In 1995 director Steve Moore was approached by the folks at Disney TV Animation to make a "Fractured Fairy Tales type of short" and they were willing to give him stylistic free rein. Redux Riding Hood secured a great script from star sitcom writer Dan O'Shannon about a wolf (voiced by Seinfeld's Michael Richards) who five years after the Little Red Riding Hood incident, laments his biggest failure in life: letting the rouge-cloaked girl get away. He becomes obsessed with the mishap, and it starts to ruin his marriage (to a sheep voiced by Mia Farrow). Eventually he builds a time machine to travel back to the fateful moment at granny's house.
The short was nominated for an Academy Award in 1997, and it's easy to see why. Lacey Chabert, Adam West, Fabio, June Foray, Don Rickles
, and Jamie Thomason
make up the rest of the colorful vocal cast. Moore brought on jazz maestro Bennie Wallace, recording a lively soundtrack improv at Capitol Records in Hollywood, at Sinatra's former stage. You can catch up with the nitty gritty of Moore's production story on his blog
, but we've shared his Redux Riding Hood
below — and it hasn't been seen in 15 years. The short is a great throwback to classic animation, fit with a manic, modern edge. [via Slashfilm