I, and many ELL teachers, use The Story Of Ferdinand in class. It’s particularly useful when teaching the “story” genre (I use it, as well as Teacher From The Black Lagoon, as part of a modified unit from The WRITE Institute).
I just learned that the director of the Ice Age movie is doing a full-length version of Ferdinand, and it’s supposed to be out next year.
Disney did this cartoon version in the late 1930’s:
Many of you may know this, but it’s new to me that it was a very controversial story when it came out prior to World War II and was banned in in countries for it’s alleged promotion of pacifism.