These wolves are shown to be inhabitants of the forest that is located outside of the capital village of Arendelle.
They are seen stalking Anna, Kristoff, and Sven while on a journey to find Anna's sister Elsa. Once Kristoff notices them, the trio begin rushing off and the wolves chase after the group immediately. Kristoff and Anna are able to fight them off, though they nearly succeed in devouring Kristoff. Fortunately, a cliff is in the distance, which the trio are able to jump across, thereby saving themselves from the pack. The wolves are not seen for the rest of the film.
When Olaf tries to return to Arendelle, after his journey comes to an end, he encounters the wolves in their part of the forest. He initially mistakes them for puppies, before they attack him.
In Frozen Free Fall, a wolf appears howling on the map of levels. In some levels starting from level 97, there are wolf tiles which must be destroyed by making matches next to them. After all of the crystals have settled in each move, the tiles randomly change position.
The wolves appear as obstacles to Olaf in the game Frozen: Olaf's Quest.
- Since their debut, the wolves have been commonly used as recurring enemies in Frozen spin-off material.
- They might be a homage to the wolves from Beauty and the Beast.
- A further similarity can be seen when their howling causes Anna's horse to become startled and leave Anna behind by accident, similar to when Philippe the horse becomes frightened by the sounds of the wolves and leaves Maurice behind.
- Similar to the wolves in Beauty and the Beast, the wolves behaved unrealistically. In reality, wolves are usually more scared of humans and tend to keep their distance. The exception of their behavior in the film is if they're very hungry, considering the rapid shift to winter conditions during the apex of summer. This could be a possible explanation of their behavior in the film with the migration or starvation of the animals they would normally feed on. However, while wolf attacks in America are rare with only two predatory attacks ever recorded, the wolf subspecies of Europe, Asia, Russia, and the Middle East have a long history on preying on humans.
- In real life, adult wolves usually don't have blue eyes. Rather, wolves are born with blue eyes that gradually turn into other colors as they grow older, such as gold, amber, yellow, copper, or green. Blue or dark-brown eyes is a sign of dog inheritance.