Characters, who was the inspiration for Niju and others.
Okay, I do not consider this cartoon at all. But a couple of interesting details you can extract from here.
First, let's understand with buddies of wolf Niju. I do not know, how you, but they don't look like wolves. They look like a mongrel, or as coyotes (or dog-coyote crossbreed). And they are direct rip-off trio from the first film: Sumac is Star, Yak is Kaltag, Nuk is Nikki.
With them, everything is clear.
Actually, now I come to Niju. Everyone says that he is an exact Steele's clone . That's it. But only half. Many rightly call it a "pale copy" of the original film's villain. Is that the color of the other, and the character is not worked.
However, motives and role Niju was copied from Jenner from "The Secret of NIMH."
Well, the key prototype was, of course, Steele. This can be seen in temperament and facial expressions of character. I'll not particularly grovel about him.
The one I think, that Steele is very much like the wolf (make him a "wolfish" markings and remove the collar - here's a natural wolf)?
Searching the Internet, I came across this: "The character Niju was based on dog named Lip-Lip from "White Fang". I think: "What? I do not remember anything in the story by Jack London. Yes, and goals were completely different ..." However, I remembered and understood. The implication here is not book. It was a cartoon in 1996. Hardly anyone heard of him. I literally "floated" this character. Look. Do you see a strange black dog? It's Lip-Lip, White Fang's opponent, wearing the title of leader who owns the territory and three buddies.
Yeah, panache is disgusting. It is this animal became the prototype. Very strange choice. I think.
Write, if that.