|Directed by||:||Carlos Saldanha||Produced by||:||Bruce Anderson, Lori Forte, Paul Feig||Based on||:||The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf||Starring||:||John Cena, Kate McKinnon||Production company||:||Blue Sky Studios, 20th Century Fox Animation, Davis Entertainment (uncredited)||Country||:||United States|
10 things to know about ‘Ferdinand,’ the road movie about a gentle bull
Fox and Blue Sky Studios’ Ferdinand is an animated film about a giant bull who detests the one thing expected from him: bullfighting. There are quite a few interesting tidbits about the film, and here are some of them:
1. It is based on a controversial children’s book.
The animated feature is based on The Story of Ferdinand, a children’s book written by American author Munro Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson, published in 1936.
The said book was banned in Spain and burned as propaganda in Germany because Ferdinand’s character was considered as a pacifist symbol.