Teen Wolf, known as The Cartoon Adventures of Teen Wolf in the United Kingdom, is an animated American television series broadcast from 1986 to 1987 that was produced by Southern Star Productions and Hanna-Barbera Australia in association with Clubhouse Pictures in the first season and Atlantic/Kushner-Locke in the second season. It was based on the 1985 live-action film, Teen Wolf.
The series is about a teenage boy and his family who can transform into werewolves, focusing on themes of coming of age and fitting in. While generally keeping true to the main ideas, this version made some changes from the film.
Scott Howard and his family live in the fictional town of Wolverton, a small town that draws tourists because of its history of werewolf sightings. Unlike the film, Scott's status as a werewolf is a secret, with only his best friends "Boof" and "Styles" being in on it.
Despite the youth audience, the cartoon series delivered very powerful critiques of disability-as-civil rights. Freely invoking an asthma attack or seizure, the series centered on how Scott felt "weird" immediately before and during his werewolf transformation.
Although he never hurt anybody while he was a werewolf, Scott was conscious of his difference from other teenagers and had to make accommodations for himself. He also expressed frustration that the residents of this town had stereotyped "his people". A jock named Mick constantly picks on Scott for being the "outsider" at Wolverton High.
Sound Effects Used
- H-B HORN, CARTOON - OLD KLAXON CAR HORN
- H-B SQUEAK, CARTOON - ROLLING WHEEL SQUEAKS (varying pitches)
- Hollywoodedge, Bonk Pseudo String Pl PE941201 (varying pitches)
- Sound Ideas, AUTO, DRIVING - GET IN, START UP, SQUEAL AWAY
- Sound Ideas, AUTO, SKID - TIRE SKID 01 (varying pitches)
- Sound Ideas, CRASH, JUNK - JUNK FALL AND CRASH
- Sound Ideas, HOP, CARTOON - DOUG'S FUNNY HOP, SHORT (high-pitched)
- Sound Ideas, RICOCHET - CARTOON RICCO 01
- Sound Ideas, RUN, CARTOON - TEMPLE BLOCK RIOT, LONG (Heard once in "Teen Wolf's Family Secret.") (low-pitched)
- Sound Ideas, SKID, CARTOON - BROKEN SKID
- Sound Ideas, SQUISH, CARTOON - LITTLE SQUISH
- Sound Ideas, SWISH, CARTOON - FAST TWIRLING SWISH, LONG
- Sound Ideas, TWANG, CARTOON - BOWANG (Heard once in "Wolf Pride.") (high-pitched)
- Sound Ideas, TWANG, CARTOON - HOYT'S BOW TWANG
- Sound Ideas, WEATHER - THUNDER CRASH 02 (high-pitched)
- Sound Ideas, ZIP, CARTOON - BIG WHISTLE ZING OUT (varying pitches)
- Sound Ideas, ZIP, CARTOON - QUICK WHISTLE ZIP IN
- Sound Ideas, ZIP, CARTOON - SHARP ZIP (varying pitches)