Il toro Ferdinando

(Il toro Ferdinando)

USA, 2017, Video, 108', col.

director:

Carlos Saldanha

Il toro Ferdinando

Ferdinand's destiny seems to be already decided: to follow in the footsteps of his father and become a bullfighting bull. But he cannot get rid of a bad memory, which was when his father did not come back from the arena. In addition, Ferdinand knows that he is kind and gentle, he prefers flowers to the battles in front of spectators thirsty for blood, which means his own blood. His only solution is to cut and run from the farm where he was born, to be himself, and avoid a future that will not be at all happy. Once he's outside the fence, Lisa, the little daughter of a flower grower, gives him a home. To Ferdinand this is heaven! But just when his life seems to be going as he had always wished, suddenly, his past comes back to haunt him: because of a misunderstanding, Ferdinand is forced to take part in a bullfight. Will he make it? Nominated for an Academic Award and for the 2018 Golden Globe as best animated film.

screenplay

Robert L. Baird, Tim Federle , Brad Copeland

editing

Harry Hitner

photography

Renato Falcão

producer

Bruce Anderson, John Davis, Lori Forte, Lisa Marie Stetler

production

Blue Sky Studios

distribution

20th Century Fox

Carlos Saldanha

Biofilmography

Carlos Saldanha was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1965. He studied Computer Art at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he graduated in 1993. In 2002, with Chris Wedge of the Blue Sky Studios, he directed the film Ice age, of which he also directed the two sequels Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009). With these last two films he became internationally famous. In the meantime, in 2004, he was nominated for the Oscar for best animated short film with Gone Nutty (2002). He also directed Rio (2011) and Rio 2 (2014).