Ferdinand movie quotes help tell the story in the film about one misunderstood bull who wants nothing more than live a quiet life smelling flowers with his human family. The computer animated family film was written by Robert L. Baird, Tim Federle and Brad Copeland using a story Ron Burch, David Kidd and Don Rhymer adapted from the book The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson. Carlos Saldanha directed Ferdinand, which opened theatrically in the United States on December 15, 2017.
In Ferdinand, the title character (voiced by John Cena and Colin H. Murphy) is an adult male bull who, without the temperament to participate in bull fighting, has been living happily with a human family including florist Juan (voiced by Juanes) and daughter Nina (voiced by Lily Day and Julia Scarpa Saldanha). But one day, Ferdinand is stung by a bee in town, mistaken for a violent bull and sent back to the bullfight training area where he was born.
While Ferdinand makes some friends there, including calming goat Lupe (voiced by Kate McKinnon) and three hedgehogs (voiced by Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs and Gabriel Iglesias), he knows he's not suited for bullfighting. So Ferdinand and friends make an escape and go on a fantastic journey to reunite with Ferdinand's human family.
People Think They Got You All Figured Out
Ferdinand: It seems like from the moment you're born, people think they got you all figured out based on how you look, how you talk, where you're from but it's not that simple, especially when it comes to me. I'm a little bit more complex. I'm Ferdinand. You look at me, you think, big and scary. You think, at least he's not in the china shop.
Ferdinand explains a bit about his life in this Ferdinand movie quote. He's always been judged by others on his appearance, but really, he's not the vicious bull he appears to be, rather a kind, sensitive family pet.
What Happened to Tres?
Ferdinand: Who are you?
Una: I’m Una.
Dos: I’m Dos.
Cuatro: And I’m Cuatro.
Ferdinand: What happened to Tres?
Una: We do not speak of Tres.
Ferdinand meets a trio of hedgehogs in these Ferdinand movie quotes. He senses a pattern in their names but when he asks where their missing member is, things get serious fast.
I Had the Perfect Life
Nina: Who's my good boy?
Ferdinand: I had the perfect life until one day everything changed.
Ferdinand: There's been a mistake!
Everything is going great in Ferdinand's life, at least until it doesn't. One mistaken incident in town with his loving family leads Ferdinand to be taken away out of safety to the townsfolk.
I Am Not a Fighting Bull
El Primero: I’m here to select a bull... I’ll take that one.
Klaus: Sucks to be you!
Ferdinand: I am not a fighting bull. Can you guys help me out?
Hans: This is the beautiful horses’ side, and that is the stinky bull side. Have a nice day smelling terrible!
Matador El Primero arrives to pick a bull and quickly selects Ferdinand. But as Ferdinand mentions in these Ferdinand movie quotes, he's not a fighting bull, despite what others think and say.