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Twentieth Century Fox’s new animated film Ferdinand from Blue Sky Studios and Carlos Saldanha, the director of “Rio” and inspired by the beloved children’s book “The Story of Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, comes “Ferdinand” a heartwarming animated comedy adventure for the entire family to see.  Directed by Saldanha in 3D, the all-star cast also includes John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Gabriel Iglesias, Bobby Cannavale, David Tennant, Anthony Anderson, Flula Borg, Sally Phillips, Boris Kodjoe, Jerrod Carmichael, Raúl Esparza, Karla Martínez, and Miguel Ángel Silvestre, and Peyton Manning.

DEETS:  Ferdinand is a young bull who escapes from a training camp in rural Spain after his father never returns from a showdown with a matador. Adopted by a girl who lives on a farm, Ferdinand’s peaceful existence comes crashing down when the authorities return him to his former captors. With help from a wisecracking goat and three hedgehogs, the giant but gentle bovine must find a way to break free before he squares off against El Primero, the famous bullfighter who never loses.

Ferdinand boasts a behind-the-scenes team consisting of John Powell (music); Renato Falcao (cinematography); John Davis, Lisa Marie Stetler, Lori Forte, Bruce Anderson (producers); Robert L. Baird, Tim Federle, Brad Copeland (screenplay); Ron Burch, David Kidd, Don Rhymer (story); Blue Sky Studios, 20th Century Fox Animation, Davis Entertainment (production companies); and Harry Hitner (editor).  The film is distributed by 20th Century Fox and was released nationwide Friday, December 15, 2017 to big box office receipts.  (Photos courtesy 20th Century Fox Pictures)

In celebration of the release of 20th Century Fox’s Ferdinandrapper Future and FreeWishes Foundation hosted a special screening on Saturday, December 9 in snowy Atlanta at Regal Atlantic Station.

On Sunday, December 10 in sunny Los Angeles, Boris Kodjoe and his wife Nicole Ari Parker invited friends to a special screening of Ferdinand in Los Angeles. The night was an adora-BULL family-fun evening and chance for kids to see why to never judge a bull by his cover.  In Ferdinand, Boris voices Klaus, a white stallion who meets Ferdinand on his adventure.

By Audrey J. Bernard

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