Thursday, January 19, 2017
Blue Sky's Bull: First Image from 'Ferdinand' and Some Cast Details
Blue Sky's next feature is not out until till Christmas time, but some information on the somewhat-cryptic picture has finally surfaced...
Ferdinand, as expected, is based on the classic 1936 children's book The Story of Ferdinand. Walt Disney adapted it into an animated short in 1938, which went on to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Short of that year. The book itself, back in the day, was actually pretty controversial despite being a simple little story about a peaceful bull refusing to be a part of bullfights. Was it pacifist? Fascist? It made a real impact, that's for sure.
How they can successfully stretch that to 90 minutes is beyond me, but we shall see... Now we know what the titular character will look like in Blue Sky CG form, thanks to an image posted by brand agency Merchantwise...
Nothing too amazing, the image looks like most DVD/Blu-ray covers for animated films these days, you know which ones I'm talking about? The ones that just have a close-up of a character against a plain, colored background. Anyways, the design's appealing and I'm not sure I like the new logo for the film, but a logo is a logo. The full package matters most.
The site also reveals that Adam Devine will be voicing Ferdinand, and Kate McKinnon will play Lupe, a friend and "trusted advisor". Gabriel Iglesias was announced as part of the cast back in November, as a character named Cuatro. I wonder if they'll set the story in 1936 Spain, or modern day Spain.
Anyways, I'm curious to see how Blue Sky pulls this one off. What say you?