Hoodwinked!

2005

Animation / Comedy / Crime / Family / Musical / Mystery

109
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 55,535

Synopsis


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Director

Cast

Anne Hathaway as Grand High Witch
Glenn Close as Diary Readings
Patrick Warburton as Wolf W. Wolf
Tom Kenny as Caius Lucius
720p.BLU
746.85 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
PG
23.976 fps
80 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MattSteele 10 / 10 / 10

Stop dogging the animation

I'm annoyed at all the "know-it-alls" on these boards who are judging this film solely based on what they think they see in the trailer. One guy went so far as to say that it was shoddy script-writing. Let me just say this... I spend most of my time helping to make feature animation look really good... it's my job. I've been involved with some very slick looking films. However, no matter how good it looks, if it's not a good story, it's still a crappy film. Like the old saying goes: "you can polish a turd, but in the end all you're gonna have is a shiny turd." I've seen Hoodwinked. I can say from experience that the animation isn't the greatest, the deformations aren't the greatest and the general tech of the film isn't the greatest. There have been many "prettier" films to hit the silver screen. After all, this movie was made on a shoe-string budget by CG standards. Having said that, I fell in love with this movie after five minutes. The characters are endearing, the humor was fantastic and there's a level of originality and sophistication in the scriptwriting and storytelling that have not been seen before in the area of animation, not to mention a level of "cleanness" that is rare nowadays. And, I'm pretty sure that I'm not the only one who has this opinion... after all, Bob and Harvey Weinstein decided to distribute it. Go see the film... you won't be disappointed. -Matt Steele (edited for misspelling)

Reviewed by kidkosmic 7 / 10 / 10

Great on a Curve!

Hoodwinked is an ultra low budget affair compared to the average 3D CGI-animated film (it was shot for a reported 15 million vs 70 to 90 million for films like Finding Nemo or Shrek 2). If you want a fairer comparison in terms of animation quality, you'd have to look at something like Jimmy Neutron (30 million budget). What really made the animation work in terms of style is...the style. Hoodwinked almost looks like a revved up Rankin-Bass stop motion animated film in the vein of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Once you get absorbed in the world of Hoodwinked, you stop comparing it to Pixar and simply enjoy the magic little world the creators obviously put so much care into creating. And the film is indeed absorbing! It starts a little slow, but once the story picks up steam, it is non-stop fun. It's clear that the writers weren't going to let a lower budget stop them from writing a clever and often laugh-out-loud funny script. My kids, aged 12, 8, and 3, giggled throughout the film. Your kids will LOVE the squirrel, the granny, and the singing goat, and adults will pick up more culture references in terms of homage scenes (not in adult content) to pictures like Fletch, Kill Bill, and the Matrix. One thing comes across very clearly in Hoodwinked--love of the craft. So many seemingly throw away gags end up being very important to the story later on. Enjoy this little gem of an "indie" animated film, and imagine what these young guys could do with a bigger budget next time around!

Reviewed by sunk85 7 / 10 / 10

It's the inside that counts!

Lots of people bitch about the animation being pretty stone age in this film, and for a reason. Technically, "Hoodwinked" is far behind "Finding Nemo" or "Incredibles". However, if you look past the unpretty exterior, there is plenty of goodies to found inside. Hilarious punchlines and a clever script by far makes up for the lack of jaw-dropping animation. Actually, I found the outdated CGI to add another layer of quirkiness to this little flick! When comparing "Hoodwinked" to other recent releases in the genre, it comes out with flying colors. Where "Chicken Little" and "Valiant" fail, this one really excels! Dialogues are well written and full of treats that makes this one a movie to see more than once. And for once, I even enjoyed the musical numbers, catchy and well performed. It doesn't have any scenes that - like "Shark Tale" - fell plastic or numb, instead it's an 80 minute, twisting and turning roller-coaster that doesn't stop until the credits start rolling. All you have to to is buckle up, and enjoy the ride

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