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      Ferdinand

      2017, Kids & family/Comedy, 1h 48m

      121 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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      Ferdinand's colorful update on a classic tale doesn't go anywhere unexpected, but its timeless themes -- and John Cena's engaging voice work in the title role -- make for family-friendly fun. Read critic reviews

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      Ferdinand is a young bull who escapes from a training camp in rural Spain after his father never returns from a showdown with a matador. Adopted by a girl who lives on a farm, Ferdinand's peaceful existence comes crashing down when the authorities return him to his former captors. With help from a wisecracking goat and three hedgehogs, the giant but gentle bovine must find a way to break free before he squares off against El Primero, the famous bullfighter who never loses.

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      • Mar 15, 2018
        An above average animation film that's pretty much just the same as all the rest but I did actually enjoy this, It's great fun with non stop laughs, It's heartwarming and charming, The animation work was good, I can't comment on the 3D as I watched the 2D version, John Cena may take time to reach Dwayne Johnsons level but this will help him going forward and his voice as Ferdinand worked way better than I expected, My kids loved it and it's pretty entertaining for parents too.
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      • Mar 15, 2018
        Another formulaic animation by Carlos Saldanha, who tries too hard to make something fun for the whole family but doesn't seem to realize how forgettable this is, with silly German horses, endless chases and pedestrian jokes that rely mostly on Ferdinand being big and clumsy.
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      • Mar 03, 2018
        With a good enough story about how violence is not the solution to all problems, this is enjoyable enough. It's not on par with Pixar but it's one of the best of late for Blue Sky.
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      • Feb 08, 2018
        It can't go to toe-to-toe with Coco for the animation Oscar, but Ferdinand represents a step forward in quality for Blue Sky Studios. They've managed to infuse their usual brand of frenetic storytelling and frantic humor with a nice adherence to the source material. It a shiny piece of animation for modern day families but telling a timely and poignant story that culminates in a touching match in the arena. This is predictable fluff, but actually hilarious, the German stallions had me guffawing, and John Cena and Kate McKinnon do great vocal work. What I think would improve Blue Sky's efforts on a more technical level, would be the fleshing out of the backgrounds and a more unique visual style. The animation is nice but very basic and not filled in as much as one would expect from Pixar. Still, Ferdinand is often too frantic, but its message is strong and its a pleasant way to spend an afternoon at the movies. In a year with few good animation offerings, this one at least ended the year stronger. Rating: 72
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