It seems that I have gone on a binge of children’s movies for my in-flight entertainment.
This is an animated feature all about Red Riding Hood and her Granny. It includes the Woodsman and the Wolf too.
But that’s just about as far as it goes towards the well-known fairytale.
After the traditional start to the movie it begins a clever and very funny divergence into fairytale film noir. It brings in a whole cast of woodland characters, the funniest by far is Twitchy.
I cannot recommend this film enough. If you can see it in a theatre, then spend the money. If not, rent the DVD. I’m sure you will enjoy this. Don’t expect flash graphics or any of the whizzbang stuff you get in the Ice Age or Shrek movies. It doesn’t really need it. It’s a good dose of humour and cleverness that carries this film.
The voices are well cast, especially Boingo who is voiced by Andy Dick. Normally he does nothing for me, but his voice work is so perfect for this character. David Ogden Stiers as Nicky Flippers is also a great choice, along with Glenn Close as Granny.
Trust me… YOU WILL ENJOY THIS !
It gets a 4 out of 5.