The Alpha and Omega franchise from Lionsgate is a series of American computer animated films that consists of ninth films: Alpha and Omega (2010), Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure (2013), Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games, Alpha and Omega: The Legend of the Saw Tooth Cave (both released in 2014), Alpha and Omega: Family Vacation (2015), Alpha and Omega Dino Digs, Alpha and Omega: The Big Fureeze (both released in 2016), and Alpha and Omega: Journey to Bear Kingdom (2017).
Throughout the years, the franchise has become widely notorious and hated for its huge drop in quality with each sequel (especially regarding the visuals and scripts), straying its focus away from the original characters to the pups, the critters and other secondary characters, its production being incredibly rushed with each sequel being released only a few months apart from each other, constantly refusing to listen to the fans of the original film, and for not remaining loyal to the original lore that was established in the first film, which has caused several plot holes and continuity screw-ups within almost every installment post-2010.
Alpha and Omega (2010)
- Main article: Alpha and Omega
Humphrey and Kate have been best friends for a long time until one day, Kate leaves to train at Alpha School. Months later, Humphrey and Kate encounter each other as teenagers for the first time in a long time. Humphrey has always had a crush on Kate, but the rules are that an Alpha cannot mate with an Omega. When Humphrey and Kate are tranquilized and sent away from home, they must find their way back and stop the war.
Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure (2013)
- Main article: Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure
Preparing for their first winter together, Humphrey and Kate are now married with 3 pups: Stinky, Claudette, and Runt. When Runt mysteriously disappears from home, Humphrey and Kate must set out on a mission to find him before their home is closed in by the snow.
Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games (2014)
- Main article: Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games
Humphrey and Kate compete in a game contest with Stinky, Claudette, and Runt. When an unexpected accident puts many of the other Alpha wolves out of commission, Humphrey must lead the group of little "underdogs" to victory.
Alpha and Omega: The Legend of Saw Tooth Cave (2014)
- Main article: Alpha and Omega 4: The Legend of the Saw Tooth Cave
The Alphas and Omegas share a thrilling adventure, filled with action, suspense, humor and heartwarming moments, after Runt sneaks off to explore the haunted Saw Tooth Cave. When Runt finds a wolf who has been driven from her pack for being blind, he musters all of his courage to help her, and learns the joys of lending a paw to a friend in need.
Alpha and Omega: Family Vacation (2015)
- Main article: Alpha and Omega: Family Vacation
Humphrey and Kate take their pups to Alfred Creek Falls for a vacation, where they find themselves embroiled in a cross-country chase after mad wolf trappers spot them. Now they must find a way to safely return back home before the wolf trappers catch up with them.
Alpha and Omega: Dino Digs (2016)
- Main article: Alpha and Omega: Dino Digs
After Humphrey, Kate, and their three pups are forced to relocate their den, they discover Amy, a friendly raptor that magically came to life after being uncovered during a big dig. The pups and their forest friends show Amy the wonders of their new world and must work together and try to stop the diggers from unearthing the dangerous T-Rex before it is too late.
Alpha and Omega: The Big Fureeze (2016)
- Main article: Alpha and Omega: The Big Fureeze
Preparing for the holidays, Humphrey and Kate leave in search for food. Their three pups, Stinky, Claudette, and Runt are left in the care of their grandparents Winston and Eve. With a severe storm approaching and no sign of Humphrey or Kate, the pups take it upon themselves to fight through the snow in search of their parents. Joined by a few of their trusty friends, the group works together to fight off rogue wolves, ferocious bears and a raging storm.
Alpha and Omega: Journey to Bear Kingdom (2017)
- Main article: Alpha and Omega: Journey to Bear Kingdom
When the Queen Bear and her daughter Princess Canue visit the Eastern Valley an epic war breaks out -- Rogue Wolves versus the Western Pack and the Bear Army. It is up to Stinky, Claudette, and Runt to help Princess Canue return home to regain control of her kingdom.
Box office performance
|Film||Release date||Box office||Rank (Domestic)||Budget||Reference|
|United States||Outside United States||Worldwide|
|Alpha and Omega||September 17, 2010||$25,107,267||$25,400,000||$50,507,267||#609||$20,000,000|||
|Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure||October 8, 2013||N / A||N / A||N / A||N / A||$5,000,000|
|Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games||March 25, 2014||N / A||N / A||N / A||N / A||$1,000,000|
|Alpha and Omega: The Legend of the Saw Tooth Cave||October 7, 2014||$11,052,275||N / A||N / A||N / A||$7,000,000|
|Alpha and Omega: Family Vacation||August 4 2015||N / A||N / A||N / A||N / A||$5,000,000|
|Alpha and Omega: Dino Digs||May 10, 2016||N / A||N / A||N / A||N / A||$4,000,000|
|Alpha and Omega: The Big Fureeze||November 8, 2016||N / A||N / A||N / A||N / A||$5,000,000|
The franchise as a whole has received generally mixed to negative reviews by critics. As of May 2017, the fourth film Alpha and Omega: The Legend of the Saw Tooth Cave is the best-reviewed film of the franchise by both critics and audiences.
|Rotten Tomatoes||Metacritic||Yahoo! Movies|
|Alpha and Omega||16% (56 reviews)||36% (15 reviews)||N / A|
|Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure||42% (32 reviews)||43% (19 reviews)||N / A|
|Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games||14% (20 reviews)||25% (21 reviews)||N / A|
|Alpha and Omega 4: The Legend of the Saw-Tooth Cave||80% (22 reviews)||73% (17 reviews)||TBA|
|Alpha and Omega 5: Family Vacation||53% (29 reviews)||45% (22 reviews)||TBA|
|Alpha and Omega 6: Dino Digs||10% (17 reviews)||22% (14 reviews)||TBA|
|Alpha and Omega 7: The Big Fureeze||65% (19 reviews)||57% (15 reviews)||TBA|
|Alpha and Omega 8: The Journey to Bear Kingdom||15% (4 reviews)||26% (5 reviews)||TBA|
Cast and Characters
- Note: A dark grey cell indicates the character does not appear in the film.
- Alpha And Omega: The Video Game is a video game, loosely based on the first film and it was released by Storm City Games in late 2010 on Nintendo DS.