Director: Carlos Saldanha.
Voices: John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Anthony Anderson, Gina Rodriguez, David Tennant.
USA 2017. 106 mins.
Ferdinand is a big bull with an even bigger heart. He enjoys the finer things in life – flowers, smaller fellow animals and the like. But after he’s accidently stung by a bee which makes him charge rampantly across the fields, he’s captured by brigands who see a big future for him fighting in Madrid’s bullring. Determined to return to his beloved family in rural Spain, Ferdinand rallies a team of misfits and tries to escape. Working from Munro Leaf’s bestselling 1930s children’s book, writer-director Carlos Saldanha (Rio, Ice Age) has applied his considerable creative talents to deliver another animated crowd-pleaser. Its stars include Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters), David Tennant and Bobby Cannavale, with wrestler-turned-actor John Cena voicing the misunderstood steer.