Fox Animation Plans “Story of Ferdinand”

Fox Animation Studios has acquired Munro Leaf’s classic 1936 children’s book “The Story of Ferdinand” and plans to turn it into a CG feature film adaptation reports Vulture.

Ferdinand is a pacifist bull who’d rather relax in the outdoors than seek thrills with the matadors. Since its first publication, it has remained one of the best-selling children’s books of all time.

Talk of a new feature film adaptation began after the book was used in a scene in the recent Sandra Bullock hit “The Blind Side”. Carlos Saldanha (“Rio,” “Ice Age”) is said to be developing the film to direct.

Disney released the property as an Oscar-winning animated short in 1938.