animated cartoon Ferdinand the Bull © Disney
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Ferdinand the Bull

Unlike all the other bulls in his pasture, who enjoy bashing their heads together, Ferdinand, from an early age, is content to sit under his favourite tree and smell the flowers. As luck would have it, on the day when a group of 'talent scouts' from the local bullfighting arena turn up, he happens to sit on a bumblebee. This causes him to fly into a frenzy of chaotic motion which convinces them he is the perfect choice, and so he gets carted off to the bullfighting arena.

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In 1938 change was in the wind. Warner were becoming a serious threat to Disney; their manic, sharp-edged stye contrasting with Disney's stately craftsmanship. At the same time, the animated...
Created by: Disney
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
Don Wilson ... Narrator
Milt Kahl ... Ferdinand
Directed by: Dick Rickard
Produced by: Walt Disney
Musical Score by: Albert Hay Malotte
Writing Credits: Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson
Based on: Story by Munro Leaf

animated cartoon Ferdinand the Bull © Disney1938 Oscar winner.

Ward Kimball designed the matadors and other bullring attendants as caricatures of Disney artists. According to, they are, in order of appearance, Bill Tytla, Fred Moore, Art Babbit, Hamilton Luske, and Jack Campbell. Walt Disney is the head toreador/matador.

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