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We Have Another ‘Ferdinand’ Trailer And It’s Clear That The Movie Is Giving Us A Different Take On The Classic Tale

You might remember “The Story of Ferdinand” from your childhood. Mami, papi or a teacher probably read the story of a sweet bull in Spain who was considered a beast – but readers know that was anything but the case. All Ferdinand wanted to do was hang out in the pasture with his flowers because he is just chill AF.

Well, 20th Century Fox is bringing the story of Ferdinand to life… With a couple of plot changes. One of those changes features Gina Rodriguez as a helpful hedgehog named Una. The new trailer for “Ferdinand” has been released and it’s absolutely adora-bull. ? Here are a few points from the trailer that diverge from the original story written by Munro Leaf.

The new trailer for “Ferdinand” is out and it’s giving audiences a chance to see the difference between the movie and original story, like Ferdinand having a human family who loves and care for him.

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We still get to see Ferdinand grow up from a sweet little calf into an enormous and fear-inspiring bull. If it wasn’t for his gentle nature, people would probably run the other way from him.

But don’t worry, they keep the big moments, like Ferdinand sitting on a bee and being mistaken as angry and aggressive.

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In the original story, Ferdinand is stung in the pasture as men are looking for bulls to fight Matadors in Madrid. The trailer shows the same scene going down in the middle of one of Spain’s famous town plazas.

Confused, scared, and probably still sore from the bee sting, Ferdinand gets rounded up to fight matadors in Spain despite his gentle demeanor.

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This is the part of the story that probably made you cry. Don’t lie.

This is when the real adventure begins, as Ferdinand starts doing everything he can to make it back to his family.

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#TeamFerdinand

But, being a bull, the escape to freedom comes with some inevitable clumsy moments.

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His whole escape is basically a giant metaphor for a bull in a china shop if that china shop is life and Ferdinand is all of us trying to make things work out the best we can.

Despite the clear divergence from the original story, the trailer shows that the heart of the story remains intact: Ferdinand is a lover, not a fighter.

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Just like the book, Ferdinand prefers smelling the flowers in the arena rather than fighting the matador.

You can watch the full “Ferdinand” trailer below.


READ: Gina Rodriguez, Fluffy And More Lend Their Voices To The Animated Remake Of This Classic Children’s Tale

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Ricky Martin Is Part Of A Netflix Christmas Musical That Is Making History

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Ricky Martin Is Part Of A Netflix Christmas Musical That Is Making History

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Ricky Martin is joining an all-star cast for Netflix’s newest holiday film. “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” is going to be the streaming giants’ next leap into the holiday film market and the cast of color is giving us so much to look forward to. The technology is helping to make it historic.

Netflix’s next Christmas movie is the POC magic we all deserve.

Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni-Rose, and Ricky Martin are bringing the movie to life. The movie follows a toymaker and his granddaughter, played by Madalen Mills, on an epic Christmas adventure. Like any good Christmas movie, there is drama when an invention that could change their lives lands in the wrong hands.

Ricky Martin plays an evil toy called Don Juan Diego.

Don Juan Diego is a key part of Jeronicus Jangle’s woes as the invention is stolen from his workshop. In fact, Diego convinces Jangle’s protege (Keegan-Michael Key) to betray him. Diego is such a strong force that Key’s character betrays his mentor and spends his time finding ways to continue to make Jangle’s life harder. Martin took a lot of time to really perfect Diego to make sure that he was more than a one-dimensional evil Latino toy.

“This was a green light to be whoever you want to be and be vicious and Machiavellian and be mean,” Martin told NBC News. “I was running the lines in my house, and my kids would be like, ‘That’s not evil.’ And I would say, ‘Because you’re looking at me and I’m still your father.’ And they were like, ‘Yes, but you need to try harder and to be meaner.’ It took me seven, eight weeks to polish this character because is Don Juan Diego Castilian? Is he Colombian? Is he Mexican? We played with all the accents. We had to keep it very neutral. I hope this is the first movie of Don Juan Diego. Did I just say that?”

People have had it with the quarantine and can’t wait for holiday movies to fill the screen.

We have spent almost eight months confined to our homes and apartments. The least every streaming platform can do is have new holiday content already in their queue to make the season more festive. We all need things to look forward to right now so let’s do this, Netflix.

The movie is integrating new technology with Orbital Audio. The tech software allows for any pair of headphones to become surround sound. Orbital Audio is the first product launched with the Martin Music Lab. The first project for Orbital Audio was Martin’s latest album “Pausa.”

“When the lockdown started, I told my team, ‘Listen, we have to create something that is of impact. Let’s create something that will heal people. I don’t know what this is. I have no idea if it’s a vitamin we are going to invent. I don’t know if it’s a new kind of food. But let’s be open,’” Martin said on the Variety/iHeart podcast “The Big Ticket.”

Oh, not to mention that John Legend is behind the music.

That’s right. The music that will fill the movie, and your ears, comes from the talented and beloved John Legend. There really isn’t anything better than music from one of the greats, especially when it is Christmas music.

“Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” will be streaming on Netflix starting Nov. 13.

READ: Mariah Carey Officially Declares It Christmas Season And Who Are We To Argue

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Director Robert Rodriguez’s ‘The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl’ Gets New Netflix Movie

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Director Robert Rodriguez’s ‘The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl’ Gets New Netflix Movie

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The 2005 cult classic The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl is coming back to save the day! That’s right, the beloved characters of the family adventure film directed by Robert Rodriguez (who also helmed the popular Spy Kids franchise) will return, this time for a new Netflix movie called We Can Be Heroes.

Rodriguez’s new Netflix film will focus, this time, on the kids of the two superheroes.

“Sharkboy and Lava Girl show up as superhero parents who now have a daughter who has shark and lava powers,” Rodriguez recently revealed, in an interview published by Collider. It’s unclear if Twilight actor Taylor Lautner will make an appearance in the film, but Rodriguez did confirm that Taylor Dooley will make come back to take on her role as Lavagirl.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Pedro Pascal are also set to also perform in the film.

Speaking at a Comic-Con@Home panel Rodriguez described the new movie as an Avengers-type kids movie.

“But they all have kids,” Rodriguez explained. “The kids have powers but they don’t know how to use them because they’re just so young.”

“The Sharkboy and Lava Girl movie features 11 young superheroes, and Sharkboy and Lavagirl’s daughter has to figure out how to merge the opposing powers she got from her parents,” People reports. The movie, which completed filming before the COVID-19 crisis, is currently being scored by Rodriguez with an orchestra in Vienna, Austria.

Rodriguez has said that the reboot was born out of Netflix’s desire to create more kid-centered movies with the director behind the wheel.

“Netflix came to me because the Spy Kids movies had done just so well on their service,” Rodriguez explained. “They said ‘Could you make a series of films that do that?’ And I said, ‘I’d love to!'”

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