|“||Dinner means death! Death means carnage! CHRISTMAS MEANS CARNAGE! CHRISTMAS MEANS CARNAGE!!||„|
|~ Ferdinand panicking about Christmas dinner.|
Ferdinand is a nervous duck who crows as roosters are said to every morning to wake people and befriends Babe, a supporting character in the 1995 acclaimed family film Babe, and the tritagonist of its sequel Pig in the City.
He is voiced by Danny Mann.
The neurotic Ferdinand fears for his life, and tries to make himself indispensable by crowing and thus replacing the rooster. The duck enlists Babe's assistance in doing away with the new alarm clock that Esme Hogget bought. However, the plan backfires when Ferdinand nearly sneezes (since he's allergic to cats) when Babe drops the alarm clock loudly, awakening the cat and causing a huge mess in the living room. Later, Ferdinand is devastated when his girlfriend Rosanna is cooked for Christmas dinner. Not willing to be a goner, Ferdinand flees the farm. At the finale of the movie, Ferdinand returns to the farm and watched Babe at the sheep-herding competition on the Hoggetts' TV with the other farm animals and celebrated Babe's victory.
Pig in the City
- Harry Shearer was considered for the role of Ferdinand before Danny Mann was selected.
- In the first Babe movie, Ferdinand only appears in a few brief scenes, but his main scene in the film is the "Crime and Punishment" scene. He vanishes from the film at the end of the first act, which is the Christmas scene, by fleeing the farm. He doesn't return until the film's final scene. He has a bigger role in the sequel.