There’s an all-new spin to the quaint Red Riding Hood story in this sequel, Red (Hayden Panettiere) is shown training with a secret group only known as the Sisters of the Hood when she gets an urgent call from Nicky Flippers (David Ogden Stiers), who returns in this series as head of the HEA or the super-secret Happily Ever After Agency. The Wicked Witch (Joan Cusack) has struck again and this time she has abducted two innocent children in Hoodlandia, the cuddly pair of Hansel (Bill Hader) and Gretel (Amy Poehler). Red had to cut her training short because Nicky desperately needs her in the search-and-rescue operation.
You may pursue the search part of the mission single-handedly, but the rescue needs many hands to be successful. This sequel will flop if the original “Hoodwinked “ gang can’t come to her rescue. And come they did! Led by the fearless Granny (Glenn Close) who has learned martial arts on her own, the rest of the gang, including the ever-clueless Wolf (Patrick Warburton) and his hyper-active little partner, Twitchy (Cory Edwards), join Red to wage a thoroughly modern forest warfare against evil.
While many of us who have grown with the classic book version are struggling to learn technology, it’s heartening to learn that these lovely forest denizens in ToonLand are so computer savvy.
It’s the first time in my life to Watch HOODWINKED TOO! HOOD VS. EVIL Online and be pleasurably hooked.