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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Computer Animation

Reviewed In Issue 108 (May 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

The Voice Talents Of Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, Jim Belushi, Patrick Warburton, Anthony Anderson, David Ogden Stiers, Xzibit, Chazz Palminteri, Andy Dick, Cory Edwards & Benjy Gaither

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include five deleted and extended scenes, including a storyboard, with optional commentary by writer/director Cory Edwards; feature commentary by writer/director Cory Edwards, writer/co-director Tony Leech, and writer/co-director Todd Edwards; the "Critters Have Feelings' music video; a 13-minute featurette "How To Make An Animated Film"; and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): The Weinstein Company
(Catalog Number): 79109
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

For some mild action and thematic elements
(Retail Price): $19.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 81
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/02/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Cory Edwards
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When the cops are called to Granny's house in the woods looking for a bandit, they arrive only to discover that they have four suspects and four different stories. The innocent Little Red Riding Hood (Hathaway) may not be so innocent, the Big Bad Wolf (Warburton) may not be so bad, the Woodsman (Belushi) can barely cut down a tree, and the sweet little goody maker Granny (Close) may not be so sweet. So, who is the real bad guy, and who has "Hoodwinked" the others? And, more importantly, will they all live Happily Ever After? (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced computer animated imagery on this 1.78:1 DVD looks fantastic. Colors are vibrant and richly saturated throughout, with excellent delineation and shading. The picture is sharp and detailed with superb dimension and textures. Compression is first-rate, with no obtrusive pixelization. Only occasionally are minor edge halos noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)

When looking for a bass-intensive DVD soundtrack, an animated film about Little Red Riding Hood probably would not be the first place you would look, but the Dolby

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