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Last Night in LA, it was a night chocked full of ador-a-BULL fun, Boris Kodjoe and his wife Nicole Ari Parker hosted a special screening of Ferdinand for friends. 

Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker, and family.

Celebrities gathered at Arclight Cinemas Beach Cities located in El Segundo, California to for a night of family fun and the opportunity to see the animated film before it hits theaters. The film based on the classic tale, tells the story of a giant big-hearted Bull named Ferdinand (John Cena)  who is mistaken for a dangerous beast.

Boris Kodjoe

Ferdinand is taken away from his life of smelling flowers rather than bullfighting, he embarks on an adventure with a bunch of misfits to make it back to the home he was taken away from. Boris Kodjoe voices Klaus, a white stallion who Ferdinand encounters while embarking on his adventure.

Celebrities in attendance with their families included  Vanessa A. Williams, Dondre Whitfield, Dom Kennedy, Tianna & Heaven King, Notlim Taylor, Jon Fatu, Trinity McCray and Baby Kaley.

Nicole Ari Parker, Vanessa A. Williams and her family.

Looked like a night of full of smiles, fun, and laughter.

Ferdinand officially lands in theaters December 15th and is directed by Carlos Saldana. The film also stars, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Gabriel Iglesias, Bobby Cannavale, David Tennant, Anthony Anderson, Flula Borg, Sally Phillips, Jerrod Carmichael, Raúl Esparza, Karla Martínez, and Miguel Ángel Silvestre.

Head over to Ferdinand’s official site to purchase tickets and check out the gallery below to see more photos from the night.

Photos: Arnold Turner | @ArnoldShoots

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