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The movie was released on December 15, 2017 to North American theaters.

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The movie was released on December 15, 2017 to North American theaters.2017.


The film, like the book, tells the story of a bull named Ferdinand (voiced by Wrestling/JohnCena) [[GentleGiant who loves flowers]]. One day, he's taken from his family by some men mistaking him for a dangerous beast and is put in Casa del Toro--the same bull house he escaped from as a calf. Ferd reunites with his calf-hood rivals Valiente (Bobby Cannavale), Guapo (Creator/PeytonManning) and Bones (Anthony Anderson), along with Scottish bull Angus (Creator/DavidTennant) and mute and stoic bull Maquina. Not wanting to fight and determined to return home, Ferdinand rallies a RagtagBunchOfMisfits--consisting of a wise goat named Lupe (Creator/KateMcKinnon) and a trio of hedgehogs; Una (Creator/GinaRodriguez), Dos (Daveed Diggs) and Cuatro (Creator/GabrielIglesias) to help him escape, all while proving that you can't judge a bull by its cover.

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The film, like the book, tells the story of a bull named Ferdinand (voiced by Wrestling/JohnCena) [[GentleGiant who loves flowers]]. One day, he's taken from his family by some men mistaking him for a dangerous beast and is put in Casa del Toro--the same bull house he escaped from as a calf. Ferd reunites with his calf-hood rivals Valiente (Bobby Cannavale), (Creator/BobbyCannavale), Guapo (Creator/PeytonManning) and Bones (Anthony Anderson), (Creator/AnthonyAnderson), along with Scottish bull Angus (Creator/DavidTennant) and mute and stoic bull Maquina. Maquina (Tim Nordquist). Not wanting to fight and determined to return home, Ferdinand rallies a RagtagBunchOfMisfits--consisting of a wise but slightly unstable goat named Lupe (Creator/KateMcKinnon) and a trio of hedgehogs; Una (Creator/GinaRodriguez), Dos (Daveed Diggs) (Creator/DaveedDiggs) and Cuatro (Creator/GabrielIglesias) to help him escape, all while proving that you can't judge a bull by its cover.


* HumblePie: Valiente [[spoiler:loses his right horn in a scuffle with Ferdinand and, as a result, is sent to the slaughterhouse]]. This sends him a step closer to the Despair Event Horizon, shatters all of his preconceptions and deals a heavy blow on his ego. It took him a while to recover and [[spoiler:pull a HeelFaceTurn]].

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* HumblePie: Valiente [[spoiler:loses his right horn in a scuffle with Ferdinand and, as a result, is sent to the slaughterhouse]]. This sends him a step closer to the Despair Event Horizon, DespairEventHorizon, shatters all of his preconceptions and deals a heavy blow on his ego. It took him a while to recover and [[spoiler:pull a HeelFaceTurn]].

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* HumblePie: Valiente [[spoiler:loses his right horn in a scuffle with Ferdinand and, as a result, is sent to the slaughterhouse]]. This sends him a step closer to the Despair Event Horizon, shatters all of his preconceptions and deals a heavy blow on his ego. It took him a while to recover and [[spoiler:pull a HeelFaceTurn]].

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** The bulls are all shown having upper incisors, something real-life cattle lack, safe for a sturdy dental pad in it’s place.


* ABoyAndHisX: A little Spanish girl and her bull.

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* IWasNamedMyName: Ferdinand ran away from home and was adopted by Nina's family, yet kept the same name throughout it all.



* IWasNamedMyName: Ferdinand ran away from home and was adopted by Nina's family, yet kept the same name throughout it all.

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* IWasNamedMyName: Ferdinand ran away from home and was adopted by Nina's family, yet kept the same name throughout it all.


* DoubleEntendre: Lupe tells Ferdinand that the other guys are going to "fertilize the yard" when they see him.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: A [[ToiletHumor literal example]]. Lupe tells Ferdinand that the other guys are going to "fertilize the yard" when they see him.
** Also there’s the horse’s “insult” of Ferdinand’s parents [[IncestIsRelative not being related]].
** At one point, Lupe calls Ferdinand "F-bomb."


** Lupe calls Ferdinand "Ferd".

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** Lupe calls and Bones call Ferdinand "Ferd".

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* AffectionateNickname:
** Ferdinand calls Paco "Pac-attack" and "VideoGame/PacMan".
** Lupe calls Ferdinand "Ferd".


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** In real life, hedgehogs curl into balls for defense, not to travel around.


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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Ferdinand may be a GentleGiant, but he's still a big, powerful bull who you ''really'' shouldn't mess with. [[spoiler:When Valiente locks horns with him, Ferdinand breaks one of them off with barely any effort (while simply defending himself, no less), and when his is pushed to his limits by El Primero, he lifts him up with his horns, inches away from losing his temper completely, before catching himself.]]


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* GrumpyBear: Paco's default attitude is one of negativity and gruffness, which he himself notes:
-->'''Ferdinand''': You stoked about the big day?\\
'''Paco''': "Stoked"? Have you ever seen me "stoked" about ''anything''?


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** Valiente's father. His reaction to his son trying to console him after he loses to [[spoiler:Ferdinand's father]] is to spitefully say "Who asked you?" [[spoiler:And when Ferdinand realizes his father is gone, he coldly states that he knew that bull was "soft" right in front of Ferdinand.]]


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* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Lupe is regularly subjected to AmusingInjuries over the course of the film.


[[caption-width-right:350:''[[TagLine You will]] [[IncrediblyLamePun bull-ieve.]]'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[TagLine You will]] [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} bull-ieve.]]'']]



* BullfightBoss: Funny enough, it's the bull (Ferdinand) who faces the matador this way, dodging and evading him instead of attacking himself.



* BullfightBoss: Funny enough, it's the bull (Ferdinand) who faces the matador this way, dodging and evading him instead of attacking himself.


->''[[Creator/EdSheeran ♫ I'm on my way\\

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->''[[Creator/EdSheeran ->''[[Music/EdSheeran ♫ I'm on my way\\

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* ActorAllusion: Bordering on SelfDeprecation: Ferdinand, a bull who chooses not to fight but has to pretend to, is played by Wrestling/JohnCena, whose [[ProfessionalWrestling entire career]] is based around pretending to fight.
** Likewise Cena is famous for being a loud obnoxious douche in the ring and incredibly kind, sweet, and gentle in real life. Ferdinand is also sweet and gentle, but forced to act against his nature in the bullfighting ring.
** As Angus is trying to revive the bunny, he quips, "I'm not a doctor." David Tennant, Angus' voice actor, is famous for playing [[Series/DoctorWho the 10th Doctor]] (although the Doctor is ''usually'' a medical doctor).
** Guapo crumbling under pressure mirrors a persistent criticism of his VA [[Creator/PeytonManning Peyton Manning's]] career.
** Upon hearing, “Piece of cake!”, Quattro, played by Creator/GabrielIglesias says,”I love cake.” One of Gabriel Iglesias’ comedy tours was called, “I Love Cake.”


** Uno, Dos and Cuatro are shown to possess rodent-like incisors, as apposed to the needle-like fangs that realize hedgehogs possess

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** Uno, Dos and Cuatro are shown to possess rodent-like incisors, as apposed opposed to the needle-like fangs that realize real life hedgehogs possesspossess.

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