- This article is about the TV series. For the character occasionally referred to as Teen Wolf, see Scott Howard.
On-screen title card.
|Production company:||Hanna-Barbera Australia|
|Original release:||September 13, 1986—November 7, 1987|
|Run time:||24 minutes|
Stacy Keach, Sr.
|Executive producer(s):||Buzz Potamkin|
|Music composed by:||David Kitay|
John Lewis Parker
|Animation director(s):||Jon McClenahan|
Darrell Van Citters
Teen Wolf is an American-Australian animated supernatural TV series co-produced by Southern Star and Hanna-Barbera Australia in association with Clubhouse Pictures (season one) and Atlantic/Kushner-Locke (season two) for CBS' Saturday morning children's programming. It ran from 1986 to 1987, airing 21 episodes spanning two seasons. The TV series is a spin-off of the big-screen film of the same name starring Michael J. Fox in the title role. Fox did not reprise the role, with Townsend Coleman cast instead, although James Hampton returned as the father.
The series deals with 16-year-old Scott Howard, who on top of dealing with the usual problems of a boy his age, has to deal with the added burden of living as a werewolf with the rest of his family, which he must hide to the rest of the Wolverton. The only people who know his secret are his best friend, Stiles, who would also happen to sell him out in an instant if he could, his other friend, Boof, and the housekeeper, Frieda. He is constantly pining for the most attractive girl at his school, even in spite of her alpha jock boyfriend.
If the reader is familiar with the film, they already know this greatly diverges from the film, making it a loose inspiration, instead of a direct continuation. In the film, Scott only lived with his father, had the same two friends, while his secret became known to the whole town, which was known as Beacontown, and he was propelled into a mini-celebrity. With this knowledge, his unrequited crush, Pamela, took more of an interest in him, eventually leading to seducing him, but in reality, she was still with her first boyfriend, Mick. Scott ended up seeing the truth and no longer relied on his werewolf form to impress his friends, while also ditching Pamela, and finally seeing Boof as more than just a friend, who in turn had the same feelings. Scott is two years older in the film.
Also worth noting is that the last episode also has ties to the sequel, Teen Wolf Too, as it features the same cousin, Todd. Both the episode and the film are also different from each other, with the latter having Todd learn about his family heritage and becoming a werewolf for the first time, while in the movie he knew about his heritage, but hadn't shown signs yet.
The music was composed by David Kitay and Richard Kosinski, Wells Christie, John Lewis Parker, and James Donnellan. Music was supervised by Steve Tyrell. The music design was performed by Tyrell/Mann.
|Title||Number||Original air date|
|"Teen Wolf's Family Secret"||1x01||September 13, 1986|
|"Grampa's in the Doghouse"||1x02||September 20, 1986|
|"The Werewolf Buster"||1x03||September 27, 1986|
|"Shopworn Wolf"||1x04||October 4, 1986|
|"The Beast Within"||1x05||October 11, 1986|
|"Up a Family Tree"||1x06||October 18, 1986|
|"Wolf Pride"||1x07||October 25, 1986|
|"Wolf of My Dreams"||1x08||November 1, 1986|
|"Leader of the Pack"||1x09||November 8, 1986|
|"The Curse of the Red Paw"||1x10||November 15, 1986|
|"The All American Werewolf"||1x11||November 22, 1986|
|"Under My Spell"||1x12||November 29, 1986|
|"Teen Wolf Punks Out"||1x13||December 6, 1986|
|"Teen Wolf's Curse"||2x01||September 19, 1987|
|"It's No Picnic Being Teen Wolf"||2x02||September 26, 1987|
|"Toot Toot, Tut Tut and All That Rot"||2x03||October 3, 1987|
|"Down on the Farm"||2x04||October 10, 1987|
|"Diary of a Mad Werewolf"||2x05||October 17, 1987|
|"Teen Wolf, Come Home"||2x06||October 24, 1987|
|"Scott and the Howlers"||2x07||October 31, 1987|
|"Howlin' Cousins"||2x08||November 7, 1987|
- Townsend Coleman as Scott Howard
- James Hampton as Harold Howard
- Stacy Keach, Sr. as Grandpa Howard
- June Foray as Grandma Howard
- Don Most as Stiles
- Jeannie Elias as Boof Marconi