PG | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.
Many of the character's names are little puns or at least apt descriptions of the characters themselves. Guapo is a Spanish slang term for "big tough guy" but can also refer to one who thinks he is "all that" which is exactly like the character who is always flashing a smile and likes to strike poses. Valiente means brave or valiant, which we don't see from said character until later. Bones is so skinny you can see his bones through his hide, namely his pelvic bones. Maquina means machine, and we see this in how he dances like a robot, conducts electricity, and the rumor that he was made in a lab. Una, Dos, and Quatro mean One, Two, and Four. Angus is a common Scottish name but also the name for a breed of Scottish cattle. El Primero is less of a name and more of a title, and it means "The First" or in this case more likely, "The Best". Some other names aren't quite as clear. Lupe sounds like "loopy", American vernacular for crazy and even Nina when written as niña means "girl". Lupe is short for Guadalupe (Virgen of Guadalupe)
Is this love? I love love.
The trains are fitted with Janney couplers, which are not used in Spain. In stead European trains in general use the buffers and chain couplers.
During the first half of the closing credits, family photos of Ferdinand alongside Juan, Nina, Paco, Lupe and the rest of bulls are shown.
The UK version is cut for a U certificate, removing a use of "bloody", several scenes of characters being electrocuted, a sequence where Ferdinand and Valiente must evade blades in a meat processing plant, and Ferdinand being slashed during the climax.
English, Spanish, German
€368,260 (Italy) (17 December 2017)
$84,410,380 (USA) (31 May 2018)
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