"carrying the message of don't judge a book by its cover, Ferdinand is the perfect family film this holiday season"
From the makers of the Ice Age franchise, The Peanuts Movie and Robots comes the latest animated feature Ferdinand based on Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson's beloved classic children's book The Story of Ferdinand featuring the vocal talents of John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Anthony Anderson, Bobby Cannavale, Peyton Manning, Gina Rodriguez, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, and David Tennant.
From the outset, Ferdinand is visually stunning, displaying a bull that would rather smell the flowers than fight, however due to the nature of where he is bred, that is the ultimate goal - to fight the matador in the arena, that is until Ferdinand makes a discovery when his father (Jeremy Sisto) is picked to go into the arena and doesn’t return, and he makes a daring escape to a farm, where he is cared for by Nina (Lily Day).
Unfortunately for Ferdinand (John Cena) when he inadvertently destroys the local market, he is carted off back to where he began - the bull breeding farm where he is picked by the matador to face him in the arena, where he needs to decide if he is a fighting bull or a flower smelling, generous bull, in order to earn his freedom.
As I said, Ferdinand is visually stunning, something we have grown to expect that from Blue Sky with every film they create, backed by an incredible voice cast and heart felt story, Ferdinand is a winner.
The story of Ferdinand is sweet, carrying the important message of don’t judge a book by its cover, which is an important message to get across to young children. And whilst this is definitely a film aimed directly at children, there is enough in here for adults to enjoy.