Rent Ferdinand (2017)

3.2 of 5 from 254 ratings
1h 41min
Rent Ferdinand (aka The Story of Ferdinand) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Ferdinand is a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast and torn from his home, he rallies a misfit team of friends for an epic adventure in order to return to his family. Based on the classic children's book, and filled with nonstop fun and laughs, 'Ferdinand' proves you can't judge a bull by its cover!
Directors:
Producers:
Bruce Anderson, John Davis, Lori Forte, Lisa Marie Stetler
Voiced By:
John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Bobby Cannavale, Jack Gore, Jet Jurgensmeyer, Nile Diaz, Colin H. Murphy, Carlos Saldanha, Jeremy Sisto, Raúl Esparza, Luis Carlos de la Lombana, Juanes, Jerrod Carmichael, Julia Scarpa Saldanha, Lily Day
Narrated By:
Tom Kane
Writers:
Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson, Ron Burch, David Kidd, Don Rhymer, Robert L. Baird, Tim Federle, Brad Copeland
Aka:
The Story of Ferdinand
Studio:
20th Century Fox
Genres:
Anime & Animation, Children & Family, Kids’ TV
BBFC:
Release Date:
16/04/2018
Run Time:
101 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Ferdinand's Guide to Healthy Living with John Cena
  • A Goat's Guide to Life
  • Ferdinand's Team Supreme
  • Spain Through Ferdinand's Eyes
  • Confessions of a Bull-loving Horse
  • Creating the Land of Ferdinand
  • Anatomy of a Scene: The Bull Run
  • Learn to Dance with Ferdinand
  • Ferdinand's Do-It-Yourself Flower Garden "Home" Music Video
  • Creating a Remarka-Bull Song
  • Art of Ferdinand Gallery
BBFC:
Release Date:
16/04/2018
Run Time:
101 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Ferdinand's Guide to Healthy Living with John Cena
  • A Goat's Guide to Life
  • Ferdinand's Team Supreme
  • Spain Through Ferdinand's Eyes
  • Confessions of a Bull-loving Horse
  • Creating the Land of Ferdinand
  • Anatomy of a Scene: The Bull Run
  • Learn to Dance with Ferdinand
  • Ferdinand's Do-It-Yourself Flower Garden "Home" Music Video
  • Creating a Remarka-Bull Song
  • Art of Ferdinand Gallery

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Reviews (2) of Ferdinand

So-so animated film about an anti-violence bull based on a 1936 US children's book - Ferdinand review by PV

Spoiler Alert
01/05/2018

I have to admit I had never ever even heard of the children's book this comes from BUT it is American and was published in 1936, so maybe that's why. Set in Spain and with an anti-violence message, which may well have in mind the Spanish Civil War of the time.

I'd love to know how true this animated movie is to that book really - I suspect the film-makers have added huge dollops of 'political correctness' and upped the madcap car chases etc to please modern audiences with their goldfish attention spans. Which may well be a shame because those are the weaker parts of the film.

I did like the character and the general story, and the animation is fun - especially the German show horses! The 3 hedgehogs are not that memorable - and viewers should watch till after the end credits to see a scene with them which concerns the absent 'Tres'.

The movie decides not to confront the reality of what happens to bulls in Spanish bull rings by actually showing any deaths though - which may be a bit cowardly. Beef comes from dead animals, after all, and kids should know that. But this film backs away from that reality - always.

The new songs are without exception AWFUL - though some standards are used (such as the Jagger-Richards composition I'm Free).

I hated the madcap car chases etc - and the first half of this film is way superior to the second half, though the ending satisfies.

3 stars. So-so.

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A different animation - Ferdinand review by HE

Spoiler Alert
17/10/2018

This was a refreshing change from the usual animation films around. Strong characters, good plot and an unexpected setting in southerm Spain. Quite strong emotionally for a U? I would not think it suitable for very young children. I thought it extremely clever to have the bull and the matador change roles in the bull ring to get the message across and the bull in a china shop scene was marvellous. Spoiled a bit by the strong American accents of some of the characters. I expected to be bored but was gripped.

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