- Published: Friday, 15 December 2017 23:44
- Written by Lupe Rodriguez Haas
John Cena takes the bull by the horns as the voice of Ferdinand the bull in Blue Sky Studios' (ICE AGE) animated family film, FERDINAND. John Cena knows a thing or two about performing in the ring so the tough-looking guy was a perfect match to play kind-hearted bull who wants to smell the flowers instead of being in the bull fighting ring. The WWE wrestler and actor talked to CineMovie about his animated role, and his next role in the TRANSFORMERS spinoff, Bumblebee.
Cena is humble about voicing the lead character in FERDINAND. He can certainly relate to the gentle giant's plight in FERDINAND and he says director Carlos Saldanha (ICE AGE movies) had him in mind because of the similarities. Listen as he describes his experience as a voice actor in the animated movie opening February 15.
Ferdinand is a young bull who escapes from a training camp in rural Spain after his father never returns from a showdown with a matador. Adopted by a girl who lives on a farm, Ferdinand's peaceful existence comes crashing down when the authorities return him to his former captors. With help from a wisecracking goat and three hedgehogs, the giant but gentle bovine must find a way to break free before he squares off against El Primero, the famous bullfighter who never loses.