cena, David Tennant, Anthony Anderson, Gabriel Iglesias, Kate McKinnon, Boris Kodjoe, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Raúl Esparza, Jerrod Carmichael, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Bobby Cannavale, Sally Phillips, Flula Borg, and Karla Martínez. It is scheduled to be released on December 15, 2017 in 3D and 2D.[2][3]



Ferdinand (John Cena), is a Spanish Fighting Bull who prefers to smell the flowers and be none-hostile rather than chasing red cloths held by matadors in arenas. But when disaster comes to him, he is taken to a fighting stadium like every bull in Mexico City, & Ferdinand needs to decide if he is a fighting bull or a flower smelling, generous, bull in order to earn his freedom.



In 2011, it was reported that 20th Century Fox Animation had acquired the rights to the children's book The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf to adapt it into a computer-animated feature film with Carlos Saldanha attached to direct it.[6] In May 2013, Fox titled the film simply Ferdinand, which would be produced by Blue Sky Studios.[7] John Powell, a frequent collaborator with Saldanha, would be composing the film's score.[8] In November 2016, it was reported that Gabriel Iglesias would voice a character named Cuatro, a hedgehog.[5]


In May 2013, Fox scheduled the film for April 7, 2017 release.[7] In February 2016, the release date had been pushed back from April 7, 2017 to July 21, 2017.[9] In August 2016, the release date had been pushed back again from July 21, 2017 to December 22, 2017, taking over the release date of DreamWorks Animation's The Croods 2,[10] before that movie was cancelled.[11] In February 2017, the film was moved up by one week early from December 22, 2017 to December 15, 2017, opening against Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi.[2] The first trailer premiered on March 28, 2017.[12]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Film releases". Variety Insight. Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  2. ^ a b c D'Alessandro, Anthony (February 9, 2017). "Blue Sky's Bull Toon 'Ferdinand' To Lock Horns With 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'". Deadline. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Past, present and future releases to Past, Present and Future Releases | UK Recent and Upcoming Movie". www.launchingfilms.com. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Phelan, Zehra (March 28, 2017). "Like a bull in a china shop the debut trailer for Ferdinand barges in". HeyUGuys. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Busch, Anita (November 17, 2016). "Gabriel Iglesias Joins 'Ferdinand' & 'Smurfs' Voice Casts As He Readies Comedy Tour". Deadline. Retrieved January 28, 2017. 
  6. ^ Brodesser-Akner, Claude (February 18, 2011). "Fox, Ice Age Director Bullish on The Story of Ferdinand". New York. Retrieved January 28, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b Chitwood, Adam (May 16, 2013). "DreamWorks Animation Moves B.O.O. Release Up to June 5, 2015 and TROLLS to November 4, 2016; Fox Dates ANUBIS and FERDINAND". Collider.com. Retrieved January 28, 2017. 
  8. ^ "John Powell to Score Blue Sky Studios' 'Ferdinand'". Film Music Reporter. September 14, 2016. Retrieved January 28, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Gambit, Alien, Predator and Fox / Marvel Release Updates". ComingSoon.net. February 28, 2016. Retrieved January 28, 2017. 
  10. ^ McClintock, Pamela (August 9, 2016). "'Croods 2' Release Delayed Amid DreamWorks Animation Sale". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 28, 2017. 
  11. ^ Rainey, James (November 11, 2016). "DreamWorks Animation and Universal Kill 'Croods 2' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved January 28, 2017. 
  12. ^ Randee Dawn (March 28, 2017). "Watch the trailer for John Cena's new animated movie Ferdinand". Retrieved March 28, 2017. 

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