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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.

Director:

Tex Avery

Writer:

Heck Allen (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Sara Berner ... Little Red Riding Hood / Cinderella / Fairy Godmother (voice) (uncredited)
Frank Graham Frank Graham ... Wolf (voice) (uncredited)
Imogene Lynn ... Cinderella (singing voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Swingshift Cinderella 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 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

References A Fool There Was (1915) See more »

Soundtracks

A-Hunting We Will Go
(uncredited)
Writer unknown
Performed by studio orchestra
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Bing,Bang,Zoom,Boom,Flop,B-O-I-N-G!
6 August 2008 | by Seamus2829See all my reviews

Let's face it. Tex Avery was a one of a kind director of animated shorts. The best thing that could happen to his career was being fired by Leon Schlesenger at Warner Brothers. This allowed Avery to migrate over to M-G-M to direct a series of frantic, fast paced animated shorts for Fred Quimby. Swing Shift Cinderella was probably the best of the batch (or at least among the best, at any rate). The plot has the wolf tiring of chasing Little Red Riding Hood,only to want to pursue Cinderella (a lounge singer/assembly line worker). As in any Avery short,there is no lack of visual gags (which can run from the truly silly to outright surreal). The short manages to get some good use of mish mashing the whole Cinderella/Little Red Riding Hood plot line (with Hood's grandmother tossed in for good measure). Thankfully, Avery's animated shorts exist on a series of DVD's, for future generations to enjoy (about the only thing will be the countless WWII references and in jokes that will go sailing right over their heads).


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