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Swing Shift Cinderella (1945)

Passed  -  Animation | Comedy | Short  -  25 August 1945 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Uncredited cast:
Sara Berner ...
Frank Graham ...
Wolf (voice) (uncredited)
Imogene Lynn ...
Cinderella (singing voice) (uncredited)


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... Written by Michael Brooke <>

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25 August 1945 (USA)  »

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Swingshift Cinderella  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)



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1.37 : 1
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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 »


The wolf takes the grandmother's wand, then the grandmother has it back with no sign of her grabbing it back. See more »


Cinderella: Grandmother! You wave a mean wand, don't you old girl?
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Featured in Twelve Monkeys (1995) See more »


When You and I Were Young, Maggie
(1866) (uncredited)
Music by J.A. Butterfield
Lyrics by George W. Johnson
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one of the greatest cartoon shorts
4 June 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful film and about the best cartoon ever directed by Tex Avery--or anyone else for that matter. That's actually saying a lot because his films for MGM are as good or better than the best at Warner Brothers/Loony Tunes or the Tom and Jerry films (these MGM shorts were not directed by Avery). It's only been in recent years that a real appreciation of his work has been growing--especially with the release of the movie THE MASK--which was strongly inspired by the way over-the-top zaniness of his very surreal cartoons.

This film starts with a wolf chasing Little Red Riding Hood. They actually run past the film's title at which point the wolf stops and tells the kid to scram--at which point he goes on the prowl for the incredibly sexy Swing Shift Cinderalla (a reference to the ladies who worked the "swing shifts" at wartime armament factories). In addition to the wolf's crazy escapades chasing the lady, the Fairy Godmother gets involved and chases the wolf! Throughout all this there are amazing and silly sight gags--coming so fast that there are enough for two or three cartoons. Among my favorites were the mallets crashing over the head, the wolf's reactions when he first meets Cinderella and when the Fairy Godmother accidentally transforms herself into "Miss Gruesome". A wonderful, high-energy and intensely entertaining film not to be missed.

By the way, if you liked this, try watching Avery's RED HOT RIDING HOOD--a very similar film from MGM that was made two years earlier and with very similar themes.

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