Little Red Riding Hood, also called Lil' Red, is a character in the Shrek franchise.
Little Red Riding Hood is shown at the beginning of Shrek 2, coming to the gingerbread house (from Hansel and Gretel) and running away, screaming, leaving her basket behind after seeing Shrek and Fiona as ogres.
While not making a physical appearance, she was mentioned in several episodes. Most notably in "Big Bad Wolf Retires" and "Celebrity Fairytale Couples". The former has a code red being named after her; it is used to inform little girls to stay at their homes when wolves are on the loose. The latter reveals that Robin Hood had been spotted giving her some money he stole from the rich.
Video Game Appearances
Little Red's candy is stolen by the merrymen and asks Shrek to get her basket back. Unlike her other apperances, she as a much older look, more reminiscent of a young wench.
Little Red (now renamed Lil' Red) appears in Shrek 2 as a playable character. She's voiced by Tara Strong, and is portrayed as a sassy, altruistic, jolly, and intelligent softball pitcher. She is playable in "Spooky Forest", "Far Far Away", "Ogre Killer", "Fairy Godmother's" and "Prison Break", as well as the bonus game, "Ring Coliseum". Her special ability has her throw a rotten apple, which then explodes.
Lil' Red first appears in "Shrek's Swamp", where she asks Shrek, Donkey, Fiona and Gingerbread Man to throw chickens into the pot of soup she's making at Shrek's House. After the group helps her make the soup, she meets them at her Grandma's house. After Fiona gathers the blackbirds for Grandma's blackbird pie, Lil' Red decides to tag along with Shrek, Fiona and Donkey on their trip to Far Far Away, citing a softball game she has to attend there.
Lil' Red first appears as a playable character in "Spooky Forest", where she helps Shrek, Fiona and Donkey guide The Three Blind Mice through the forest, using her apples to ring bells and protect the mice from the nearby rats.
In "Far Far Away", Lil' Red works with Shrek, Donkey and Fiona to complete various odd jobs in Far Far Away.
In "Ogre Killer", Lil' Red teams up with Shrek, Donkey and Gingy to defeat Puss in Boots.
Lil' Red briefly appears in the opening cutscene of "Walking the Path", where it's revealed she had an appointment with the Fairy Godmother, at which point she leaves the party to head to the Potion Factory.
Lil' Red returns as a playable party member in "Fairy Godmother's", having obtained her potion. After Shrek bitterly admits that "Ogres don't get happily ever afters" and Donkey gives him the idea to go in and take a potion, Lil' Red points out she knows where the potions are and instructs the group to follow her. While in the Factory, the group runs into the Fairy Godmother, at which point Lil' Red gets into a battle with her in order to allow the rest of the group to escape, leading into her Hero Time of the game. After the Godmother is incapacitated, Lil' Red meets up with Shrek, Donkey and Puss once again and helps them steal the Happily Ever After Potion.
Lil' Red is also playable in the Bonus Game, Ring Coliseum.
Little Red also appears as one of the 10 starting characters in Shrek Super Slam. Her Super Slam has her summon a cyclone from her picnic basket, which slams any opponent that gets sucked in.
Little Red also appears as a playable racer in Shrek Smash and Crash Racing. Her name in it is simply "Red Riding Hood", but her appearance is the same as in Shrek 2. Her kart is the Big Bad Wolf, and her personal item is a picnic basket.
Lil' Red makes a minor appearance in Shrek Forever After. In the alternate timeline created by Rumplestiltskin, she has become a timid and fearful girl who is too afraid to leave her house. She asks Shrek, Donkey, Fiona and Puss to scare away the frogs surrounding her home.