Holly on Hollywood – Ferdinand

Holly on Hollywood
by Holly McClure

“Ferdinand” is an animated story based on the beloved 1936 children’s classic, about a large Spanish bull (voiced by John Cena) born to fight in the ring like his famous father but instead, prefers flowers and friendship to fighting. Ferdinand runs away to find freedom but is mistaken for a dangerous animal by local townsfolk and taken back to the Casa del Toro. He meets Lupe (Kate McKinnon) a friendly “comfort goat” who wants to be a coach to Ferdinand and train him to fight in the ring and win! In all of his adventures, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover.
The PG is for bully dialogue, some crude humor and bullfighting scenes, but no blood. Lots of jokes are made about Ferdinand’s size, he’s bullied by other animals who call him “flower boy,” “loser,” and “dork, his dad leaves for a fight and never returns leaving Ferdinand to call after him and weep. And several funny scenes include a trio of wisecracking hedgehogs who keep Ferdinand company – and a funny bull-in-a-china-shop scene. The movie has strong messages of nonviolence, respect for Ferdinand’s principles, and the friendships that can develop between creatures who are very different from each other. Ferdinand finds clever ways to avoid violence and conflict, including humor and kindness. This is a charming and sweet true-to-the-book story, about a bull who’s a lover, not a fighter, with a likable hero that’s surprisingly funny, has cute songs and a message that “weird is the new normal”. All ages will enjoy “Ferdinand”!

“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”

~Holly On Hollywood~


Holly_McClureHolly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.

Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.

In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.

Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!
For more information visit Hollymcclure.com or IMDB.com

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