Twentieth Century Fox Animation is adding to a growing list of animation classics with the Dec. 15, 2017, release of "Ferdinand." The story of a lovable Spanish fighting bull who practices non-violence is expected to join the ranks of other hit Fox films such as "Ice Age" and "Rio." The movie also has an all-star cast voicing dynamic characters. Wonderwall.com put together a list of all the stars in the film and things you should know about them. Keeping reading to find out who's voicing which characters!
WWE wrestler and actor John Cena voices the titular character in the 2017 film "Ferdinand." The Spanish bull — who dislikes violence and loves smelling flowers — must find a way to return to his family with the help of his animal friends after he's mistaken for a dangerous beast.
John Cena has built quite a career in the entertainment industry. The 40 year old made his WWE debut in 2001 and is still dominating the wrestling scene, consistently appearing at Wrestlemania and on "WWE Raw." The Massachusetts native has also acted in "The Marine," "12 Rounds," "Legendary," "The Reunion," "Trainwreck" and "Sisters." John also released a rap album. He got engaged to fellow WWE star Nikki Bella in 2017 after five years together.
Comedic actor Anthony Anderson voices Bones in the film "Ferdinand." Bones is another bull living in Ferdinand's town.
Anthony Anderson, 47, got his start on "The Bernie Mac Show" before winning small roles in "Kangaroo Jack," "Hustle & Flow," "The Departed," "NYPD Blue," "The Shield" and more. He achieved mainstream success executive producing and starring on the ABC sitcom "Black-ish," a role that earned him an Emmy nomination. Anthony is also a family man. He married his college sweetheart in the '90s and the couple have two children together.
Character actor Bobby Cannavale stars as Valiente, an imposing and brave fighting bull, in the film "Ferdinand."
Bobby Cannavale made his mark starring as Will Truman's long-term boyfriend, Officer Vincent D'Angelo, on "Will & Grace" during the early 2000s. The 47-year-old actor won an Emmy for his portrayal and went on to win another Emmy for his work as Gyp Rosetti on Season 3 of "Boardwalk Empire." The two-time Tony Award nominee has also starred in "Vinyl," "Mr. Robot," "Snakes on a Plane," "Ant-Man" and other projects. The New Jersey native and his girlfriend, actress Rose Byrne, welcomed their second son, Rafa, in November 2017.
"Code Black" actor Boris Kodjoe takes on the role of Klaus in the film "Ferdinand." Klaus is a horse who lives in Ferdinand's town in Spain.
Boris Kodjoe — who was born in Austria and raised in Germany — has been a fixture in Hollywood since the early 2000s. He's previously starred in "Love & Basketball," "Brown Sugar," "Real Husbands of Hollywood," "The Last Man on Earth" and "Soul Food," on which he met his wife, actress Nicole Ari Parker. The 44-year-old actor and Nicole share two children, daughter Sophie and son Nicolas.
"Saturday Night Live" star Kate McKinnon portrays Lupe, an old goat, in the movie "Ferdinand."
Kate McKinnon appeared on LOGOtv's "The Big Gay Sketch Show" from 2006 to 2010 but didn't achieve mainstream success until she joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" in 2012. The 33 year old won an Emmy for her work on "SNL" in 2016, becoming the first actor from the show to win one since 1993. (She won again at the 2017 Emmys.) Kate, who's started to carve out a movie career for herself too in recent years, is the sketch comedy show's first openly lesbian cast member as well as the series' third known LGBTQ cast member.
NFL great Peyton Manning lends his voice to the character Guapo, a bull, in the film "Ferdinand."
Peyton Manning might be trying his hand at acting with his role in "Ferdinand," but the former NFL quarterback will always be best known for achieving stardom as a football phenom. The 41 year old is a two-time Super Bowl champion and a Super Bowl MVP who led the Indianapolis Colts to eight division championships, two AFC championships and one Super Bowl title, the franchise's first in over three decades. (His second Super Bowl win was with the Denver Broncos in 2016.) Peyton is also a loving husband to his college sweetheart, Ashley, with whom he has three children.
"Jane the Virgin" actress Gina Rodriguez voices the character of Una, a hedgehog, in the movie "Ferdinand."
Chicago native Gina Rodriguez began her career on the soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful" in 2011 before hitting it big with her role as Jane Villanueva on "Jane the Virgin." The 33 year old went on to win a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Jane in 2015. Gina, who's of Puerto Rican descent, was most recently featured on the Lin-Manuel Miranda song that benefitted the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
"Dr. Who" actor David Tennant plays Angus in the movie "Ferdinand." Angus is a bull who's originally from Scotland but ends up in Spain.
Scottish actor David Tennant is best known for starring as the Tenth Doctor on the BBC series "Dr. Who." He also portrayed Kilgrave on "Jessica Jones," Barty Crouch Jr. in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" and Prince Hamlet in the stage production of "Hamlet." David — who prefers not to discuss his personal life with the press — has been married since 2011 and shares four children with his wife, actress Georgia Moffett.
"Hamilton" alum Daveed Diggs voices Dos in the film "Ferdinand." Dos is a hedgehog who lives in Ferdinand's town.
Singer and actor Daveed Diggs is known for originating the role of Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson in the 2015 Broadway musical "Hamilton," for which he won a Grammy Award and Tony Award. He also had recurring roles on "The Get Down," "Black-ish" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." When he's not acting, the 35 year old raps with the experimental hip-hop group Clipping.
YouTuber Flula Borg plays Hans, one of the horses in "Ferdinand."
German entertainer Flula Borg, also known as DJ Flula, found fame on YouTube, where he has amassed more than 800K subscribers and 93 million views! The 35 year old has gone on to appear in "Pitch Perfect 2" and on "Silicon Valley," has released numerous hit singles and EPs and has appeared on "Conan" several times as a guest.
Comedian Gabriel Iglesias lends his voice to Cuatro, a hedgehog, in the movie "Ferdinand."
Gabriel Iglesias, or "Fluffy" as he is sometimes known, began his comedy career in the late 1990s. He went on to appear in "Family Guy," "The Last Comic Standing," "Magic Mike" and his own shows, "I'm Not Fat… I'm Fluffy" and "Hot & Fluffy." The 41 year old often references his weight in his sketches but recently dropped more than 100 pounds after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
"Clueless" alum Jeremy Sisto takes on the role of Raf, a bull who is Ferdinand's father.
Jeremy Sisto's first high-profile role was playing one of Cher's classmates in "Clueless." Fast-forward a few decades and Jeremy has appeared in multiple TV shows and films including "Six Feet Under," "Law & Order," "The Returned" and "Ice." The married father of two recently made his screenwriting debut in the comedy "Break Point."
Comedian Jerrod Carmichael plays Paco, a dog, in the movie "Ferdinand."
North Carolina native Jerrod Carmichael began his career as a stand-up comedian performing at small clubs before he got his big break in the 2014 film "Neighbors." The 30 year old eventually snagged his own show on NBC in 2015, the critically praised "The Carmichael Show," but walked away from the project after three seasons in 2017.
Spanish actor Miguel Ángel Silvestre voices El Primero, a matador, in the film "Ferdinand."
Actor Miguel Ángel Silvestre hails from Spain, where he's achieved much success after appearing in a string of Spanish-language films. The 35 year old transitioned to Hollywood and took on English-speaking roles when he was cast in the Netflix drama "Sense8." He went on to play Cali Cartel member Franklin Jurado on the Netflix series "Narcos" in 2017.
"Law & Order" star Raúl Esparza plays Moreno, the man who runs Casa del Toro, the training area and barn for the bulls, in the film "Ferdinand."
Raúl Esparza might be best known as Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Rafael Barba on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," but the 47-year-old actor has a slew of other credits to his name. Raúl — a four-time Tony Award nominee — began his career in the theater. He's acted in Broadway shows such as "Cabaret," "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" and the revival of "The Rocky Horror Show." He's also had recurring roles on "Hannibal" and "Pushing Daisies." Raúl has also been celebrated for embracing his sexuality and coming out as a bisexual man.
"Bridget Jones's Diary" alum Sally Phillips voices Greta, a horse, in the film "Ferdinand."
Sally Phillips is a British actress who's been in the industry since 1990. The married mother of three starred as Sharon in "Bridget Jones's Diary" and "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" before reprising her role in 2016's "Bridget Jones's Baby." Sally is also known for her portrayal of Clare in the British radio series "Clare in the Community," a role she has played since 2004.