Hoodwinked!

January 13th, 2006







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Plot
The candy recipes of the goody shops have been stolen by the Goody Bandit, and many animals are out of business...

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 6.6/10 (26,471 voted)

Critic's Score: 45/100

Director: Cory Edwards

Stars: Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, Patrick Warburton

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.

Writers: Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards

Cast:
Anne Hathaway - Red Puckett(voice)
Glenn Close - Granny(voice)
James Belushi - Kirk the Woodsman(voice) (as Jim Belushi)
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 - Timmy(voice)
Tony Leech - Glen(voice)

Taglines: A Granny Who Kicks Fanny



Details

Official Website: Bac Films [France] | Official site [Japan] |

Release Date: 13 January 2006



Box Office Details

Budget: $15,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $16,879,402 (USA) (15 January 2006) (2394 Screens)

Gross: $51,386,611 (USA)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
According to Todd Edwards at Anderson University's Chapel, this is the first fully independently-funded computer-animated feature film.

Goofs:
Factual errors: In the end credits, the voice actors' names (in 3D block letters) are lit by a spotlight. As the light pans either right or left, the shadows of the letters go the same direction. They should go the opposite direction.

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.



User Review

Stop dogging the animation

Rating: 10/10

I'm annoyed at all the "know-it-alls" on these boards who are judging this film solely based on what they think they see in the trailer.

One guy went so far as to say that it was shoddy script-writing.

Let me just say this... I spend most of my time helping to make feature animation look really good... it's my job.

I've been involved with some very slick looking films. However, no matter how good it looks, if it's not a good story, it's still a crappy film.

Like the old saying goes: "you can polish a turd, but in the end all you're gonna have is a shiny turd."

I've seen Hoodwinked. I can say from experience that the animation isn't the greatest, the deformations aren't the greatest and the general tech of the film isn't the greatest. There have been many "prettier" films to hit the silver screen. After all, this movie was made on a shoe-string budget by CG standards.

Having said that, I fell in love with this movie after five minutes. The characters are endearing, the humor was fantastic and there's a level of originality and sophistication in the scriptwriting and storytelling that have not been seen before in the area of animation, not to mention a level of "cleanness" that is rare nowadays.

And, I'm pretty sure that I'm not the only one who has this opinion... after all, Bob and Harvey Weinstein decided to distribute it.

Go see the film... you won't be disappointed.

-Matt Steele

(edited for misspelling)









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