Werewolves & Shapeshifters on Television:
|Animorphs - The Invasion Series, Part 1: The Invasion Begins (VHS) This TV series is based on the very popular Animorphs book series for teens. The first three episodes are includes on this VHS, telling how five friends became shapeshifters, able to turn into any animal they have touched.||Animorphs - The Invasion Series, Part 2: Nowhere to Run (VHS) This next installment of three episodes contains adventures such as the first time the team of human shapeshifters meets Ax, a friendly shapeshifting alien, and one about Cassie having problems turning into a crocodile when she doesn't want to.|
|Animorphs - The Invasion Series, Part 3: The Enemy Among Us (VHS) The three episodes in this set focus more on fighting aliens and space travel.||Animorphs - The Invasion Series, Part 4: The Legacy Survives (VHS) Three more episodes, focusing on Jake's adventures.|
|Buffy the Vampire Slayer - The Chosen Collection: All 7 Seasons DVD Set This set contains the entire series. Oz the werewolf was a main character during Season 2, Season 3 and Season 4 of this highly popular series. If you want to know more about this werewolf, see a character history of Oz the werewolf.||Dark Shadows, DVD Volume 1 This long-running gothic soap opera eventually included two werewolves, one a main character and another a minor character, but I am not sure exactly when in the storyline these werewolves were added.|
|Darkstalkers (DVD) Thirteen episodes of a heavily Americanized TV show for kids based on the Darkstalkers video game. This includes Felicia the werecat and Jonathan Talbain the werewolf.||Night Warriors: Darkstalker's Revenge (DVD) This four-episode OVA is a different series than the previous one, but is based on the same video games and contains most of the same characters, including a big part for werecat Felicia and a very small part for Jonathan Talbain the werewolf. It is not very Americanized, is drawn like real anime, and is aimed at adults, not kids.|
|Kolchak - The Night Stalker (DVD) Has all 20 episodes, including: Bad Medicine (thief can become various animals), The Devil's Platform (a man can turn into a demonic dog), and The Werewolf (a werewolf loose on a cruise ship).||Ranma 1/2 - The Digital Dojo - The Complete First Season This television show, based on the comic books of the same name, is packed with shapeshifters of several varieties. Ranma changes into a girl, and his father changes into a panda.|
|Ranma 1/2 - Anything Goes Martial Arts - The Complete Second Season The television adventures of Ranma and his many shapeshifter friends and rivals continue. Shampoo the Chinese Amazon werecat returns to plague Ranma, bringing her grandmother along this time.||Ranma 1/2 - Hard Battle - The Complete Third Season This season continues the weird shapeshifting and crossdressing antics of Ranma and his friends, while introducing two new characters, Ukyo and Tsubasa.|
|Wolf's Rain - Leader of the Pack (Vol. 1) (DVD) We are introduced to a uniquely Japanese conception of werewolves, as four wolves use their (mostly illusionary) shapeshifting powers to pass as human and try to survive in a hostile world with no place for wild wolves. This anime series is produced by the creators of Cowboy Beebop.||Wolf's Rain - Blood and Flowers (Vol. 2) The continuing story of the shapeshifters Tsume, Toboe, Hige and Kiba. The wolf boys' struggle for survival becomes more intense, with enemies hot on their trail and the mysterious "flower girl" escaping from her captors.|
|Wolf's Rain - Loss (Vol. 3) With the flower girl now part of their group, the werewolves almost make it to the paradise foretold in the prophecy, but the bad guys complicate things. More layers of the story unfold, and we learn more background about the main characters and side characters.||Wolf's Rain - Recollections (Vol. 4) Most of these episodes are focused on resolving mysteries and telling the background stories, but they are focused more on the four main werewolf characters than the episodes from volume 3 were.|
|Wolf's Rain - War for the Soul (Vol. 5) The werewolves Tsume, Toboe, Hige and Kiba gain new determination, and so do their allies. The plot pacing is faster than normal, and the events all seem to drive the heroes and villians towards Lady Jaguara's castle.||Wolf's Rain: Paradise and Poison (Vol. 6) The werewolves and their human friends have nearly managed to open the mythical paradise, but a mysterious villain called Lady Jaguara interferes with plans of her own.|
|Transformation & Shapeshifter TV Show Links:|
Werewolf TV - a really large & detailed fan site devoted to the 1980s TV show Werewolf.
Fangface - in this cartoon, Sherman Fangsworth travels around with his friends solving mysteries, in a set-up that is suspiciously similar to Scooby-Doo. Sherman is a werewolf, although he doesn't know this because he never remembers it. Only a couple of episodes have ever been released, on VHS.
Teen Wolf - in this cartoon based on the movie of the same name, a teenage werewolf and his friends try to triumph over nosy neighbors and high school rivals. There is also another Teen Wolf site.
Other sections of the Shapeshifter Emporium:
If you are looking for more novels with werewolves and shapeshifters in them, check out the fiction resource guides in the book Half Human, Half Animal: Tales of Werewolves and Related Creatures, which include 406 werewolf novels, 29 werecat novels, and 43 novels about other varieties of shapeshifter.