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.