Fox Animation to Tell The Story of Ferdinand


The classic children’s book, The Story of Ferdinand has been slated for development at 20th Century Fox Animation, Vulture is reporting.

The book, published in 1936 from author Munro Leaf and illustrator Robert Lawson, tells the story of a bull whose only desire in life is to smell flowers and refuses to fight when placed in a bullfighting arena.

The story (which was actually banned in several countries for its allegedly pacfifist undertones) was adapted by Walt Disney in 1938 as a short animation. In charge of developing the film for a full-length (presumably CGI) feature is said to be director Carlos Saldanha, the man behind all three of the studio’s Ice Age films as well as the upcoming Rio.

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