The Gentle Barn Partners with Twentieth Century Fox Film and Zevia

The Gentle Barn Partners with Twentieth Century Fox Film and Zevia

"Real Life" Ferdinand Finds Forever Home


LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Gentle Barn, in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox and Zevia, have adopted a bull calf named “Ferdinand” in honor of the upcoming film FERDINAND, in theaters December 15, 2017. Ferdinand has been welcomed with open arms by The Gentle Barn in Santa Clarita, CA., where he will join the family of animals who teach children to have compassion for all living beings. 

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FERDINAND tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he’s captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.  Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover.  The animated comedy adventure has an all-star cast including John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Anthony Anderson and many more.

“The Gentle Barn is a place of healing, where children learn that although we might look different on the outside, we’re all the same inside. The Story of Ferdinand is so important,” says Ellie Laks, Founder of The Gentle Barn, “because it represents the universal idea that each one of us deserves a chance to be who we really are.”

“Zevia’s partnership with FERDINAND creates a positive message that families can share with their children, and we are excited to extend it even further through this special adoption with The Gentle Barn.” – Paddy Spence, Zevia CEO

Follow the life of Ferdinand in real-time via ongoing social posts from 20th Century Fox ( and The Gentle Barn (

About The Gentle Barn |
A national nonprofit organization, founded as a safe haven and place of recovery for severely abused animals, offering their unique philosophy of rehabilitating and connecting their stories of survival and healing to the personal experiences of at-risk and special needs children. You can visit Ferdinand on Sundays at the CA Gentle Barn location.

About Twentieth Century Fox Film
One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world.  

About Zevia
The first beverage brand exclusively focused on offering naturally sweetened, zero calorie beverages, at more than 40,000 grocery, natural and specialty food stores in the United States and Canada.  


SOURCE The Gentle Barn

The Gentle Barn Partners with Twentieth Century Fox Film and Zevia