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HOODWINKED!

Year: 2005
USA: The Weinstein Company
UK: Momentum Pictures
Cast (voices of): Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, Jim Belushi, Patrick Warburton, Anthony Anderson, David Ogden Stiers, Xzibit, Chazz Palminteri, Andy Dick, Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards, Tye Edwards, Benjy Gaither, Joshua J Greene, Ken Marino Kevin Michael Richardson, Tara Strong
Director: Cory Edwards
Co-directors: Todd Edwards, Tony Leech
Country: USA
USA & UK: 80 mins
USA Rated: PG for some mild action and thematic elements
UK Certificate: U contains mild violence
USA Release Date: 13 January 2006
USA DVD Release Date: 2 May 2006
UK Release Date: 29 September 2006
UK DVD Release Date: 29 January 2007
UK Distributor
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Synopsis

Everyone knows the story of Little Red Riding Hood… or so they think. That’s all about to change because no one has ever seen their favourite fairy tale quite like this -- turned upside-down, inside-out and reinvented as a computer-animated caper comedy that at last reveals the shocking true crime investigation behind the legend. At last, the full story can be revealed of how Red (Anne Hathaway), Granny (Glenn Close), The Woodsman (Jim Belushi) and the Wolf (Patrick Warburton) all came together as criminal suspects in a case that almost HOODWINKED! the law.

HOODWINKED! begins at the end of the tale and winds its way back. It all begins as a feathered and furry assortment of cops and detectives turn up at Granny’s cottage in the woods to answer a domestic disturbance call. It looks at first to be just another open-and-shut case of a woodsman assaulting a wolf impersonating a granny, with an assortment of criminal charges including breaking and entering, intent to eat and wielding an axe without a license. But looks can be deceiving. As debonair detective Nicky Flippers (David Ogden Stiers) and hard-nosed (or is that furry-nosed?) Police Chief Grizzly (Xzibit) and fellow police officer Bill Stork (Anthony Anderson) question the slippery suspects, they discover each one his a completely different, yet equally wild and woolly, tale to tell. Not only that, but it seems that this crime has ties to the notorious “Goody Bandit” who has been ravaging the woods by stealing the valuable recipes that keep the forest in muffins.

None of the group is exactly what they seem, and each has their own deep secrets and wily deceptions. They’re not your usual suspects " yet the investigators must use their clashing eyewitness accounts to solve the increasingly convoluted riddle of who among them has committed a crime.

With inventive story telling, spunk and wit, HOODWINKED! is the all-CGI feature-film directorial debut of filmmakers Cory Edwards with co-directors Tony Leech and Todd Edwards. The screenplay is written by Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards and Tony Leech.

Synopsis DVD

Following it’s hugely successful box office success in both the US and UK as the No. 1 smash hit animated comedy, HOODWINKED! is the most successful independent animated film ever in the US and UK.

There's trouble in the 'hood...

Exuding quality, fun, laughs, mystery and enough twists and turns to keep even the most demanding viewer on their toes, HOODWINKED turns the classic fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood on its head. If you thought you were familiar with the story, forget it. Turned inside out and upside down, the story has become a computer-animated super sleuth crime caper that is so entertaining, it’ll have you hooked from start to finish.
DVD EXTRAS

Certificate: U
Running Time: 80 mins
Catalogue No: MP602D
Barcode: 5060116720976

SPECIAL FEATURES

Deleted and Extended Scenes with optional commentary

Feature commentary by writer/director Cory Edwards, writer/co-director Tony Leech and writer/co-director Todd Edwards for:
1. Great Big World
2. Bat scene (storyboard)
3. Schnitzel scene tap dance
4. Tree Critter
5. Be prepared with Japeth

Critters Have Feelings Music Video

How to Make an Animated Film

Commentary with the Film Makers

Theatrical Trailer










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