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Hoodwinked! (2005)

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Little Red Riding Hood, the Wolf, the Woodsman, and Granny all tell the police the events that led up to their encounter.

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Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards (co-director) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Cory Edwards (screenplay), Todd Edwards (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Hathaway ... Red Puckett (voice)
Glenn Close ... Granny (voice)
Jim Belushi ... Kirk the Woodsman (voice)
Patrick Warburton ... Wolf W. Wolf (voice)
Anthony Anderson ... Detective Bill Stork (voice)
David Ogden Stiers ... Nicky Flippers (voice)
Xzibit ... Chief Grizzly (voice)
Chazz Palminteri ... Woolworth (voice)
Andy Dick ... Boingo (voice)
Cory Edwards ... Twitchy (voice)
Benjy Gaither ... Japeth the Goat (voice)
Ken Marino ... Raccoon Jerry (voice)
Tom Kenny ... Tommy (voice)
Preston Stutzman Preston Stutzman ... Timmy (voice)
Tony Leech ... Glen (voice)
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Storyline

The candy recipes of the goody shops have been stolen by the Goody Bandit, and many animals are out of business. While the police are chasing the criminal, there is a mess at Granny's house involving Little Red Hiding Hood, The Wolf, The Woodsman and Granny, disturbing the peace in the forest. They are all arrested by the impatient Chief Grizzly. Detective Nicky Flipper is in charge of the investigation, and each accused gives his/her own version of the incident. Flipper uses the information to disclose the identity of the evil Goody Bandit. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Trouble In The Hood See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild action and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

13 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hoodwinked See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,879,402, 15 January 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$51,386,611

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$110,013,167
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Tony Shalhoub were considered for the role of Kirk the Woodsman. See more »

Goofs

Schnitzel is made of pork, but pigs are apparently sentient in this world as many of the police are pigs. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nicky Flippers: [narrating] Red Riding Hood, you probably know the story.
[girl screaming]
Nicky Flippers: But there's more to every tale than meets the eye. It's just like they always say, you can't judge a book by its cover. If you want to know the truth, you've gotta flip through the pages.
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Crazy Credits

Last line of the end credits: PLEASE CONSUME GOODIES RESPONSIBLY See more »

Alternate Versions

For the Spanish version (in Spain), Leonor Watling did the voice of Red, Amparo Baró as Granny, Carlos Latre as Wolf and Anabel Alonso as Twitchy. See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Schnitzel Song
Written by Todd Edwards
Performed by Fleming McWilliams featuring Jim Belushi (as Jim Belushi)
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Great on a Curve!
13 December 2005 | by kidkosmicSee all my reviews

Hoodwinked is an ultra low budget affair compared to the average 3D CGI-animated film (it was shot for a reported 15 million vs 70 to 90 million for films like Finding Nemo or Shrek 2). If you want a fairer comparison in terms of animation quality, you'd have to look at something like Jimmy Neutron (30 million budget).

What really made the animation work in terms of style is...the style. Hoodwinked almost looks like a revved up Rankin-Bass stop motion animated film in the vein of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Once you get absorbed in the world of Hoodwinked, you stop comparing it to Pixar and simply enjoy the magic little world the creators obviously put so much care into creating.

And the film is indeed absorbing! It starts a little slow, but once the story picks up steam, it is non-stop fun. It's clear that the writers weren't going to let a lower budget stop them from writing a clever and often laugh-out-loud funny script. My kids, aged 12, 8, and 3, giggled throughout the film. Your kids will LOVE the squirrel, the granny, and the singing goat, and adults will pick up more culture references in terms of homage scenes (not in adult content) to pictures like Fletch, Kill Bill, and the Matrix.

One thing comes across very clearly in Hoodwinked--love of the craft. So many seemingly throw away gags end up being very important to the story later on. Enjoy this little gem of an "indie" animated film, and imagine what these young guys could do with a bigger budget next time around!


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