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Red Hot Riding Hood (1943)

Approved | | Animation, Comedy, Short | 8 May 1943 (USA)
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.

Director:

Tex Avery
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Sara Berner ... Red / Grandma / Short Cigarette Girl (voice) (uncredited)
Daws Butler ... Wolf Howl (voice) (uncredited)
June Foray ... Tall Cigarette Girl (voice) (uncredited)
Frank Graham Frank Graham ... Wolf (voice) (uncredited)
Kent Rogers Kent Rogers ... Wolf (some lines) (voice) (uncredited)
Connie Russell ... 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le petit chaperon rouge See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The speaking voice of Red Hot Riding Hood is an imitation of Katharine Hepburn. See more »

Quotes

Wolf: Fly away with me to the Riviera. It will be such a beautiful thing. I will give you diamonds, pearls, ermine. I will even give you a new set of white sidewall tires.
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Connections

Referenced in The 10th Kingdom (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

How About You?
(1941) (uncredited)
Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by Ralph Freed
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Avery and Sex: The first time is the best

Tex Avery's first excursion into animated sexual frenzy is his best, ranking as one of his three greatest cartoons (the other two, in case you're wondering, are "Who Killed Who?," also 1943, and "King-Size Canary," 1947). Although Avery would explore this theme in five more cartoons (or six or seven, depending on whether you want to count "Big Heel-Watha," 1944, and/or "Little 'Tinker," 1948; your call), none of them quite reach the heights of the original. (At least not in overall effect: Tex's single most outrageous gag of this sort is in the long legally undistributed "Uncle Tom's Cabana," 1947, and involves a cash register hidden under the aroused male's coat. Nuff said!) Some have suggested that having the Wolf's pursuit by Grandma follow the raging libido scene was a mistake in pacing, but it all works for me. It's too bad Avery didn't complete the opening misdirection by having the FIRST title card read "Little Red Riding Hood," but it goes by so quickly, and is drawn so conservatively that it doesn't really hurt. Besides, is there a context in which this film could be realistically expected to be shown where the audience would be truly surprised when it doesn't turn out to be a straight version of the fairy-tale?


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