John Cena will voice the character of Ferdinand the Bull
Ferdinand tells the tale of a bull who would rather sniff flowers than run at red flags.
The movie is based on the 1936 book The Story of Ferdinand.
When the book was first released, it was banned in some countries as it was ‘pacifist propaganda.’
The book is now seen by teachers and parents as LGBT-friendly for kids and it’s easy to see why.
Leaf, author of the original book, took an animal renowned for its aggressive behavior and made him passive and loving.
You could even say the bull is almost effeminate.
‘Ferdinand’s story may resonate with boys who also dislike sporty, often violent heteronormative activities.
‘“Bachelor types” often pop up in furry forms,’ explains one book reviewer. She references Ratty and Mole in Wind in the Willows, and Pooh and Piglet in Winnie The Pooh.
There is some time before we’ll find out if Ferdinand’s queerness has been toned down or hyped up.
The movie comes out early December.
Watch the trailer below.
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