Ferdinand the Bull

Ferdinand the Bull

Ferdinand the Bull (1938)


This Oscar-winning short tells of a bull who preferred to sit under trees and smell flowers to clashing horns with his fellow animals. As luck would have it, an untimely bee reveals Ferdinand's ferocious side via pained howls and wild stomping. This lands him in the bull-fighting arena amidst characters based on Walt's animators with a matador reportedly modeled after Walt himself.

Director: Dick Rickard

Release Date: 1938-11-23
Status: Released
Run time: 8 min / 0:8
Production Company : Walt Disney Productions
Production Country: United States of America



Milt Kahl
as Ferdinand (voice)
Don Wilson
as Narrator (voice)
Walt Disney
as Ferdinand's Mother (voice)


Production Walt Disney Producer
Directing Dick Rickard Director
Visual Effects Jack Campbell Animation
Visual Effects Hamilton Luske Animation
Directing Ford Beebe Assistant Director
Sound Albert Hay Malotte Original Music Composer
Directing Ken Anderson Layout
Art Ken Anderson Background Designer
Writing Robert Lawson Novel
Visual Effects Ward Kimball Animation
Writing Munro Leaf Novel
Visual Effects Bernard Garbutt Animation
Visual Effects Milt Kahl Animation
Visual Effects Robert Stokes Animation
Visual Effects Jack Bradbury Animation
Visual Effects Stan Quackenbush Animation
Visual Effects Don Lusk Animation
Writing Vernon Stallings Storyboard
Visual Effects Marc Davis Animation Production Assistant
Directing Thor Putnam Layout
Art Claude Coats Background Designer
Crew Gordon Legg Title Graphics
Writing Martin Provensen Characters

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