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->''"Something New Has Been Added"''
-->--'''The ''second'' title card'''

'''''Red Hot Riding Hood''''' is an animated cartoon short subject, directed by Creator/TexAvery and released on May 8, [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1943]] by MetroGoldwynMayer. It is one of Avery's [[MagnumOpus most popular cartoons]], inspiring several of his own "sequel" shorts (which really were just shorts with a similar plot and the same characters, though notably Droopy was involved with many of the other shorts Wolfie and Red appear in) as well as influencing other cartoons and feature films for years afterward.

The story begins as a typical [[TastesLikeDiabetes cutesy]] [[DisneyFication retelling]] of "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood"--that is, [[NoFourthWall until the Big Bad Wolf and even Red and her Grandma become annoyed at the narrator]] [[AnimatedActors and complain about how stale and overused the premise is, thus demanding a new take on the story]]. The narrator finally gives in to their demands-cue the ''second'' title card quoted above.

The cartoon then takes us to Hollywood, where the Big Bad Wolf is now a womanizer who frequents night clubs, Red is now an [[MsFanservice incredibly attractive]] singer and dancer, and her Granny is a hotel/implied brothel owner and an (apparently) oversexed AbhorrentAdmirer of Wolfie once she sees him. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity does indeed ensue from there.]]

The follow-up shorts to "Red Hot Riding Hood" were as follows:
* "Swing Shift Cinderella" (1945) -- Very much like the first short, only of course, based on Cinderella.
* "The Shooting of Dan [=McGoo=]" (1945) -- A cartoon version of Robert Service's poem "[=The Shooting of Dan McGrew=]", which features Droopy.
* "Wild and Woolfy" (1945) -- A Western-themed short, also featuring Droopy.
* "Uncle Tom's Cabaña" (1947) -- An adaptation of ''UncleTomsCabin'' which featured Red. Wolfie doesn't appear, as here he is replaced by Simon [=LeGreedy=]. [[ValuesDissonance It's not often shown anywhere in the United States.]]
* "Little Rural Riding Hood" (1949) -- Essentially had a CityMouse[=/=]CountryMouse plot, with a hillbilly wolf and a sophisticated urban wolf.

An IndianMaiden {{Expy}} of Red also makes a cameo at the end of the Tex Avery short "Big Heel-Watha" (1944). Red is a prominent character in the 2010 direct-to-video film ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry Meet Sherlock Holmes'', while Wolfie and the two wolves from "Little Rural Riding Hood" make cameos.
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!!This short contains examples of:

* AbhorrentAdmirer: Granny is just as attracted to Wolfie as he is to Red.
* AbsurdlyLongLimousine: While not a usual stretch limousine, Wolfie drives a car with an absurdly long ''hood'' that takes quite a while to pass the viewer.
* AllMenArePerverts
* AllWomenAreLustful: At least Granny is.
* BaitAndSwitchCredits
* BigNo / SuddenlyShouting: Red rejects Wolfie very loudly this way, [[LarynxDissonance and in a man's voice.]] Before shouting, she speaks softly and sweetly.
* TheCatCameBack: When Granny chases after Wolfie, he just doesn't seem able to get away from her.
* TheChanteuse: Red
* DamselInDistress: The shorts featuring Droopy tended to turn Red into this, in contrast to those without him, where she was perfectly capable of fending off the Wolf's advances herself.
* DirtyOldWoman: Granny
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Red's country counterpart in "Little Rural Riding Hood".
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Whenever Wolfie first sees Red, he jumps out of his chair and stiffens his whole body in mid-air horizontally, kind of like a... you know...
* DramaticCurtainToss
* DrivenToSuicide: At the end, Wolfie vows never to so much as look at another woman again while at the night club. The curtains are pulled back and he sees Red on stage again. He then shoots himself in the head, and his ''ghost'' begins to do wild takes.
* {{Expy}}: Gets one in ''TomAndJerryKids'' called Miss Vavoom.
* EyePop
* FakeOutOpening
* FollowThatCar: Wolfie tells a taxi driver to follow Red's car, and he does... without Wolfie inside the taxi.
* FracturedFairyTale
* {{Gainaxing}}: Prevalent on Red's ample bosom.
* GlamorousWartimeSinger: Red was based on these. In one of her later shorts, she does sing a song with a wartime theme.
* GravityIsAHarshMistress: After Wolfie jumps through the window to get away from Granny.
* GrassIsGreener: Not as a song per se, but in "Little Rural Riding Hood" the hick wolf is happy to chase hick Red until he sees what he's missing in the city. [[spoiler: And City Wolf, who seems coolly indifferent to City Red, flips for Rural Red!]]
* HandyFeet: In "Little Rural Riding Hood" Red's country counterpart has really big feet and uses them to open and close the front door.
* HelloNurse: Wolfie's reaction to Red, and Granny's reaction to him.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Well, at least wolves do.
* HotterAndSexier: ...and zanier too.
* TheHunterBecomesTheHunted: Grandma and the Wolf
* IKissYourHand: Wolfie does this while trying to sweet talk Red. It isn't effective.
* InteractiveNarrator
* LadyInRed: The singer/showgirl/stripper. She's even unofficially named Red, probably as much from her hair as her costume (which is white in several of the shorts). In any case her clothing certainly draws attention.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: For the Wolf and Grandma
* LostForever: Although [[ExecutiveMeddling the censors demanded the original ending to be changed]], it was said that the uncut version of the short was made but only sent off for the troops at war. Tex collected uncut versions of his cartoons, so it is clearly unknown whether it would ever turn up.
* MagicSkirt: [[ForegoneConclusion Averted]] after Red's BigNo, though her leg blocks the view.
* MediumAwareness: At the beginning Red Riding Hood complains that every cartoon studio in Hollywood has re-enacted "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood" the old-fashioned way.
* MsFanservice: Red
* NoGuyWantsToBeChased: Once the tables are turned on Wolfie and Granny is lusting after ''him'', he is terrified and does his best to run away, to no avail.
* NotSoDifferent: Through most of Little Rural Riding Hood, Wolfie's urbane cousin laments Wolfie's lack of self control around Red. He drives Wolfie back to the country, sees the country girl that was Wolfie's crush before Red, and... loses it exactly like Wolfie did over Red. Then Wolfie laments his cousin's lack of self control and sends him back to the city.
* PainPoweredLeap: Wolfie sticks Grandma in the butt with a needle and she jumps through the roof of her penthouse. The sticking is usually edited out when shown on television, so you just see Wolfie holding the needle and then it cuts straight to the jump.
* RevisedEnding: The short's original ending had Granny marrying the wolf at a ShotgunWedding (with a caricature of Tex Avery as the Justice of the Peace who marries them), and having the unhappy couple and their [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human half-wolf children]] attend Red's show. Granted, the ending they eventually settled on [[DrivenToSuicide wasn't exactly]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids kid-friendly, either]] (which is why it has been edited on TV).
* SexyBacklessOutfit: Red
* ShesGotLegs: Also Red
* ShoutOut:
** ''Film/TheMask'' contains quite a few shout-outs to this short in particular. The main character is even shown watching the short on TV, and he owns a Wolfie statuette.
** AndreNorton had a line in one of her books where a character reacts to an unexpected discovery by quoting the second title card.
** The line "Something new has been added" originally comes from a slogan for Old Gold cigarettes in the 1940s.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Grandma gets no special treatment and it's just as funny.
* SomethingElseAlsoRises: The Wolf's reactions to Red. In fact, most of them (like steam erupting from out of the Wolf's collar as he tugs at it) were considered too obscene to be shown by the Hays Office censors (by today's standards, the steam thing isn't that risqué).
* TakeThat: It wouldn't be the last time Tex took a jab at the cute and cuddly animation that was popular in the 1930s.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Granny keeps her keys here. Very much a FanDisservice.
* VisualPun: "Wolf" is old-timey slang for womanizer, which is what the Big Bad Wolf actually is.
* WartimeCartoon: The cartoon was originally made to entertain American troops.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: At the start of "Little Rural Riding Hood", Red's country counterpart is delivering a jug of moonshine to her grandma, but we never see any sign of her grandma.
* WildTake: To the point where this short by itself could very well be the TropeCodifier.
* WolfWhistle: Of course.
* WolverinePublicity: Due to Red's inherently appealing nature and popularity, her appearances on the {{Droopy}} DVD set are played up to where she is prominently displayed in much of the packaging, even though she only appears in ''two'' of the cartoons included on the set!
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