- “Aren't you scared?”
Wolfman is a minor character from The Nightmare Before Christmas. He is a werewolf and a resident of Halloween Town. Compared most other residents of the town, Wolfman enjoys Halloween and spooky events, and even helps Jack make Christmas theirs.
Little to nothing is known about Wolfman prior to The Nightmare Before Christmas. He had been a longtime citizen of Halloween Town and is in close relations with its members.
Like the rest of the werewolves, Wolfman is fierce, stern, and a little bit gruff. But when he heard the sad news of Jack being blown to smithereens, he became filled with grief as he howled.
He is based on a werewolf in folktales with brown fur, sharp teeth, and wearing a squared-pattern coat-shirt.
Wolfman appears in The Nightmare Before Christmas. He is seen during the musical performance “This is Halloween” and delivers the like “Aren’t you scared?”
After the performance is over, Wolfman is seen celebrating their accomplishment and asks some of the residents if it was terrifying. Wolfman also attends the award ceremony that is presented and hosted by the Mayor.
Later, the Mayor worries something terrible might’ve happened to Jack, and warns the citizens, worrying that next Halloween might be canceled. Wolfman, after the Mayor says there’s only 365 days left until next Halloween, corrects him and says “364.” Afterwards, he helps in searching for Jack.
Jack later returns from Christmas Town and tells the Mayor to call a town meeting. During the meeting, Wolfman hears in on Jack’s experienced with Christmas and his feelings for the so-called holiday. The Mayor then endorses the holiday by calling it “fun,” leaving the other citizens and residents happy and excited to celebrate.
Later, Wolfman helps the residents build toys for the holiday, ignoring Sally’s pleas to Jack, her premonition of the dangers that might happen.
Lock, Shock, and Barrel return to the town with Santa Claus and open the bag up that’s holding him inside. Wolfman watches Jack chat with the saint and is surprised to see him, and is later carried away to Oogie Boogie.
Jack later prepares to take off, taking Santa’s place as Santa Claus. However, Sally fogs the runway, leaving the residents sad that Christmas is ruined. Soon after, Zero shows up and helps Jack guide his way out, and Wolfman cheers.
Wolfman watches Jack on his journey, alongside other residents. He is seen cheering when Jack delivers the presents, but when Jack is blown out of the sky and presumed dead by the Mayor, he howls in sadness and the other residents cry with him. The Mayor then goes around the town to deliver the news to the rest of the residents.
Wolfman is surprised when Jack returns later that night, alive and well. He and the other residents welcome Jack, the Mayor, Sally, and the kids back from wherever they came, and later notice Santa in the sky. Soon after, it starts snowing, and Wolfman starts playing with the snow, taking part by singing “What’s This?”
The Harlequin Demon and Wolfman are usually seen together throughout the film, and appear to be close friends.
Wolfman appears to have a likeness for Jack, and loves his performance at the end of Halloween.
Wolfman and the Mayor appear to have a history tothether. Wolfman is usually seen correcting the Mayor, especially when he gets his days wrong.
- Wolfman is based on the mythical werewolf from old folktale.