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Important characters in the two Hoodwinked movies. WARNING: Unmarked spoilers ahead.

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Red Puckett

Voiced by: Anne Hathaway (first film) and Hayden Panettiere (second film)

Red Puckett is a teenage girl and the most important of the six protagonist characters. She claims to get her name from the red hooded cloak she wears. In the first movie, she is the first of the four suspects to be interviewed by Flippers.

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  • Action Girl: Oh HELL yes.
  • Aside Glance: Multiple examples throughout her story in the first movie.
    • When she throws a magazine over the side of her treehouse and causes a car to crash into a tree. At the sound of the crash, she blinks and gives a startled look at the camera.
    • When she is retrieving Granny's recipe book from the vault, the woodpecker asks her, "Are they gonna get your recipes?" Red turns and says "Not today," to the bird. The camera is positioned in such a way that it looks like she is speaking to the camera.
    • When Japeth denies having just spoken normally, she gives a dissatisfied look to the camera.
  • Bare Your Midriff: To a minimal extent, her shirt doesn't entirely cover her stomach.
  • Berserk Button: Whatever you do, do not degrade her of being a little girl or even insult her Granny. If you do ANY of those, then prepare yourself for a beatdown (as an arrogant bridge troll learned the hard way).
  • Bound and Gagged: In Boingo's cable car in the first one. At a couple of instances in the second movie as well.
  • Brick Joke: Red's story is the setup for a couple of these. For instance, during "Be Prepared" while in the mine cart, Red is nearly collected by an avalanche that turns out to have been started by Granny.
  • Broken Pedestal: Red does not really like it when she discovers Granny has hidden her own double life as an extreme sports athlete from her.
  • Cassandra Truth: Sort of. When Red calls Granny from Japeth's shack, Granny slips on something and emits a yell in pain, causing Red to figure something's wrong, so when the call hangs up:
    Red Puckett: Mr. Goat, my granny's in trouble! I've got to find a way around the mountain, fast!
    Japeth: [singing] Well you came to the right goat! [pops off his rocking horns]
    Red Puckett: Oh, good! More singing....
  • Crazy-Prepared: Even though Red could not have anticipated the encounter with the Wolf after she falls from the cable car, for some odd reason, she carries a can of "Wolf-Away Spray".
  • Cute Bruiser: As the Big Bad Wolf finds out the hard way.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has a lot of witty lines.
  • Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting: Red is a black belt.
  • Flat "What": Gives one when she sees Japeth with helicopter horns. She gives a Big "WHAT?!" when the Wolf is revealed to be a reporter.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Besides the Wolf-Away bit, there's the text of that magazine Red is reading in the treehouse, and a foreshadow to the reveal that Boingo is the bandit - he tries grabbing for her basket at the moment she slips from the cable car and falls.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Parodied. Creatures in the forest all greet Red by first name, Boingo and others included, when they see her. According to Flippers, the only crime Red has ever committed has been flying a swarm of hummingbirds over a river without a license. The Wolf is seen observing that bit of "Great Big World" from a bush, and comments, "Whoa! Creepy!" Red would be a full version of this trope if not for the fact that in the Wolf's story, there's a scene where she viciously beats him up, which in Red's defense would be reasonable self-defense since she thinks he's trying to kill her.
  • Funny Background Event: When Red is in the treehouse, she throws her magazine away in exasperation. It lands on a passing car, startling the driver, who drives right into a tree. Before impact, the scene cuts to a close-up of Red's face. You can see her freeze up and give a startled glance to the camera while a tree can be seen shaking in the distance.
  • The Hero: She is the main heroine of the Hoodwinked story.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Some say that Red's face, to some extent, bears some of Anne Hathaway's face qualities.
  • "I Want" Song: "Great Big World".
  • Ironic Echo: In two consecutive scenes.
    • When calling Granny at the roadside payphone:
      Granny Puckett: A trip up the mountain is too dangerous for a little girl.
      Red Puckett: I'm not so little anymore!
    • In the very next scene, when Red is in the treehouse:
      Woodpecker: Are you going somewhere far away?
      Red Puckett: No, the world is too dangerous for me! [Throws her arms up in the air, exasperated, and unwittingly tosses her magazine... onto a passing car's windshield]
  • Ironic Echo Cut: Gets one in her first call with Granny.
    Red Puckett: [voiceover] With the Goodie Bandit on the loose, recipes were becoming an endangered species. I decided to call Granny. If anyone would know what to do, she would.
    [Cuts to Granny sewing while on the phone]
    Granny Puckett: I don't know what to do. I'm just a tired old lady.
    Red Puckett: Your recipes are the most famous in the whole forest, Granny! What if they get swiped? It could wipe you out! Maybe I should bring you the recipe book, just for safekeeping!
  • Jump Scare: Twice in her retelling of the first encounter with the Wolf.
  • Little Red Fighting Hood: There's a reason why there's a picture at Granny's house of Red in a martial arts uniform, with the caption "Red Puckett: Forest Regional Karate Champion".
  • MacGuffin Delivery Service: Red transporting her granny's recipe book is the basis for her story.
  • Meaningful Name: Lampshaded:
    Red Puckett: They call me "Red" because of this red hood I wear.
    Nicky Flippers: What about when you're not wearing it? (beat)
    Red Puckett: (quietly) I usually wear it.
  • Medium Awareness: When Red is singing "Great Big World", depending on your perspective, she may be singing to herself, to the creatures she passes, to the police detectives who are interviewing her, or to the camera.
  • No Flow in CGI: The directors went for a Stop Motion look and feel in order to justify this inevitability. Red only has four fingers and the likeness of a doll.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: Has one episode confronting Boingo at the end. When she arrives at the top tram terminal, Red is still hanging on to the side of the car and watching Boingo and Dolph. They start walking away. She is not seen again until Boingo tells Dolph, "You ask yourself, 'Where do I see me in five years?'" and she replies, "How about behind bars?" at which point we see Red now standing at the bottom of the ramp, despite us not seeing her walking over from where she was hiding a moment earlier.
  • Oh, Crap!: Several moments for Red. Namely, her reaction to the Wolf unmasking himself, for one. Then there's her reaction during the treehouse scene to a glass window being shattered, which leads her to discover the break-in at Granny's store. Also, her face right before the mine cart crashes at the end of "Be Prepared".
  • Only Sane Man: Red is this during the entire mine cart scene with Japeth.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: When introducing herself to Flippers, Red says she pretty much always wears her red cloak/cape thing. After her Broken Pedestal moment with Granny, she removes it. She is not seen wearing it again until when Granny uses it during the tramway rescue.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Red escapes from the Wolf by handing her hooded cloak off to some hummingbirds, who fly it away. The Wolf takes the bait and chases it off a cliff into a river. This despite the fact that the Wolf's retelling of the scene shows him chasing Red's cloak, and from his POV, you can clearly see there are no legs under it, nor is it imitating the motions of a running person.
  • Pensieve Flashback: When Red retells the confrontation with the Wolf at Granny's house to Flippers, he tries to trick her and asks if Kirk burst in right after the "what big facial qualities" bit. Immediately, the scene cuts to that part of the meeting. Red is on the opposite side of the Wolf and Granny from wear she is in the original scene, and has her hands out in a brace position when Kirk comes in. After a few seconds of the Wolf reacting, Red waves her hands and says, "No! No! Not yet!" and all of the on-screen action freezes in time. With a dismissing wave of her hand, the scene rewinds. A second later:
    Nicky Flippers: And then the Axeman Cometh?
    Red Puckett: You got it.
    (Inside the flashback, Kirk bursts through the window)
    Red Puckett: Only, he was screaming.
    Kirk: [weakly] Aargh? [Red glares at him]
    Red Puckett: Like a maniac!
  • Skirt over Slacks: In the first movie, Red wears a blue skirt over blue jeans. In the second movie, she ditches the skirt. Justified, because anyone who has lived or hiked in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Montana or Wyoming (where the high alpine environments and vegetation are similar to the settings of the movie) knows that it's a good idea to wear pants to protect your knees from mosquito bites or avoid scraping your knees on rocks. Red obviously knows this.
  • Slow-Motion Pass-By: Red gives a very disgusted Death Glare at the Wolf as she leaves from her questioning and passes him, on the way to his questioning. Topped with an overdone dramatic soundtrack.
  • Uncomfortable Elevator Moment: Lampshaded wonderfully by Stork when Red finds out that Granny is living a secret life as an extreme sports athlete:
    Granny Puckett: Honey, don't look at your granny like that.
    Red Puckett: I'm sorry, I thought you were Triple G! Or are you the Bandit?
    Det. Bill Stork: Awkward! [awkwardly side-steps out of the room]
    Granny Puckett: You're being ridiculous, Red.
    Red Puckett: I'm being ridiculous?! You're off living... La Vida Loca, risking your life for some dumb thrills! And I'm supposed to stay home and be your happy little delivery girl?!
    Tommy: I have a...
    Nicky Flippers: Coffee break, anyone?
    Chief Grizzly: Uh, yeah. [Everyone files out except for Red and Granny]
    Det. Bill Stork: Who's got my keys?
    Raccoon Jerry: You think Granny would mind if I went through her garbage?
    Chief Grizzly: Excuse us.
    [Everyone exits, leaving Granny alone with Red]
  • Waif-Fu: Red is a proficient martial artist (she's a black belt and the region champion, and even has a photo of herself in a martial arts uniform on the wall in Granny's house). Too bad her moves are ineffective against rabbit ears.
  • Was It All a Lie?: Red found out about her Granny's double life. She felt betrayed because Granny never lets her do anything. Granny thought Red was happy and it was important that she deliver her goodies as their ancestors had done. Granny realized she deserves more in life.

Granny Puckett

Voiced by: Glenn Close

  • Cool Old Lady: Her age does not stop her from participating in extreme sports.
  • Given Name Reveal: Her first name is revealed to be Abigail in the sequel.
  • Never Mess with Granny: She easily takes down the extreme team backed by Boingo.
  • Nice Girl: She is not your typical granny, but she is still sweet, loving, and kind.
  • Obfuscating Insanity: Being middle-aged, she pretends to be eccentric around Red. Because of this, her "What? Who's there?" is interpreted as her being her eccentric self by Red.

Kirk Kirkkendall

Voiced by: Jim Belushi

  • Alliterative Name: Kirk Kirkkendall.
  • The Big Guy: Interestingly enough, Flippers points this out when he accuses him of being the Goody Bandit.
  • Demoted to Extra: Shows up much later and does much less in the second film.

Wolf W. Wolf


Voiced by: Cory Edwards

  • Evil-Detecting Dog: More like Evil-Detecting Squirrel. Between the protagonists, Twitchy is the only one who seems to think there's more to Boingo then meets the eye judging by the suspicious look he was giving Boingo when he spoke to him and wolf.
  • Keet: He's extremely excitable. It gets even worse when he tries coffee for the first time.
  • Motor Mouth: Talks so ridiculously quickly that the police need to use a tape recorder to understand him. Averted in the sequel, in which he speaks at a normal speed, but still at a chipmunked pitch.
  • The Unintelligible: Speaks so fast it's hard to understand him. The police have to use a tape recorder and slow it down to hear what he's saying. Again, averted in the sequel, in which he speaks at a normal speed.

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Nicky Flippers


Voiced by: Benjy Gaither

Japeth is a blind mountain goat. He has a Dixie accent. He lives in an old Pecos Mining Company mine shack high up in the mountains. He was cursed 37 years ago by a mountain witch with a spell that renders him only capable of singing.

Provides examples of:

  • Brick Joke: After "Be Prepared", Japeth isn't seen again. But then at the end, when Red, the Wolf, Granny and Twitchy are at the outdoor bar:
    The Wolf: So, how 'bout that new delivery system?
    Red Puckett: Well, it beats riding a bike, that's for sure.
    [Cuts to Japeth riding a mine cart filled with food]
    Japeth: [to the "Be Prepared" melody] Oh I've got horns to hold the muffins, and I've got horns to hold the pies...
  • Butt-Monkey: Repeatedly in the second film. And always foreshadowed in song.
  • Casual Danger Dialogue: Or lyrics, for that matter. During Red's mine cart ride, when the avalanche hits, Japeth goes "Ohhhhh an avalanche is coming and I do not feel prepared / It's running like a mountain lion, I must say that I'm scared / But if not for the witch's spell you'd hear just how I scream / But since I'm only singing I'll just yodel 'til we're creamed!"
  • The Chew Toy: In the second film.
  • Crazy-Prepared: "Be Prepared" should be considered a medley of this, as he showcases to Red all of his horn sets that he has made himself to prepare himself for anything. After the mine cart he and Red are in goes airborne, he escapes with a pair of horns fitted with helicopter rotors. Red is rather shocked to see this.
  • Cursed With Awesome: Japeth says he can't speak, only sing. Possibly the best song in the whole film. Circumvented by Rule of Funny when Red shows up at Japeth's shack and finds him rocking on the front porch:
    Red Puckett: I'm looking for Granny Puckett's house?
    Japeth the Goat: [singing] Graaaaaaaanneeee Puckeeeet...
    Red Puckett: Could you stop singing for one moment?
    Japeth the Goat: [singing] No I can't, I wish I could, but a mountain witch done put a spell on me, 37 years agoooooooo, and now I gotta sing every thing I saaaaaaaaayyyyyy...
    Red Puckett: Everything?
    Japeth the Goat: [speaking] That's right.
    Red Puckett: You just talked! Just now!
    Japeth the Goat: Oh, did I? [singing] Did I? Dididididodadidididoooo...
    [Red gives an annoyed Aside Glance to the camera]
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus:
    • Japeth has a map of the mine tunnel system hanging on a wall in his shack. When Red is taking a look at the map, you'll see places with names like Puckett Grove, Sam Hill, Kanbar Kanyon, Murphy's Low, Boulderdash, the Blue Yonder, Beehive, and Old Man's Cave (this last one is kind of hard to tell because Red's head is partially blocking it from view). Also there is a marker for a water tower and a misspelled "You are here" point marker.
    • Freeze frames are necessary to get all of the Swiss Army Horns that Japeth uses during "Be Prepared". You'll notice that one set of his antlers is apparently a campfire set with hot dogs and s'mores on the ends, for instance. Even a Mohawk style is saying a lot.
  • Heli-Critter: The helicopter horns he uses to escape from the mine cart, Played for Laughs. Red escapes the mine cart in a more improvised method - she turns her hooded cloak into a parachute.
  • Implausible Deniability: Japeth can only sing everything he says:
    Red Puckett: [unimpressed] Everything?
    Japeth: [speaking] That's right.
    Red Puckett: You just talked! Just now!
  • Mine Cart Madness: Japeth's system of mine carts. Later harnessed for speedy pastry delivery (though it's not explained if it caught on quickly, given that the section of track accidentally destroyed by Twitchy would need to be rebuilt).
  • Noodle Incident: Whatever he was cursed by a mountain witch 37 years ago for (assuming he is actually being truthful about that).
  • Rule of Funny: Japeth's horns, which include a set with garden tools and a set that gives him a Mohawk Indian appearance.
  • Running Gag: Getting injured in the second film.
  • Shout-Out: The sign over Japeth's shack (visible when Red is walking up the hill to the front porch) reads "Pecos Mining Co.", a clear reference to the mythical American cowboy Pecos Bill. The "Outpost 23" sign is not related.
  • Swiss Army Appendage: For Japeth, horns, of all possibilities, as much as Red gets annoyed with his inability to stop singing about them. He is prepared, with sets that have: bottle openers, keychains, built-in TV remotes (though if he gets good reception up in the mountains is anyone's guess), jar openers, wigs, a set that functions as a coat rack for his other sets, garden tools, clothesline, the ability to cook s'mores and weiners, even a set that lets him FLY.
  • Uncertain Doom: The second film ends with his head about to get run over by a car.
  • Worth It: In the second film, when he realizes he's probably going to die, he smashes his banjo and starts singing "Vesti la giubba".



Voiced by: Andy Dick

  • Killer Rabbit: You see this cute bunny? Well, don't be fooled. He is the villain of the movie.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Big time.
  • Mood-Swinger: At one point, he goes from screaming to laughing to crying in under seven seconds.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's a small bunny, but is easily able to overpower Action Girl Red.
  • Recurring Extra: Having a minor role in every single character's story is the biggest sign that he had something to do with them.
  • The Sociopath: He doesn't care if anyone gets hurt if he tries to put up his "Boingo Snax" or his very ambitious franchise expansion plans if "phase three" is anything to go by.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Carrot crumpets.
  • Villain Song: "Top of the Woods".

Hansel and Gretel

Voiced by: Bill Hader & Amy Poehler respectively

Two children who serve as the main antagonists of Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil. They join forces with the witch Verushka Van Vine, in order to steal a secret truffle recipe.

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  • Xanatos Speed Chess: (Plan A) Use themselves as extortion material in order to acquire the super-truffle recipe from Abigail. (Flaw) Abigail escapes. (Plan B) Lure her into a trap and extract the recipe by force. (Flaw) Red locates the hideout and 'requests' backup. (Plan C) Tap Red's phone to locate the HEA agency's headquarters and storm them with the small army of pigs they hired before the film even started. (Flaw) Wolf and Twitchy survive, rescue red and raid the villainous lair with a troupe of Kung-fu yodellers; while Abigail still refuses to cooperate. (Plan D) Use their 'kidnapped toddler' façade one last time, to capture Wolf and Twitchy and trick Red into completing the recipe for them; enabling them to double-cross Verushka. (Flaw) The heroes fight them and steal the super-truffles back from them. (Plan E) Manipulate Red into attacking them on her own and taking the truffles back from her by force...if it wasn't for Wolf's Batman Gambit, they would have won.


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