Movie Review Ferdinand


Pixar Animation Studios is indeed the king of animation film producers today. However, even so, that does not mean the Disney subsidiary is a single player. Because, apart from Pixar, there is also Blue Sky Studios. Consistently become their competitors.

You could say, since 2002, Blue Sky Studios has always produced animated films that are selling well in the market. The most famous, of course, is the Ice Age franchise (2002-2016). Which consists of five films. In addition, there are also Robots (2005), Rio (2011), Epic (2013), Rio 2 (2014), and The Peanuts Movie (2015).

However, with the success of the film, directed by Jake Kasdan, grossing USD 100 million in its first week of screening, The Rock et al should not worry too much.

At the end of 2017, the subsidiary of 21st Century Fox released a new animated film. The one called Ferdinand. The script is adapted from a classic children’s story book. The title is The Story of Ferdinand (1936). By Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson.

The book The Story of Ferdinand, in fact, has been adapted by Disney into an animated short film. It’s called Ferdinand the Bull. Back in 1938. At that time, the film by director Dick Rickard won the Academy Awards.

Ferdinand itself is the name of a fighting bull who is big, but does not like to fight like other bulls. He is depicted as a loving bull, lover of flowers, and non-violence.

As a child, it is said, Ferdinand (Collin H. Murphy) lived on a bull farm at Casa del Toro. In Spain. He lives with his father: Raf (Jeremy Sisto). A mighty fighting bull.

At one point, Raf was chosen to face a tough bullfighter in Madrid. Since his father left, Ferdinand has always been waiting for his father’s return. Until, finally, in the evening, the bull truck arrived. However, Raf was not in it.

Shocked and sad that his father was gone, little Ferdinand then ran away from Casa del Toro. His life became lonely and lonely. However, as it turned out, Ferdinand’s fate was still lucky. He was found by Juan (Juanes). A flower farmer.

Juan then brought Ferdinand home to be treated at his home. There, Juan’s daughter, Nina (Julia Scarpa Saldanha), is very happy with Ferdinand’s arrival. They immediately became acquainted. And become inseparable friends.

Long story short, Ferdinand (John Cena) then grows into a very large bull. Likewise with Nina (Lily Day). Who has become an abege girl. Once upon a time, an annual flower festival was held in the village where Juan lived. Ferdinand, who is very fond of flowers, then desperate to go to the festival. But, unfortunately, there, he made a mess. Ferdinand was then arrested and sent back to Casa del Toro. Which is where it came from.

At Casa del Toro, Ferdinand meets Lupe (Kate McKinnon), the old female goat. And a trio of hedgehogs: Una (Gina Rodriguez), Dos (Daveed Diggs), and Cuatro (Gabriel Iglesias). In addition, there are also fighting bulls. Like Angus (David Tennant), Bones (Anthony Anderson), Guapo (Peyton Manning), Maquina (Tim Nordquist), and childhood friend who hates Ferdinand very much: Valiente (Bobby Cannavale).