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FERDINAND [2D]

FERDINAND <span>[2D]</span> artwork

FERDINAND [2D]

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 106m 12s

Release date 16/12/2017

BBFCInsight mild threat, very mild bad language

Genre(s) Animation, Children, Comedy

Director(s) Carlos Saldanha

Cast includes Kate McKinnon (voice), Bobby Cannavale (voice), John Cena (voice), David Tennant (voice), Gina Rodriguez (voice), Daniela Bobadilla (voice)

Summary FERDINAND is an animated comedy in which a powerful bull with a gentle nature attempts to avoid his fate in the bullring.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 06/12/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

FERDINAND is an animated comedy in which a powerful bull with a gentle nature attempts to avoid his fate in the bullring.

Threat

A crowd scatters in panic when a bull is stung by a bee and runs wildly through a town festival. Ranch hands improvise protective shields and run from bulls as the animals come after them during a test of strength. The bulls are aware that if they are not chosen to take part in bullfights they will be consigned to an abattoir that looms over the ranch. In one scene, two bulls launch a rescue mission to save one of their friends who is in the abattoir and have a narrow escape when the machinery is activated accidentally. A bull enters a bullring where a matador prepares for the contest, but the bull refuses to fight and the scene plays out as a slapstick chase around the ring. The threat in this and other scenes are generally played for comic effect with reassuring outcomes.

Language

There is very mild bad language which includes uses of 'butt', 'jerk', 'blooming', 'numpty' and 'Jeez'.

There is very mild rude humour as a goat regurgitates various objects it has eaten.

Precuts information

During post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure the desired classification. Following this advice, certain changes were made prior to submission

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

This film was originally seen for advice, at which stage the company was informed it was likely to be classified PG uncut but that their preferred U could be achieved by removing a single use of mild bad language ('bloody') and reducing various scenes of mild threat and dangerous behavious involving electricity. When the film was submitted for formal classification all these issues had been addressed satisfactorily and the film was classified U.

Details

Title
FERDINAND
Title Information
2D
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
28/11/2017
Main language
English
Submitted run time
106m 12s
Approved footage
9558+0
BBFC reference
CFF351016
Registration number
CFJ43565
Remarks
2D

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