- Director:Cory Edwards,Todd Edwards
- Writer:Cory Edwards,Todd Edwards
- Cast:Anne Hathaway,Glenn Close,Patrick Warburton
- Time:1h 20min
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Anne Hathaway||-||Red Puckett (voice)|
|Glenn Close||-||Granny (voice)|
|Jim Belushi||-||Kirk the Woodsman (voice)|
|Patrick Warburton||-||Wolf W. Wolf (voice)|
|Anthony Anderson||-||Detective Bill Stork (voice)|
|David Ogden Stiers||-||Nicky Flippers (voice)|
|Xzibit||-||Chief Grizzly (voice)|
|Chazz Palminteri||-||Woolworth (voice)|
|Andy Dick||-||Boingo (voice)|
|Cory Edwards||-||Twitchy (voice)|
|Benjy Gaither||-||Japeth the Goat (voice)|
|Ken Marino||-||Raccoon Jerry (voice)|
|Tom Kenny||-||Tommy (voice)|
|Preston Stutzman||-||Timmy (voice)|
|Tony Leech||-||Glen (voice)|
During production, Producer Sue Bea Montgomery showed little kids some concepts for the movie and watched the expressions on their faces. Since they especially liked the character of Japeth the Goat, they decided not to delete him, as they had initially planned.
Animated independently entirely in the Philippines.
The first encounter between Red and Wolf is told twice, using exactly the same dialogue, but the lighting is different to suggest the different viewpoints of the two characters.
The character of "The Wolf" seems to be patterned after Chevy Chase's "Fletch" character. He's an investigative reporter, uses disguises to get information and even his theme music is very much like what you hear in Fletch - Der Troublemaker (1985).
In Red's story, when she and Japeth are riding the mine cart, for a few frames, you can see Wolf and Twitchy riding past in a different mine cart. Later, in Wolf's story, while recounting the same time period, you can see Red and Japeth for a few frames in the background.
According to Todd Edwards at Anderson University's Chapel, this is the first fully independently-funded computer-animated feature film.
After Kirk the Woodsman gets his call back, Tommy, the lizard director says, "I have to be in a circle wipe, across town." A circle wipe is an effect in television and cinematography in which an image appears as a dot in the center of the screen, then expands to full size while overlaying the preceding image. This is exactly how Tommy appears on the screen when talking to Kirk.
When asked what he does, the wolf, an investigative reporter replies, "I'm a shepherd". Investigative reporter "Fletch" (Chevy Chase) uses the same line.
One of the locations on the goat's map is Sam Hill, a common epithet, used especially when one is lost.
The newt director of the commercial is a satire of the Geico gecko.
Other locations on Japeth the Goat's map are Murky's Low, Boulderdash, Puckett Grove, and Kanbar Kanyon. Kanbar is the name of the production company that made the movie.
The Weinstein Company's first fully-animated feature.
During the interrogation, both Red and Wolf are offering different versions of the same story. Both insist they are innocent of wrongdoing, and both are wearing hoods (Wolf is wearing an athletic hoodie). Both their hoods are primary colors. In every way, they are in competition with each other.
The moles' costumes during the first song are a reference to The Village People.
The label on the spray can that Red uses on the wolf reads, "Wolf Away Spray".
On the Happy Yodelers poster it says "Tonite only, Sporthalen - Eskiltuna, Tisdag 29 oktober 19.00". This is Swedish. There is a town named Eskilstuna and they have a sporthall; tisdag means Tuesday.
Some of the text within the film's pop-up book, is actually that of Charles Perrault's version of the classic Little Red Riding Hood fairytale.
The line, "The Axeman cometh", is a reference to Eugene O'Neill's play, "The Iceman Cometh".
Went into production in the summer of 2002.
The picture of Red in her martial arts uniform reads, "Red Puckett: Forest Regional Karate Champion".
The "Boingonium" image is possibly a reference to Bink Video.
Jason Bateman were considered for the role of Nicky Flippers.
Tom Kenny, who voices one of the pigs, voiced the Big Bad Wolf in an episode of Grim & Evil (2001).
Cloris Leachman were considered for the role of Granny.
Drew Barrymore were considered for the role of Red Puckett.
Bill Murray were considered for the role of Kirk the Woodsman.
Patrick Stewart were considered for the role of Nicky Flippers.
Jack Black were considered for the role of Wolf W. Wolf.
Blair Underwood were considered for the role of Chief Grizzly.
Orlando Jones were considered for the role of Detective Bill Stork.
Nathaniel Parker were considered for the role of Boingo.
Maggie Smith were considered for the role of Granny.
Kristin Chenoweth were considered for the role of Red Puckett.
Will Arnett were considered for the role of Wolf W. Wolf.
Bradley Whitford were considered for the role of Detective Bill Stork.
Forest Whitaker were considered for the role of Chief Grizzly.
The ninth computer-animated film to be rated PG by the MPAA after Antz (1998), Dinosaur (2000), Shrek (2001), Ice Age (2002), Shark Tale (2004), The Incredibles (2004), Robots (2005), and Madagascar (2005).
During Wolf's story he knocks on Granny's door and says "Candygram", a reference to Chevy Chase's SNL shark character.
Tony Shalhoub were considered for the role of Kirk the Woodsman.
The scene where Boingo is admonishing his henchman, Keith, that his name isn't scary enough and he should change it to Boris, was not scripted. It was ad-libbed by Andy Dick while recording his lines. The dialogue is ironic because the names mean almost the same thing. Keith is Scottish-Gaelic and means, "from the battlefield". Boris is Slavic, and means, "battler, or, warrior".
During the scene when Mr. Flippers is explaining who the Bandit is, and Granny is signing Boingo's clipboard, on the other side is a list of things to do, which are: Take down Muffin Man, Ruin Red, Act cute & fuzzy, Steal Recipe Book!!, Send Wolf on goose chase, Pick up dry cleaning, Pay evil ski team, Pay gas bill, Call Mom, and Finish lair.
Boingo's chief henchman looks and talks like Arnold Schwarzenegger, but is named Dolph, a nod to Schwarzenegger's tough-guy competitor, Dolph Lundgren.
Boingo says that he was asked to join Mensa. The Mensa website reads, "...potential members must score within the top two percent of any approved standardized intelligence test". Using statistical averages, this means that Boingo's I.Q. is in the range of 140.
Granny's extreme sports name "Triple G" is a spoof of the Vin Diesel movie Triple X where he plays an extreme sports athlete with the nickname of "Triple X". The three G's she has tattooed onto the back of her neck, is a spoof of the three X's Xander has on his neck.
One of Japeth the goat's songs has the same rhythm and some lyrics as Johnny Cash's "To Beat the Devil".