Review Date: February 09, 2006
Director: Cory Edwards
Writer: Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards, Tony Leech
Producers: Maurice Kanbar, David Lovegren, Sue Bea Montgomery, Preston Stutzman
Anne Hathaway as Red
Glenn Close as Granny
Patrick Warburton as The Wolf
But that just goes to show that you should never judge a book by its cover, as the Rashomon style of storytelling actually worked, as the film managed to stick many different fun characters into the forefront for a number of minutes at a time, so that I was never bored with just the one, or a handful. The story – the one other thing that you can really critique in animated flicks – was also original enough to keep me into it, with a slight mystery at its core, and a number of twists and different perspectives, keeping things entertaining. Finally, and most importantly to my overall enjoyment of the picture, were the many different characters that stood out including the funny little pigs, the over-caffeinated squirrel, the laid-back wolf, the hilarious bunny (Go Andy Dick!), the mob sheep, the inquisitive frog and yeah…especially the super-granny (and I thought she was going to be the most boring). Granted, the film’s animation was far from par, the handful of musical tunes spliced throughout weren’t particularly impressive and the film barely lasted 75 minutes, but it had something a lot of other lame animated flicks haven’t had over the past year and that was spunk, sarcastic humor and a quirky-enough story to keep my aging ass interested most of the way. Overall, it’s a fair flick that will surely play even better on DVD, but that has set the groundwork for possible sequels with a host of fun and unique characters presented right here.