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  • Black Sheep (2007) has two characters becoming weresheep after being bitten by the titular killer ovines.
  • Cat People involved people that could turn into black panthers in sexual situations. The 1982 film makes them ancestrally incestuous — only sex with another werecat prevents the transformation, and if a werecat has sex with a human, the only way they can change back from their panther form is to kill a human.
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  • The Hideous Sun Demon (1959) features the only other were-lizard man. This one is caused by exposure to intense radiation, but unlike lunar-controlled wear-creatures, this one transforms when he is hit by the light of the SUN.
  • Howling III: The Marsupials features were-thylacines. Thylacines are an extinct marsupial predator more commonly known as the Tasmanian Tiger. They're portrayed as quite sympathetic, but also more disgusting than standard werewolves when it comes to bodily functions. For one thing, they have pouches, even in otherwise fully human form.
  • Ladyhawke features a couple of young lovers cursed to take on animal form at different times, as to keep them apart; the man turns into a wolf at night, and the lady into a... guess what.
  • Scary or Die features were-clowns with an insatiable desire to eat children.
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  • In the film The Secret of Roan Inish the eponymous secret involves a selkie.
  • Track of the Moon Beast (1976) features a rare were-lizard man, and quite possibly one of the most bizarre explanations of lycanthropy ever. Apparently when the Native American spirits created humanity, they used lizard essence to give humans hands. A fragment of moon rock fallen to Earth is infused with radioactivity (despite moon rocks not containing any radioactive elements) which reacts with the leftover lizard DNA to turn the title character into a were-lizard under the light of the full moon.
  • Zootopia: The savage animals are evocative of this, especially in the scene where Judy and Nick watch Manchas going savage. However, since all the characters are already animals, there is no physical transformation but the victims lose their sapience reverting to a four-legged stance and displaying an extremely feral behavior that isn't actually natural not even for non-sapient predators which is a plot-point.
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  • The White Reindeer (1952) has a woman turn into what for all intents and purposes is a were reindeer.
  • The Blood Beast Terror has weremoths created by mad science. Both forms are a natural part of their being, with the human part being used as bait to attract prey. They also have a remarkably fast transformation, depicted as almost instantaneous.

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