DVD - 2018
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After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.
Publisher: Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Moore Park, NSW : [2018]
2017 ,
Branch Call Number: JDVD FERD
Characteristics: 1 DVD (approximately 103 min.)


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closeReader Aug 17, 2018

This animated film features the world of bull fighting. We see it from the perspective of the farm animals. The main character is a bull named Ferdinand. The plot is good and there is a message. The animals have cute personalities and humor.

VaughanPLDonnalee Jul 31, 2018

This movie was a big miss for me. I have always loved the book "The Story of Ferdinand" by Munro Leaf and this movie completely failed to capture the message of peace, gentleness and tolerance celebrated in the slim, picture book classic. Because the original story is so slight, the movie is chock-full of padding, slapstick filler, and random extraneous and unlikeable characters. Some of this extra padding is downright painful to watch, such as the dance-off scenes and the slaughterhouse scenes. Ugh! I also found it infuriating that one of the few characters from the book, Ferdinand's understanding mother, is removed completely from the movie and never mentioned! This seems like an insult to all women since she is one of the main characters in the book! Instead his father is in the movie and turned into Ferdinand's hero. I found the movie pretty loathsome and I would rather read the gentle, charming, delightful book over and over than ever watch this loud travesty again.

Jul 30, 2018

Great animation movie (underrated). Definitely recommend for kids & families alike. Entertaining, fun, and comedic. Good takeaways from this movie as well (ie. teamwork, pursuing dreams, etc.).

Jul 21, 2018

My favorite scene of the movie was the Credits ;)

Jun 16, 2018

I loved it!!! This is such a cute movie!

Jun 12, 2018

After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

Jun 12, 2018

Cute film even though you need to allow for major abstracts and surrealism from the truth. The overall subject of non-violence, is the key winner here, even though they had to throw in much filler to make a short story, into a full length animated feature film. Still enjoyed many moments and chuckles.

ArapahoeJillA May 16, 2018

Not completely like the book, which is to be expected, but still a cute movie. Lots of laughs and tugs at the old heartstrings.

May 15, 2018

We really enjoyed this movie.

May 13, 2018

Everything about this made me uncomfortable. I love cartoons--Wonderful World of Disney was the big event of family viewing in my home when I was growing up. But warning to parents, you are going to have to try to undo the damage this completely un-researched project does. Hedgehogs are not the same as porcupines (and they do not travel by rolling). Bulls do not sit like dogs, nanny goats do not have upper teeth, but they do have udders. Malocclusion is extremely rare in farm animals. People in Spain don't speak English among themselves. (Note: in this movie the rich and famous speak English while the workers speak Spanish--doesn't that bother you?) And Germans are not all gay or mean girls. (And why were two hedgehogs thin and the one played by Gabriel Iglesias morbidly obese?) Much of the movie just feels like thinly veiled racism, so rather than a nostalgic look at one of the favorite books of my childhood, I am uncomfortable at the misinformation, and I am offended.

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