Ami­ab­ull great en­ter­tain­ment for all

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Like­wise, adults may also be be­mused by the story’s moral and key rev­e­la­tion, which ap­pears to ape Hack­saw Ridge and Sausage Party re­spec­tively, but with Ghost­busters‘ Kate McKin­non in truly mem­o­rable scene-steal­ing form as a ‘‘calm­ing goat’’, such con­ster­na­tion is swept aside by reg­u­lar peals of laugh­ter.

– James Croot

From the bright, colour­ful an­i­ma­tion to the eclec­tic vo­cal cast Fer­di­nand com­bines knock­about com­edy with ac­tion aplenty – to en­gross­ing ef­fect. ‘‘While the evo­ca­tion of a pan-Euro­pean Spain will an­noy some (why they have Bri­tish po­lice­men, I’ll never know), the story ben­e­fits greatly from the in­clu­sion of Ten­nant’s High­land Bull An­gus and a trio of self-ab­sorbed Aus­trian horses.’’

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