Meet the Voice Cast of ‘Ferdinand’ (Including Peyton Manning’s Bull) in the New Trailer
We’ve all heard the story of Ferdinand the bull, the sweet bovine animal who just wanted to sit and smell the flowers. But apparently Fox’s version of the bull also likes to dance to funky electro beats in addition to smelling said flowers.
The studio dropped a new trailer for the animated film, which rather perfectly stars John Cena as the voice behind the muscular-but-tender-hearted bull. Instead of a traditional trailer though, the latest promo for Ferdinand is more of a featurette/trailer mashup where Cena tells us about his character and tries to sell us the movie’s don’t-judge-a-book-by-its-cover message. There is some new footage since the last trailer though, spotlighting a trio of hedgehogs – what’s an animated family movie without a trio of cute and comedic anthropomorphic creatures? – a farting gag, and the rest of the voice cast.
You may have spotted a familiar face in the trailer. That’s former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning voicing Guapo, described as a bull who acts b”acts like he’s brimming with confidence but under that brash exterior, he’s really a bundle of nerves!” Cena’s Ferdinand helps Manning’s bull overcome his self-doubt.” The trailer also briefly shows off Kate McKinnon’s goat, Gina Rodriguez‘ hedgehog, along with animals voiced by Anthony Anderson, Gabriel Iglesias, Columbian musician Juanes and Bobby Cannavale, plus the theme song by Nick Jonas. Here’s the full synopsis:
Ferdinand tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being 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. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover.
Ferdinand also features characters voiced by David Tennant, Flula Borg, Sally Phillips, Boris Kodjoe, Jerrod Carmichael, Raúl Esparza, Karla Martínez, and Miguel Ángel Silvestre. The movie hits theaters December 15.