Ferdinand, created by 20th Century Fox, is a light and fluffy escape from the world. A family film that’s rated PG.
The movie begins with a young Ferdinand in the yard at Casa del Toro surrounded by his bull friends, all waiting eagerly to learn which of their husky fathers will be chosen to be shipped off to the bullfights in Madrid. Ferdinand’s father was selected which was such an honour. Of course, Ferdinands father never returns causing Ferdinand to run away.
Ferdinand isn’t an ordinary bull, he is a lover not a fighter. He loves flowers and would rather inhale the scent of beautiful flower than fight. However he struggles getting people to understand that he isn’t like normal bulls.
He finds a new home with his girl Nina and her father Juan, who happen to have a farm where they grow beautiful flowers. Ferdinand and Nina develop a loving friendship. It’s not very often you see a bull sleeping inside in a someone bedroom.
Nina and her father head of to a flower festival without Ferdinand so he decides to go alone. However, to everyone else he comes across as a dangerous beast. How many bull’s try not to break items in a china shop whilst hiding?Unfortunately he ruins most of the festival when he was stung on a his bum.
I don’t want to ruin the whole film for you. However as a result of his behaviour from being stung by a bee he is taken away. After a long journey he ends up being back in the yard of Casa Del Toro, where he had previously escaped. The bulls that he was with when he was younger don’t give him the best reception.
The end of the film ends up with Ferdinand being in a bull ring and refusing to fight.
I thought the film was very light-hearted and enjoyable. There were certain aspects that didn’t make sense, like how did Nina know that he was called Ferdinand? He didn’t have any identification tag’s. However as it was an animated movie it wasn’t something that I paid much attention to and my daughter didn’t even notice.
There is a dance off between the bulls in the yard and some horses which made everyone laugh. The film has comedy, a bull with a big heart and an emotive story.
The film is 148 minuets and is suitable for children of all ages. You can buy the film from Amazon .
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Disclaimer – We were sent a copy of the DVD for the purpose of this review.