Hoodwinked! is a 2005 American computer-animated musical comedy thriller film. It retells the folktale Little Red Riding Hood as a police investigation. The film features the voices of Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, Jim Belushi, Patrick Warburton, Anthony Anderson, Xzibit, Chazz Palminteri and Andy Dick. A sequel, HoodWinked Too! Hood vs. Evil, was released in 2011 to negative reviews and financial failure.
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Hoodwinked! is a 2005 American computer-animated musical comedy thriller film. It retells the folktale Little Red Riding Hood as a police investigation, using backstories to show multiple characters’ points of view. The film features the voices of Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, Jim Belushi, Patrick Warburton, Anthony Anderson, David Ogden Stiers, Xzibit, Chazz Palminteri and Andy Dick. It was released by The Weinstein Company in Los Angeles, California, on December 16, 2005, for a one-week engagement before expanding nationwide on January 13, 2006. A sequel, HoodWinked Too! Hood vs. Evil, directed by Mike Disa, and written by the Edwards brothers and Tony Leech, was released in 2011 to negative reviews and financial failure. Critical reception to the film was varied; although its script and cast were praised by many reviews, its animation quality was heavily criticized. The movie was released shortly after the first two installments in the successful Shrek series, which accentuated the fairy tale parody genre of which Hoodwinking! isA part. It intentionally deviated from the Shrek. series in its style of humor and in certain plot elements. This was in part based on Cory Edwards’ concerns over exposing children to the high level of cynicism often found in the genre. The Wolf reveals that he was searching for a lead on the identity of the Goody Bandit and had reason to believe that Red and Granny were the culprits.
Red was delivering goodies for her grandmother, when she discovered a threat from the mysterious Goody. Bandit, who has been stealing recipes. Red embarked upon a journey to take the Puckett family recipes to Granny’s home on top of a nearby mountain. En route, she fell out of a cable car operated by the bunny Boingo, and encountered the Wolf, who sprung a series of suspicious questions on her. Red then met an old singing goat named Japeth, who accompanied her through the remaining journey to her destination, where she found the Wolf already waiting in ambush. Red and the Wolf then went undercover into the house, planning to trick Granny into sharing the truth about the Bandit. When the Woodsman, named Kirk, is questioned, he explains that his appearance at the house was pureststance. He spent the rest of the day chopping up a commercial schnitzel truck and then received a callback for the commercial. The police arrive on the scene and question everyone involved about the events leading up to the incident. What at first seems to be an open-and-shut case becomes confused once the Wolf shares his side of the story. They managed to detain the Wolf and Twitchy in the hopes of solving the mystery for Red for long, but they found Granny already tied up in the closet to arrive ahead of them. They manage to get Red out of the house to help Red, just as an axe-wielding woodsman bursts through the window.