Movie: #Oscars Ferdinand (2017) #Animated Feature Film

I am bothered by a cartoon.

There, I said it.

And this is why:

Tensions are mounting over bullfighting tradition in Spain

Sorry to not prepare you for that but…seriously?  THAT, that right there is what bullfighting is.  Why is this nominated for an Oscar?  Why are big names voicing it?  Why is this a thing?  Ugh.

I have never read the original book Ferdinand, The Bull.  I did know that it was about a bull who did not want to fight but wanted to smell the flowers.  I have no idea if this animated feature follows the original children’s book or if it is rogue with the whole bullfight scenario.  Either way – bullfighting is a horrible horrible form of cruelty to animals (i.e. picture just above).

I would not want to take my young child to see this cartoon. To have to explain that soft bulls go to the chop shop actually means the slaughter house.  Or to explain that the bull in the sling is actually being prepared for butchering.  And I know, I know – at a young age and without previous knowledge, a kid would not realize that THAT is what is meant.  But still…seriously?

I watched it all the way through.  It had humorous moments.  But I cannot separate the cartoon – the animated bull fight – from that picture just above.

IMDB Synopsis: 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.



Additional Movie Info:

It received a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 71% Fresh.  It received a Rotten Tomato audience rating of 49% liking it.  Average Rating: 3.5/5 with a number of User Ratings: 5,967.

Movie Reviews:

Specs:  Release date: 15 December 2017 (USA) / Runtime: 108 minutes / Budget: $111M



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