The Wolf (The Sword in the Stone)
Hungry Wolf
Background information
Feature films The Sword in the Stone
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Animators John Lounsbery
Voice James MacDonald
Performance model
Inspiration Wile E. Coyote from Looney Tunes
Louie the Mountain Lion
Timber Wolf
Character information
Other names
Personality Starving, dangerous, vicious
Appearance Skinny gray wolf
Occupation Predator
Alignment Bad
Goal To eat Arthur (failed)
Home The woods
Enemies Arthur, Merlin, the Girl Squirrel
Likes Food, getting to eat
Dislikes Bones, starvation
Powers and abilities
Weapons His sharp teeth
Fate Gets trapped in a log and sent floating down a river.
Typical Saying

The Hungry Wolf is the secondary antagonist in The Sword in the Stone.


The Hungry Wolf is a dangerous but unlucky wolf who is constantly met with misfortune during several encounters with Arthur. He constantly tries to eat Wart in the film. Of course, he always misses and is injured frequently. He is a scrawny wolf who is more comical than threatening. He also bears a resemblance to Wolf from Peter and the Wolf, though he is not as frightening.

Role in the film

The wolf finds Arthur in the forest, and decides to abandon an old bone in favor of having this boy for a meal. He tries and fails many times to eat him. The last time being when Arthur and Merlin turn themselves into squirrels. He ends up being defeated by a female squirrel who fell in love with Arthur. She tricked him into jumping into the river, where he ended up stuck inside in a log, floating downstream.


  • Unlike most non-speaking villainous animals who are frightening in appearance, the wolf is the only animal who is not. He appears slightly powerful, but he is mostly ugly and rather unlucky.
  • The wolf is similar to the wolf in Make Mine Music: Both want to eat humans and / or animals and they both fail miserably.