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Totally Twisted Fairy Tales' Rarely Screened "Three Little Pigs" & Unreleased "Jack in the Beanstalk" (1997 Shorts)

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Redux Riding Hood

"Redux Riding Hood", the only Totally Twisted Fairy Tales short to have surfaced online.

Totally Twisted Fairy Tales was a set of four short/featurettes planned by Disney and MovieToons (although the first short "Redux Riding Hood" was a product of Walt Disney Television Animation) that were meant to be "Fractured Fairy Tale" takes on classic fairy tales. The idea behind it was that they would be making more adult shorts by combining Disney artists and high-quality writers and their takes on classic fairy tales. The shorts were as follows: "Redux Riding Hood" (based off of Red Riding Hood), "Three Little Pigs", "Jack in the Beanstalk" and a fourth cartoon that was never finalised.

The project ended up being a bit too weird for Disney, so only "Redux Riding Hood" and "Three Little Pigs" were ever released, as they were both shown to several animation festival showings but only  "Redux Riding Hood" later resurfaced online, being put up by Steve Moore on his blog. It's unknown if "Jack In the Beanstalk" was even finished, as very little info on the short has been made public.

According to Steve Moore "The Three Pigs" was centered around them doing a "Real World" episode, where they live in a loft and take in a wolf as a roommate in an attempt to be contemporary, open-minded pigs. The wolf is played by Harvey Fierstein, and he swears he's a vegan but comes out as a carnivore later. It was directed by Darrell Rooney, written by Rooney and Frank Conniff and has the running time of 20 minutes. Despite calling it hilarious, Steve Moore reportedly doesn't have a copy, though Jerry Beck did say that he'll see if he can find it.[1]

References

  1. cartoonbrew.com page on "Redux Riding Hood" in which Steve Moore posted a comment giving some insight into the "Three Little Pigs" short. Retrieved 24 Aug '13.

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