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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)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In animation historian Jerry Beck's 1994 poll of animators, film historians and directors, this cartoon was rated the seventh greatest cartoon of all time. 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

Version of Ferozz: The Wild Red Riding Hood (2010) 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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Genius - they certainly don't make'em like this any more
4 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Nope - they sure don't make'em like this any more. But modern-day animators working on pixillated mega-productions owe Tex Avery and his "Termite Terrace" co-workers a large debt. Rather than retell The Avery story (there are several books around that will do that), just look out for his classic MGM cartoons of the '40s and '50s, and marvel at the genius on show. "Red Hot Riding Hood" is one of his best and was the first in the "Red" series. It's an out-and-out classic, with a plot loosely based on the children's fairy tale playing second fiddle to beautifully drawn and animated scenes and some fantastic big-band music. The visual pacing in this toon is so fast that if you blink you'll miss another screwball gag. Look for it on TV (yes it does still get shown, in the UK at least) or even better, go see it at the movies. Great stuff and I never tire of it.


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