Flying Bark Productions has today announced production of “200% Wolf” - the much-anticipated sequel to the internationally successful feature film, “100% Wolf”. The film will be distributed across Australia by StudioCanal while Studio 100 Film is managing international sales.
A co-production with Spain’s Atlantika Films and Western Australia’s Siamese, “200% Wolf” is produced with major production funding from Screen Australia, and financed in association with Screenwest and Lotterywest. The Canary Islands’ 3Doubles will be joining for animation services on the 85-minute comedy adventure film which will be available in 2024.
With returning cast including Samara Weaving as Batty, Akmal Saleh as Hamish and Ilai Swindells as Freddy, “200% Wolf” has already garnered support from the distributors of “100% Wolf” including VIVA Kids (North America), Notorious and FilmHouse for the US, Italy and Israel respectively.
“We had tremendous success with the North American release of ‘100% Wolf’ in 2020,” says Victor Elizalde, President of VIVA Kids. “We are thrilled to be reuniting with Studio 100 and Flying Bark Productions for the highly anticipated sequel. We know audiences are going to love it!”
“200% Wolf” sees the return of director Alexs Stadermann, writer Fin Edquist, producers Barbara Stephen and Alexia Gates-Foale and co-producer Francesca Hope, with producer Carmen Perez-Marsa Roca and Atlantika Films’ Executive Producer Nano Arrieta joining the team.
The sequel will continue the story of Freddy Lupin, a pink were-poodle who needed to prove he still had the heart of a werewolf. In his new adventure, Freddy goes on a mission to save a young moon spirit, where he finds himself caught up in the magic of a werewolf sorceress. The film will focus more on the mysterious and fascinating world of werewolves and the magical moon forces that transform them, introducing exciting new characters and obstacles for Freddy to overcome.
Based on the books 100% Wolf and 100% Hero by renowned Australian author Jayne Lyons, the first film “100% Wolf” has been successfully sold worldwide, with strong theatrical releases in the UK, France, Russia, and Italy despite the 2020 global pandemic. The film also performed extremely well on video-on-demand services with Amazon US and Universal Australia, as well as on Netflix Australia. “100% Wolf” was a Rockie Awards nominee at the 2021 Banff World Media Festival and director Alexs Stadermann was nominated for “Best Direction” of an animation project at the Australian Director’s Guild Awards 2021.
Adding to the success of the film, the ABC ME television spin-off series “100% Wolf – The Legend of the Moonstone” has been on air internationally since 2020, having sold to more than 100 countries. The series won three Telly Awards, an AEAF Gold Award and the Asian Television Award in 2021, among other wins and nominations. A second season is already in pre-production.