There are a lot of great movies set to hit the theaters this year. Including some great animated films for the whole family to enjoy. The creators of “Rio” and “Ice Age” are at it again with a new animated film called “Ferdinand”.
“Ferdinand” is a story of a misunderstood bull who lives in Spain. On the outside, Ferdinand looks like a giant scary bull, but on the inside, Ferdinand is a big softy with a huge heart. Ferdinand gets mistaken for a dangerous beast and ends up being torn away from his home. The big bull rallies up an unlikely team as he tries to find his way back to his family.
Blue Sky Studios, Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Animation, and Davis Entertainment have all teamed up to bring this film to the theaters. Inspiration for the movie came from the book “The Story of Ferdinand” which was written by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson. The film was directed by Carlos Saldanha who was also the director of “Rio”. The story for the film was written by Aaron Kandell, Jordan Kendall, and Ellen Martin. The screenplay for the film was written by Erica Rivinoja, Ian Southwood, J. David Stem, and David N. Weiss. The anticipated block buster hit was produced by Bruce Anderson, John Davis, Paul Feig, Lori Forte, and Lisa Marie Stetler.
Also, a star-studded cast has lent their voices to this animated project. Former wrestler John Cena lends his voice to the main character of the film. The animation will also star Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Gabriel Iglesias, Bobby Cannavale, David Tennant, Anthony Anderson, Flula Borg, Sally Phillips, Boris Kodjoe, Jerrod Carmichael, Raul Esparza, Karla Martinez, and Miguel Angel Silvestre.
“Ferdinand” is set to hit theaters towards the end of this year on December 15th, and it will be available in 3D. In the meantime, you can check out the trailer for the animated film below.
By Ronda Brooks