Hoodwinked! (2006, USA) C-80m. *** D: Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards, Tony Leech. Starring (the voices of) Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, James Belushi, Patrick Warburton, Anthony Anderson, David Ogden Stiers, Xzibit, Chazz Palmintieri, Andy Dick, Cory Edwards. Computer-animated spin on classic Grimm's fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood. You think you figured what happened with the little girl, her granny, the wolf and the woodsman? Think again. Here, the (grizzly) police and (frog) detective Nicky Flippers investigate and the four 'suspects' come up with four quite different stories. It all comes down to finding out who is the recipe thief (aka goodie bandit) of late. RASHOMON (1950) it ain't, but a funny, eventful, action-filled comedy, with quite a lot of gags aimed at adults.The first independently produced computer animated movie.

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