Inspired by The Story of Ferdinand, a book by Munroe Leaf and Robert Lawson, is Blue Sky Studio’s family comedy, Ferdinand. Directed by Carlos Saldanha (Rio) alongside an all-star cast of voices including, John Cena, Gina Rodriguez, Kate McKinnon, Anthony Anderson, Peyton Manning and many others.
Set in Spain, Ferdinand, a giant bull with a big heart, lives the perfect life loved and adored by his owner, a little girl named Nina. After being mistaken for a fighting bull, Ferdinand is captured and taken to a farm were the bulls are either fighters or meat. Rallying together an unlikely team they attempt to escape only to have Ferdinand chosen to fight the greatest matador in Spain in the process.
Enjoyable and funny for the whole family. A hearty kid’s movie with beautiful animated landscapes and loveable characters. In the words of my three-year-old nephew, “can we watch it again uncle Rye?”
Reviewed by Riley Hooper