Ferdinand 20th Century Fox remakes early Walt Disney cartoon

Will 20th Century Fox finally make a movie as appealing as a Pixar film?

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It's no secret that, in years past, Pixar Disney ruled the CG movie-verse, but Ferdinand, slated for a Dec. 15 release, looks as though it may be the best thing out of its animation department yet.

It doesn't hurt, of course, to have some famous actors, but they've had that before but nothing they've made has felt as appealing as this trailer does. Maybe it's because I loved this story as a kid, or maybe it's because the 20th Century Fox version of Ferdinand reminds me of my coonhound, but I can't wait for this to hit theaters next month.

Here's the story, and if sounds familiar... well, it should.

Fox based the storyline off this 1938 Walt Disney cartoon, released by R.K.O. and based on (as most Disney films are) a short story. 

This re-invention of an almost-80-year-old classic stars John Cena, Peyton Manning and Kate McKinnon with music from Nick Jonas. Fingers crossed it'll be everything they (and I) hope.

Cathy Salustri is the arts and entertainment editor for Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. Contact her here

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Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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