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All Little Wolf wants to do is stay at home with Mum, Dad and his brother, Smellybreff. However, Mum
and Dad are worried that their precious son, Little Wolf, is not as bad as a small wolf should be. So they
decide to send him off to Cunning College in Frettnin Forest to learn the Nine Rules of Badness from his
Uncle Bigbad. Uncle Bigbad is a hopeless teacher, but armed with determination and native wit, Little
Wolf thinks things out for himself. Sent out by his Uncle to round up a troop of boy scouts to eat for
supper, Little Wolf discovers that the scouts have many useful skills that Little Wolf can learn from them.
In the end, Little Wolf decides not to follow outdated rules of proper wolf behavior but to be true to himself.
As a result, he inherits his Uncle’s fortune and becomes master of Cunning College. Based on a world-
famous series of best-selling Little Wolf story books, this one-off is a treat for the whole family! KIDS
FIRST! Film Critic Sahiba K. comments, “With its spiral of surprises, I never could predict what would
happen in the next scene. The story also puts a twist on common fairy tales such as Three Little Pigs and
Little Red Riding Hood.” Dariana A. adds, “Little Wolf’s Book of Badness is a very odd type of film. It’s not
your typical Dora the Explorer type of kids’ show, which is good because there are too many of those
types of shows out there.” Rachael V., KIDS FIRST! Adult reviewer wraps it up with, “! I love the fact
that this is a little story where we actively see a child decide who they want to be and being so
proud of themselves. This is the kind of feel good story that every child needs to watch.” See
their full reviews below.
Little Wolf’s Book of Badness
By Sahiba K., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Age 15
https://youtu.be/1Dc0BM4oa8E
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Little Wolf’s Book of Badness, directed by Karsten Kiilerich, is unique and unexpected! With its spiral of
surprises, I never could predict what would happen in the next scene. The story also puts a twist on
common fairy tales such as Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood.
The story follows Little Wolf (Alexander Pownall), who is not bad enough for his family. So his Mum (Lucy
Whybrow) and Dad (Richard Hope) send him on a journey to Cunning College to learn from his Uncle
Bigbad how to be a true bad wolf. On his quest, he learns the ‘Nine Rules of Badness.’
Alexander Pownall, the voice actor for Little Wolf, creates personality through his voice. His voice is high,
making it sound like that of a young child. As Little Wolf ventures through the woods to reach Cunning
College, I heard the fear in his voice and sympathized with him. When he writes letters back to his family
and reads them, I heard the unwillingness to be where he was and the sense of defeat just through his
voice. Michael Gambon, voice actor for Uncle Bigbad, has terror in his voice that gave me goose bumps.
For example, when he is first introduced and he speaks, I knew Little Wolf was going to have a tough time
in Cunning College.
The animation is dark but appealing. It sets the tone of the movie as it reflects Little Wolf’s feelings. For
example, when Little Wolf feels that his trip was a waste of time and nothing good will come out of his
journey, the scenery is dark, it is raining and there are shadowy clouds looming above him. The costume
designs add to the personalities of each character. For example, Little Wolf has simple clothes that are
similar to a schoolboy’s outfit, reflecting what his purpose is in the movie. Uncle Bigbad wears a grey suit,
with a yellow shirt and blue tie which reflects his personality as an evil wolf but also one who has the
potential to have color or goodness in his life.
My favorite part of this show is the animation. The type of animation that is used made me feel as if I was
watching my own imagination. The message here is that goodness will always outshine darkness. I give
this DVD 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 15. This is available on DVD now so check it
out.
Little Wolf’s Book of Badness
By Dariana A., KIDS FIRST Film Critics, age 11
https://youtu.be/0_pw7X1cwzE
Little Wolf’s Book of Badness is a very odd type of film. It’s not your typical Dora the Explorer type of kids’
show, which is good because there are too many of those types of shows out there. This is a story and a
good story at that. It teaches kids through a wolf who is supposed to be bad, but wants to be good.
The storyline is about Little Wolf who just wants to stay at home with his family, but his parents don’t think
he’s bad enough to live up to the Wolf family name. So, they send Little Wolf to Cunning College to learn
the Nine Rules of Badness from his Uncle Big Bad. But it turns out Uncle Big Bad isn’t such an amazing
teacher after all.
As I said, the show is pretty great. The animation is wiggles a bit, even when they are standing still. This
is probably intended, but it is kind of distracting. One of the things I really like about this show is its plot
and the simple way it shows the lessons they are trying to teach without even saying so. This is what
makes it a different type of kids’ film. It is also very slow paced. There isn’t very much action. One thing I
wondered about the whole time is why Little Wolf always sneezes when he’s around Mr. Twister. Is he
allergic? Michael Gambon, the voice talent for Big Bad is really cool. David Thewlis voices Mr. Twister,
which is pretty awesome. I know and like both Gamgon and Thewlis from the Harry Potter films. Another
thing I really enjoyed about this film is how scary they make Big Bad. I really was kind of scared when the
character Big Bad came on and yelled at Little Wolf. That is probably my favorite scene because it really
shows who Big Bad truly is.
The message this film teaches is that, even if you’re bad or scary, that doesn’t mean that you are happy. I
rate this film 4 out of 5 stars because it has a cool, different way of teaching kids. I recommend this film
for ages 2 to 6. This film is available now on DVD so, go check it out.
Little Wolf’s Book of Badness
By Rachael V., KIDS FIRST! Adult Reviewer
https://youtu.be/UDLz4ikWTy4
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This is one of the absolutely cutest stories I have ever seen. I have read several of the short
stories that spawned this movie and loved all of them. In this Little Wolf Adventure, his family is
concerned that perhaps Little Wolf isn’t as big, bad and tough as he should be. Their reaction to
this is shipping him off to Cunning College to learn the Nine Rules of Badness from his Uncle
Bigbad, whom is voiced perfectly by Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter film
series). During his time at the college he continuously struggles with the ideas of being such a
bad wolf, but at the same time he just wants to make his family proud. At one point his uncle
gives him the terrible task of fetching some unsuspecting boy scouts to gobble up. Little Wolf
sees all of these things that the scouts do and decides he wants to learn to do all of these
amazing things himself. He may not be a bad wolf, but he sure is a big wolf now! I love the fact
that this is a little story where we actively see a child decide who they want to be and being so
proud of themselves. This is the kind of feel good story that every child needs to watch. This is
great for ages 7 to 11 and I give it 5 out of 5 stars for being so cutely inspirational. Reviewed by
Rachael V., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror

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