Wednesday 2 November 2016

"Red Hot Riding Hood"

Betty Grable
Red Hot Riding Hood
Red Hot Riding Hood is an animated cartoon short, directed by Tex Avery and released on May 8, 1943 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. In 1994 it was voted #7 of The 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field, making it the highest ranked MGM cartoon on the list. 

Made in the middle of WWII, Red Hot Riding Hood was the cartoon embodiment of the GIs’ favorite pinup, Betty Grable. Despite her flashy costume and vamping, Red speaks in the cultured voice of Katharine Hepburn, and the manic Wolf in the suave tones of Charles Boyer.

Aspects of the cartoon were borrowed for later movies, notably Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) and The Mask (1994).

Here is a cut-down version of the original. (Best I could do. Sorry.)

First posted:3 December 2012

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