Little Red Rodent Hood
Merrie Melodies (Sylvester) series
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Directed by I. Freleng
Story by Warren Foster
Voices by Mel Blanc
Bea Benaderet
Music by Carl Stalling
Animation by Arthur Davis
Manuel Perez
Ken Champin
Virgil Ross
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date(s) 1952 (USA)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 6 minutes
Language English

Little Red Rodent Hood is a 1952 animated short featuring Sylvester in parody of Little Red Riding Hood.


A grandmother mouse is telling her granddaughter a bedtime story, and so tells of Little Red Riding Hood (with the mouse as Riding Hood), and her visit to Grandma's House, unaware that the wolf (Sylvester) is watching her. He takes a shortcut to Grandma's, only to find four others already there, who he forces out. Red comes along, and he speaks his cue line, ("The better to eat you with") starting the chase.

He pursues Red down the staircase, only to be propelled further than intended by a stick of butter. Sylvester then decides to blow the house up with dynamite, but accidentally sticks it into Hector's mouth, who then sticks it in the cat's mouth until it blows up. Sylvester next disguises himself as Red's fairy godmother, attempting to electrocute Red with a rigged wand. Sylvester's incantation is "ragg mopp" in reference to the 1950 pop song Rag Mop by The Ames Brothers. However, Hector unplugs the power so that it doesn't work. Sylvester wonders if the wand is faulty ("What's this? Must've blown a fuse or somethin'") but Red simply tells him that nothing had happened ("It's a fake; nothing happens"). Hector then plugs it back in just as Sylvester tests it on himself ("Whaddya mean, nothin' happened?")

The mouse then tries to go outside, but is trapped once again. Underneath a cup, Sylvester watches as the mouse prepares something, revealed to be a miniature tank that packs a punch. He then traps the mouse by its hole. The grandmother describes how, to save herself, the mouse threw a stick of dynamite out, doing so to demonstrate. The mouse claims that it must have blown the cat up, to which Sylvester replies, "You're not just whistling dixie, brother!"


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