This year one of the world’s best children’s books will come to life as author Munro Leaf and artist Robert Lawson’s 1936 book The Story of Ferdinand is adapted for the big screen as Blue Sky Studios’ Ferdinand. Life magazine once called Ferdinand, “the greatest juvenile classic since Winnie the Pooh”. The Story of Ferdinand even outsold Gone With the Wind to be 1938’s number one bestseller.
Ferdinand is a bull in rural Spain, a pacifist who only wishes to enjoy the idyllic life and smell the flowers in the pasture. But he is thrust into the world of bullfighting because he is seen as an enormous, fierce creature.
John Cena (Psych, Parks and Recreation) stars as the voice of Ferdinand, with co-stars Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters 2016), David Tennant (Doctor Who), and Anthony Anderson (Law and Order). So far we’ve seen nothing but great films from Blue Sky Studios, like Titan A.E., the Ice Age series, Rio, and The Peanuts Movie. These are the same guys that created computer animation for Alien: Resurrection and Star Trek: Insurrection.
Check out this fun trailer for Ferdinand: