The classic children’s book “Ferdinand,” as most of us know, is about a bull living in Spain who decides to live a different kind of life. Doing away with the stereotypes of bulls he chooses to live peacefully, taking his time to smell the flowers. The book deals with themes of stereotypes, peer pressure and isolation. It’s a very mature book for a children’s story. Well, get ready, because it has been turned into an animated film!
Forgoing the brutish machismo expected of fighting bulls, Ferdinand prefers solitude in flowers.
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The benevolent bull is voiced by WWE star John Cena.
The film’s cast is full of Latinos, like TV star Gina Rodriguez.
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Rodriguez is playing Una, a hedgehog who gives Ferdinand some good advice.
The actors were excited to share on social media that they’re lending their voices to the film.
Beloved stand up comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias is excited to be working with John Cena, the only other person he says wears jean shorts anymore.
Co-host of “Despierta América,” Karla Martínez gets in on the action, too.
Con mucha alegría les comparto que uno de mis sueños se hizo realidad! Muy pronto podrán ver mi participación y debut en la pantalla grande en la película #Ferdinand ? dando vida a Isabella! Los sueños se cumplen!!!
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“Dreams do come true,” says Martínez of being cast in the film.
“Sense 8” star Miguel Ángel Silvestre will play the bullfighter that peaceful Ferdinand eventually is forced to go up against.
? #ferdinand Os presento a "El Primero", el personaje que interpretó en la próxima película de animación de los creadores de Ice Age o Río, #Ferdinand. Estreno en Navidad! #ferdinandthebull #elprimero @fox_cin #fox_cinema #christiankaplan Let me introduce you "El primero" the bullfighter I play in the next animation movie of the creators of #iceage and #rio . ? #ferdinand in theaters in December! #fox_cinema #christiankaplan
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He looks just like his character!
“Ferdinand” is a film about the eponymous bull who peacefully defies expectations. Check the trailer out below!
We can’t wait to see all these Latinos help bring this classic tale to life.