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100% Wolf is a 2020 Australian animated Supernatural Fantasy Adventure Comedy film, adapted from the 2009 Jayne Lyons novel of the same name.

Freddy Lupin is a young werewolf with a problem. He’s finally old enough to experience his first official transformation and become a real werewolf, but when the moonlight hits him he turns into a poodle instead. With the threat of being banished from his pack unless he can prove he’s a real wolf by sunrise, he has to evade dog-catchers, a werewolf-hunting ice cream man, and an evil uncle who wants him dead and show his worth to the pack.

It was released on May 29, 2020.

A spinoff series, 100% Wolf: Legend of the Moonstone, started airing on December 28, 2020. It takes place after the movie and focuses on Freddy attending a school for werewolves.


Tropes in this film include:

  • Adaptational Dye-Job: Freddy's poodle form had black fur in the original book prior to being dyed. In the movie, his poodle form is white.
  • Aerithand Bob: For wolf names we have Flash Heart, Hightail, Hotspur and… Freddie…
  • Canon Foreigner: Twitchy was not a character in the original book.
  • Disappeared Dad: At the beginning of the film, Freddy’s dad Flasheart falls off a cliff while saving Foxwell and is declared dead. Turns out that's not the case.
  • Everyone Has Standards: As much as the other werewolves look down on dogs, they do not agree with Hotspur and the commander's plan to kill and turn them into wigs.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Batty. Hardly takes Freddy seriously. Usually replies with a snarky comment if he needs her to do something for him.
    Freddy: I need to get to this guy, a human.
    Batty: Wow, excellent story.
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  • Evil Uncle: Lord Hotspur Lupin, who is the main enforcer of the werewolf-dog animosity.
  • Fantastic Racism: Dogs fear werewolves and werewolves look down on dogs. This is one of the main reasons why Freddy becoming a poodle is seen as a problem.
  • Liar Revealed: Played with. When Freddy first meets Batty, he tries to tell her that he's human, but she doesn't buy it. At the dog pound, he accidentally reveals his werewolf heritage in front of her and the other dogs when Hotspur abandons him and takes the moonstone for himself. This time, Batty believes him and feels betrayed.
  • Magic Pants: Subverted, a werewolf's clothes vanish into thin air when they transform with a puff of smoke, but with Freddy's case at least don't return when the wolf turns back.
  • Never Trust a Trailer: The first teaser makes the movie seem like a horror-comedy portraying the werewolves as chaotic neutral at best. They're actually night vigilantes.
    • The promo material also for the most part obscures the werewolf-dog rivalry, making it seem like Freddy is only shunned because a poodle is often seen as a ridiculous breed.
  • Noble Wolf: The werewolves are the unseen protectors of their town, doing nightly patrols to keep things safe.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Werewolfism is a hereditary thing here. They’re the mostly-quadrupedal kind, but can walk on two legs and grab things with their paws. They transform after a certain age, when moonlight hits them, and can be locked in their wolf form with silver collars.
  • Plot Hole: The wolves apparently fear humans and don’t wish to be seen by them in their wolf form… yet at the very beginning of the movie, they’re shown actively helping them in the midst of a building fire where they’re very clearly exposed, not to mention the fact that Ms. Mutton, the housekeeper, is a human who knows entirely about the werewolves' existencenote . This never gets brought up again and they act as though humans are a curse to them, in addition to the fact that they had no reason TO save them in the first place.
  • Plot-Mandated Friendship Failure: After getting put in a cage with other dogs, Freddy admits to being a werewolf which causes Batty to declare that she is not friends with him anymore. She changes her mind and quickly becomes friends with him again after Freddy is put in the same cage as his father, Flasheart.
  • Pounds Are Animal Prisons: To say that the Coldfax Pound doesn't like dogs would be an understatement.
  • Psycho Poodle: Averted for the most part, but played straight once. Freddy is usually a docile Poodle who wouldn't hurt anyone, but he goes berserk when he sees a cat.
  • Urine Trouble: Freddy unleashes this to give the dogs a distraction to escape the pound.
  • Wonderful Werewolf: Most werewolves in this movie are night vigilantes who actually help people and act as unseen protectors of their town. However, there are exceptions.