Red (animated character)

Red is an American animated character, created by Tex Avery, who appears in several MGM short films and Tom and Jerry films. She is a fictional nightclub singer and dancer who is usually making all men in the room crazy, especially a Wolf character who — in vain — tries to seduce and chase her. Red debuted in MGM's Red Hot Riding Hood (May 8, 1943), a modern-day variant of the fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood".[1]

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Red in the 1945 animated short Swing Shift Cinderella.
First appearance
Created byTex Avery
Voiced bySara Berner (1943–1945)
Connie Russell (1943; singing)
Imogene Lynn (1945; singing)
Teresa Ganzel (1990–1993)
Grey DeLisle (1996, 2010–present)
In-universe information

She appeared in seven animated shorts in the Golden age of American animation, and was revived to appear in many Hanna-Barbera TV cartoon series from the 1990s on.


List of AppearancesEdit

# Title Release Date Notes
1 Red Hot Riding Hood May 8, 1943 Red's debut.
2 Who Killed Who? June 19, 1943 Seen on the picture.
3 Big Heel-Watha October 21, 1944 In a Screwy Squirrel cartoon; as Minnie Hot-Cha.
4 The Shooting of Dan McGoo March 3, 1945 In a Droopy cartoon; reused animation from "Red Hot Riding Hood" (1943)
5 Swing Shift Cinderella August 25, 1945 As Cinderella
6 Wild and Woolfy November 3, 1945 In a Droopy cartoon
7 The Hick Chick June 15, 1946 As a nurse in the chicken form.
8 Uncle Tom's Cabaña July 19, 1947 As Little Eva
9 Little Rural Riding Hood September 17, 1949 The final Red cartoon; reused footage from Swing Shift Cinderella



Video gamesEdit


  • Wolf & Red (1995) (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Droopy (1995) (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Comics and Stories (1996) (Dark Horse Comics)



  1. ^ Red at Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Archived from the original on December 21, 2016.
  2. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television cartoon shows: an illustrated encyclopedia, 1949 through 2003. McFarland & Co. p. 289. ISBN 9780786422555.