WMG / Hoodwinked

Japeth the Goat is a secret agent
He works for that Happily Ever After Agency that Twitchy talked about.

The evidence: he's Crazy-Prepared for anything, including a quick getaway route; he's faking an eccentric facade (it slips once at the very beginning); and he's the only minor character from the first movie to get a role in the second.

Soul Jars or past-changing time travel (or soul jars in the form of past-changing Save Points) exist in the continuity of Hoodwinked.
"...unless you've got a spare, you've only got one life to live so always be prepared". Out of context, and possibly in context, it sounds like Japeth was singing about a literal spare life, as in a Soul Jar that uses an extra soul instead of keeping your only one safe from harm. However, in context it makes more sense the way a video game character or a time traveler has extra lives, in that they have a "do-over".

The Pucket family are deescendants of Those Who Came Before from the Assassin'sCreed series
This explains how young girls and old grannies can be a Black Belt and a top league extreme sports athlete respectively

In the sequel...
Okay, we have two little kids named Hansel and Gretel who tried to eat an old witch's house of gingerbread. She ties them up and presumably holds them hostage. There's Three Little Pigs that the cause mayhem and use explosives and weapons on the heroes from the first movie. Now, considering how the first movie went... The Three Little Piggies are a terrorist squad of some sort working for Hansel and Gretel. The evil witch is actually an undercover cop of some sort, or otherwise a paranoid baker who the evil siblings want to steal something important from, similar to Boingo.
  • That looks likely...I know Trailers Always Lie, but one commercial shows the siblings with rather devious expressions, with Hansel shouting "You've been hoodwinked!" ...and then Gretel adds "Two!"
    • Were they in a room full of monitors? I just saw that trailer a few minutes ago. I immediately pointed at it and started screaming I Knew It!.
  • Your guess about the pigs is correct, but the part about the witch has been Jossed.

At some point, Red and Wolf will hook up.
  • Yeah, my shipper goggles appear at the strangest of times. In the first movie, during the scene in the woods, it just seemed so obvious to me that Red had something of a crush on Wolf. In the second movie, Red still looked the same, but there were a lot of subtle implications she was now an older teenager or a young adult and Wolf was definitely crushing on her. Granny and Twitchy seemed to be playing Shippers on Deck. Whether others consider this a Crack Pairing or not, I stand by my ship, and if there's a Hoodwinked 3 and they don't end up an Official Couple, I'm calling shenanigans.

The film takes place somewhere in Colorado or Wyoming
The environments of the film seem to remind me of trips I've taken into the Rocky Mountains (this troper lives in Colorado). The vistas of snow-capped peaks in the distance during Red's treehouse scene almost bear a striking resemblance to views I've seen of the mountains around Yellowstone National Park. And mountain views like one that is a background shot when Red is approaching Japeth's shack remind me of the areas around Vail Pass in Colorado.

Wolf is from Zootopia
Because why not. He even wears pants and doesn't wear any shoes like most Zootopians.

The dialogue in the characters' retellings is a blur of both what really happened and their police questionings
This expands on The Rashomon used to retell the stories in the first place. Similar to The Usual Suspects, we know some of the stories omit details that are present in others (like Red's version not having her karate-beatdown on the Wolf). And some of the dialogue seems a little unnatural. Therefore, it strikes me that the dialogue in the retellings is not necessarily what they actually said, and rather is what they say to Flippers in their interviews.

Some examples:
  • The Wolf suddenly freezing in mid-air upon realizing Red had tricked him, saying "OK, not good," then falling into the river. Most likely, what actually happened was what we heard offscreen in Red's story. He runs past the tree, then there's a scream and a splash. So most likely the Wolf didn't grab Red's cloak, and "OK, not good" was what he was thinking. With the interview dialogue going like:
    The Wolf: ....So after I recover, I try to run the same direction she fled in. I catch her hooded cloak up ahead. I run after it, seeing if I can stop her. I leap out to grab it, but a split second later, I realized, "OK, not good. This a cliff." Next thing I know, I was falling to the river below and almost certain death. It was a miracle the water didn't kill me.
  • Similarly, the Wolf's dialogue about Boingo's advice being worthless since he wrote the directions down on an Easter egg probably wasn't said out loud. That probably was something he said in his interview, something like:
    "...It was when we found ourselves in a partially flooded cave that we realized, that bunny was worthless. Not to mention he wrote the directions on an Easter Egg, which was very hard to read. Yeah, Twitchy and I, we decided that bunny was probably a crook of his own kind. He clearly was trying to lead us off-course for whatever reason."
  • Similarly, some of Red's conversations probably went on a bit differently. For instance, the dialogue in the treehouse we saw was probably the Cliff Notes of a much longer conversation. So what Red says to the bird is probably just her summing up the conversation for Flippers, so the actual conversation probably went on longer (like "Look, that's just wishful thinking. If I had your wings, I'd fly all the way past these mountains, and the ones beyond them. But I'm just a kid. Granny wouldn't approve.")
  • The Wolf's and Red's conversation has identical dialogue for the most part, so the conversation probably all went down as Red's version went, dialogue and everything. The Wolf may have even had his tape recorder on, pretty much confirming what was said on the record.

Red had figured out Boingo's complicity long before the rest of the characters did
How could Red know Boingo was the bandit when she wasn't there when Flippers drew it out for the cops, the Wolf, Granny, and Kirk? There's a few hints dropped throughout the interrogations that suggest Red put it together earlier.
  • When she falls out of the cable car, Boingo's got this angry scowl on his face as he looks down. Part of Red could've thought "Boingo had to have opened the doors."
  • At the start of the Wolf's interview, Red's standing in the doorway, and the fact that she's standing there at the end of that interview suggests she was sitting in, maybe out of distrust of the Wolf or whatever. As a result, when the Wolf is describing how Boingo gave him and Twitchy bad directions for a "shortcut", Red connected that with the earlier point.

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