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Red Hot Riding Hood (1943)

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The characters of the traditional fairy tale demand a new approach to the story as a sexy urban comedy with Red as an adult nightclub dancer.

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Sara Berner ...
Red / Grandma / Short Cigarette Girl (voice) (uncredited)
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Wolf Howl (voice) (uncredited)
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Tall Cigarette Girl (voice) (uncredited)
Frank Graham ...
Wolf (voice) (uncredited)
Kent Rogers ...
Wolf (some lines) (voice) (uncredited)
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Red (singing voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

The characters of the fairy-tale absolutely refuses to do the tale in the same old way. Instead Little Red Riding Hood is transformed to the hottest singer in town, the wolf becomes The Wolf and grandma turns into a man chaser. Written by Reidar Lyng <groucho@phc.chalmers.se>

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Release Date:

8 May 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le petit chaperon rouge  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Director Tex Avery was famous for his off the wall cartoons, which were aimed more toward adult audiences than children. Here, however, he pushed the limits of what was considered acceptable, and in several places the film was toned down in order to satisfy the U. S. censors. Original copies were kept and stored away. Shortly afterwards, the army visited MGM studio to view a propaganda movie. Upon seeing this cartoon, they requested (and received) special uncut 16mm prints to send to the soldiers overseas. See more »

Quotes

[opening lines, after quick musical introduction and opening credits]
Narrator: Good evening, kiddies. Once upon a time, Little Red Riding Hood was skipping through the woods. She was going to her grandmother's house to take grandma a basket of nice goodies. But waiting in the woods was a mean old wolf ready to pounce upon poor Little Red Riding Hood.
Wolf: Oh, stop it! "Waiting in the woods was the mean old wolf ready to pounce on poor Red Riding Hood." I'm fed up with that sissy stuff. It's the same old story...
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Connections

Referenced in To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Home, Sweet Home
(1823) (uncredited)
aka "There's No Place Like Home"
Written by H.R. Bishop from a Sicilian air
Lyrics by John Howard Payne (1823)
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Red hot is right!!
7 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

Tex, sex, and Avery Rex!! The king of cartoons sends the 1943 censors a message..when the armed forces actually bypassed the Hays office to get an uncensored version of this one off to our troops overseas, they preserved one of the greatest works of art ever committed to celluloid..and allowed resonances to echo into such disparate results as Jessica Rabbit, Cool World, and Ren and Stimpy. For the record, the plot is simple..the old fairy tale is worn out, and needs some new blood..the wolf is now really a wolf, and Red has more than goodies in her basket..now, go and watch this one three hundred times, and you'll see almost all the little jokes lovingly crafted into it..


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