Red Hot Riding Hood
Red Hot Riding Hood is an animated cartoon short subject, directed by Tex Avery and released with the movie Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case 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. It is one of Avery's most popular cartoons, inspiring several of his own "sequel" shorts as well as influencing other cartoons and feature films for years afterward.
- [Opening lines, after quick musical introduction and opening credits]
- Narrator: Good evening, kiddies. Once upon a time, Little Red Riding Hood was skipping through the woods. She was going to her grandmother's house to take grandma a basket of nice goodies. But waiting in the woods was a mean old wolf ready to pounce upon poor Little Red Riding Hood.
- Wolf: Oh, stop it! "Waiting in the woods was the mean old wolf ready to pounce on poor Red Riding Hood." I'm fed up with that sissy stuff. It's the same old story over and over. If you can't do this thing a new way, Bud, I quit!
- [Little Red Riding Hood throws her basket, to the ground angrily]
- Red: Me too. Every cartoon studio in Hollywood has done it this way.
- Grandma: Yes, I'm plenty sick of it myself.
- [All three start complaining at the same time]
- Grandma: ...The man smells!
- Narrator: Ok! Ok! Alright! We'll do the story a new way!