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Swing Shift Cinderella (1945)

Bored with chasing Red Riding Hood, the Wolf decides to go after Cinderella, but her fairy godmother takes a shine to him instead - and has an arsenal of magical powers to help achieve her ends.

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Little Red Riding Hood / Cinderella / Fairy Godmother (voice) (uncredited)
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Bored with chasing Red Riding Hood, the Wolf decides to go after Cinderella, but her fairy godmother takes a shine to him instead - and has an arsenal of magical powers to help achieve her ends.

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Trivia

The singing voice of Imogene Lynn is included with the reused section of Swing Shift Cinderella (1945) in Little Rural Riding Hood (1949). See more »

Goofs

The wolf takes the grandmother's wand, then the grandmother has it back with no sign of her grabbing it back. She didn't require physical activity, to retain her wand, that was stolen, because she has magical powers of a fairy-godmother or a witch, in reality, to retain the wand. See more »

Quotes

Cinderella: Grandmother! You wave a mean wand, don't you old girl?
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Connections

Featured in Return to Edge City (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Frankie and Johnny
(1912) (uncredited)
Music by Leighton Brothers (one of which was Bert Leighton)
Lyrics by Ren Shields
Performed by studio orchestra
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Outrageous!
18 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

Tex Avery was always looking for ways to exaggerate his toons into sight gags of outrageous hilarity, and in this one he spares nothing: from the opening montage in which a feral Wolf chases Little Red Riding Hood across the titles only to realize they're in the wrong story, to later introducing the main story -- that of a much different, sexier Cinderella, one who sings in Castle Manana while still having to be back by midnight or else. Insanity ensues of course when she calls on her Fairy Godmother to come to her aid and dress her up; in pure Avery fashion we see numerous chases in which the Godmother goes ape over the Wolf and bends over backwards to literally chain him to her: the final twist is revealed in the end when Cinderella zooms back to her house at the stroke of 12:00 AM, swiftly changes to an industrial outfit, and realizes she's surrounded by wolves on her way to work. Hysterical animation, always a treat to watch on TCM's Cartoon Alley.


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