Freddy is a small boy unlike any other. You see, within Freddy’s veins flows the blood of a Werewolf. When Freddy gets old enough he will experience his first transformation at the full moon and turn into a Werewolf. These Werewolves are not evil, but merely trying to help others where possible and save the lives of humans who are in danger. As a young boy, despite not being a werewolf yet Freddie goes out into the city during the full moon with his father and other Werewolves. But after a traffic incident happens to Freddie’s father, Freddie is raised by his uncle and the other Werewolves around him.
Six years after this incident, the most significant ceremony of Freddie’s life is finally about to occur. The full moon will appear, and the moon will personally choose Freddie’s new look as a grown-up Werewolf and he will become the new leader of the pact. But Freddie’s transformation is something unexpected and shocking. The full moon has selected for Freddie to have the appearance of a cute, small poodle. The werewolves around him are all stunned and shocked. Freddie manages to escape into the city where he meets new friends and learns there’s a whole lot more to life than just his appearance.
As an animation, it certainly looks basic which could be due to the film’s budget. Where the film does succeed the most is in its positive message aimed at younger audiences. That being said, parents should be mindful that some scenes may seem somewhat full of fighting and maybe too much for younger ages. The jokes here are basically slapstick type of humour along with repetitive gags including Dogs marking their territory or passing wind.
Voice work is also a stunning highlight, and it features many Australian actors. Some of the voice work includes Jai Courtney, Samara Weaving and Jane Lynch. My personal favourites were the voice work of both Magda Szubanski and Rhys Darby who voices the craziest Ice Cream Man I have ever seen in the history of cinema.
Overall, 100% Wolf is an animation feature which is best enjoyed by a much younger audience who share the film with family. As a kid’s film, some scenes may frighten younger viewers, something which I feel parents should be mindful of. There is still a tremendously positive message which was pleasing to see, and a voice cast provides an element of satisfaction. Those who enjoyed films such as The Secret Life of Pets should undoubtedly check this out!
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Review Written by Peter Walkden