The Weinstein Company set January 15, 2010 as the release date for Hoodwinked 2: Hood vs. Evil which will be directed by animator Michael D’Isa-Hogan (Pooh’s Heffalump Movie, Home on the Range, Looney Tunes: Back in Action). A star-studded cast was already announced for the sequel to the 2005 sleeper hit: Heroes‘ Hayden Panettiere will replace Anne Hathaway as Red and will be joined by Joan Cusack (Witch), Glenn Close (Granny), Patrick Warburton (The Wolf), David Ogden Stiers (Nicky Flippers), Andy Dick (Boingo), Benjy Gaither (Japeth the Goat), Martin Short (The Woodsman), Wayne Newton (Jimmy Ten Strings), David Alan Grier (Troll), Amy Poehler (Gretel), and Bill Hader (Hansel). Hoodwinked 2: Hood vs. Evil will find teen Red Riding Hood who will be training in a distant land with a mysterious, covert group called the Sister Hoods. When Red and the Wolf get called upon by Nick Flippers the head of the Happily Ever After Agency over to investigate the disappearance of Hansel and Grendel.