Dutch film “Alfie, the Little Werewolf” will eviscerate you with cuteness

A. Quinton — Jan. 6th 2013

“Alfie, the Little Werewolf” (Dolfje Weerwolfje) is a film based on a series of popular children’s books by Dutch author Paul Van Loon. It was in theatres in the Netherlands in November 2011, but it’s recently popped up at a few international film festivals (Toronto, Dubai). I think Tandye’s reaction after seeing the trailer speaks for us both: “Oh my God, that is the cutest thing I ever saw.

Alfie has no idea what is happening to him when, on the night of his seventh birthday, he changes into a small, white, furry animal: a little wolf. By the light of the full moon, he runs through the park and the neighbours’ gardens, chasing chickens and ducks. The next morning, he wakes up as himself, an ordinary little boy. Now he starts to realise why he has always felt so different from his foster parents and his foster brother Timmie. He’s a werewolf. But sensitive little Alfie doesn’t want to be different. He just wants to be normal, like everybody else. He’s afraid his father and mother won’t want to have anything to do with him once they find out he is a werewolf. So Alfie wants to keep it a secret at any cost, but that’s not as easy as it seems. After all, there’s a full moon every month…

If your job is to acquire films for the North American market, come on. Come oonnnnnn. A cute little family-friendly werewolf kid with glasses (and a ton of merch)? You’ll be rich!

  • It’s rare to hear a werewolf say “Awww,” but here I go: awwww! The little werepup is loaded with cuteness, doing all the mischief that werepups do, such as eat chicken, bite people, and pee inside the house on the wall. This I have to see.

  • Werewolf

    I was skeptical when I first saw this, but after watching the trailer I’d have to admit that does look really cute… I’d love to see it lol

  • Lew

    This looks completely diabetes-inducing and I want to see it pretty damn badly!

    Interesting they changed his name from Little Dolph to Alfie – wonder why that was?

  • Sozante

    I saw this movie months ago and it isn´t a bad movie. Don´t expect much from it. It´s for kids and it´s based on a children´s books series ”Dolfie Weerwolfje” (a.k.a. ”Jacobo Lobo” here in Spain). I have four books of the series and they are ok, but it´s a child book and the character fells more like a dogboy than a werewolve…

    There is another children´s book of a wolfboy, more interesting than ”Alfie”, Cornelia Funke’s ”Kleiner Werwolf”, I don’t know the english title, here in Spain it calls ”El Pequeño Hombre Lobo”.

    Hope you found interesting my comment.

  • Sozante

    I saw this movie months ago and it isn´t a bad movie. Don´t expect much from it. It´s for kids and it´s based on a children´s books series ”Dolfie Weerwolfje” (a.k.a. ”Jacobo Lobo” here in Spain). I have four books of the series and they are ok, but it´s a child book and the character fells more like a dogboy than a werewolve…

    There is another children´s book of a wolfboy, more interesting than ”Alfie”, Cornelia Funke’s ”Kleiner Werwolf”, I don’t know the english title, here in Spain it calls ”El Pequeño Hombre Lobo”.

    Hope you found interesting my comment.