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Teen Wolf, also known as The Cartoon Adventures of Teen Wolf, is the 1986 Animated Adaptation of Teen Wolf. It contains several changes from the film, such as Scott's werewolf nature being a secret. It ran for one season of 21 episodes on CBS. It was a co-production by Southern Star Productions and Hanna-Barbera's Australian-based animation house.

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  • Alternate Continuity: From the movies. The cartoon features Scott's sister, and their grandparents living with them. Scott keeps his werewolf form a secret. Also Mick is the popular jock in Scott's school instead of a rival school.
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  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Grandparents, actually, who are from the "old country" (Transylvania). They always stay wolfed-out, and Grandpa in particular likes to run around on all fours and chase cats.
  • Animated Adaptation
  • Animation Bump: Happens quite a bit, most likely due to Jon McClenahan (whom would go on to found StarToons) being animation director.
  • Canon Discontinuity: Was completely ignored by the sequel Teen Wolf Too.
  • Canon Foreigner: Lupe Howard and Scott's grandparents.
  • Jerk Jock: Mick.
  • Nosy Neighbor / Secret Chaser: Mrs. Seslick.
  • Oblivious to Love: Pam to Scott, and more pointedly Scott to Boof.
  • Ordinary High-School Student
  • Secret Keeper: Styles and Boof.
  • With Friends Like These...: With the number of times Styles has put Scott into embarrassing situations, or tried to take advantage of Scott's family curse, for the sake of making a quick buck for himself, one has to wonder why Scott keeps him as a friend, or hasn't at least mauled him at some point.
    Scott: You'd sell my family secret for a buck a picture?!
    Styles: ...a buck-fifty.
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  • Your Costume Needs Work: One episode has a movie director filming a werewolf movie in Scott's town. Scott, in wolf-form, accidentally botches one of the scene takes, but the director's impressed with his appearance and offers him a part as a stuntman...only he says Scott's "costume" isn't realistic enough, and offers him a "more authentic" suit.


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