We once had an English teacher who told us the “true” story of Little Red Riding Hood. He said two versions of the fairytale existed. One for kids under 14, and the other for kids ages 14 and up (if you get what I mean). At the time we were all between 13 and 14, and interested in these kinds of topics. And so we students of the 4A (in 2006/2007) at the BG/BRG Judenburg, a college preparatory school, decided to make a cartoon about the “true” story of Little Red Riding Hood (with so-called mature content).
The idea was born. But every beginning is difficult. We took our idea to the art teacher we had at the time and told him about it. The same day we began making the first drawings and developing the idea further. Time seemed to fly and after one school year our film about Little Red Riding Hood was edited, synchronized and ready for viewing. But before we could agree on a date that would work for the premiere, the school year was over. What’s more, many students from 4A changed schools. So that was another reason why our film about Little Red Riding Hood was forgotten about for a time. It was not until later that we submitted the cartoon to the Prix Ars Electronica. And now we’ve proof: work on this film was indeed worth it!