Teen Wolf took everyone by surprise with its on-point humor, lovable characters, and excellent story. At Hypable, it’s safe to say we’re fans, and as such, we’ve decided to throw a little celebration in the show’s honor.

After the success of our Month of Merlin project, we couldn’t resist taking on another show and spending a whole month or more waxing lyrical about why we love it.

So…why ‘Teen Wolf’?

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The real question is, why not?

Teen Wolf is truly that little show that could. It had everything stacked against it: It was on MTV, a channel better known for its reality TV than its scripted dramas; it was about werewolves, which were (and still kind of are) on their way out; and it was based on a really bad ’80s movie.

Yet for those few people that gave it a chance from the beginning, they discovered something hidden and magic, something that shouldn’t have worked, but did.

Maybe it’s because we love underdogs, or maybe it’s because this writer’s fangirling has slowly but surely convinced much of the Hypable staff to give the show a chance, but we decided there was no time like the present to give Teen Wolf a virtual party that even Lydia would be proud of.

What does ‘Teen Wolf’ Takeover involve?

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Anything and everything! We’re going to have columns and interviews, ideas for a Teen Wolf party, speculation for the second half of season 3, and fun infographics. Everyone that writes an article for the Takeover is a huge fan of the show, so expect tons of quality content from multiple Hypable staffers.

This is a way to spread the word about Teen Wolf, connect with fellow fans, and celebrate one of our favorite shows in a way that it deserves.

What can YOU do?

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Are you interested in contributing? We’d love to have your input! You can write your own Teen Wolf columns by submitting them via the News By You option, and they may even show up on the front page of the site.

On top of this, make sure you use the #TeenWolfTakeover tag on Twitter and the Teen Wolf Takeover tag on Tumblr — we’ll be checking both of them regularly to capture everyone’s reactions. You can also keep an eye on our Not Another Teen Wolf Podcast Twitter and Tumblr to keep up to date with everything that’s going on with the Takeover. We’ll be talking to you guys, teasing upcoming articles, and generally just having a blast spreading the Teen Wolf love.

What if you don’t watch ‘Teen Wolf’?

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What are you waiting for??

But, hey, we don’t blame you. The whole teenage werewolf thing is a little hard to get past, but we have a way for you to participate in the Takeover as well. If you (or one of your friends or family members) don’t watch the show and don’t really know much about it, feel free to send drawings or messages to Kyle@Hypable.com explaining what you think the show is about.

Kyle is going to be collecting emails, as well as Tweets from the #TeenWolfTakeover hashtag, from people who haven’t seen the show yet. He’ll be putting them in a post at some point during the Takeover, along with a special drawing from one of our own staff members that hasn’t quite jumped on the bandwagon yet.

Hilarity is sure to ensue, so make sure you use all of your knowledge of Teen Wolf to describe what you think it’s about in as much detail as possible.

When does the Takeover start?

Tomorrow, June 24, is our official start date. Look for some amazing articles to fill up the Hypable home page until July 22, which is when the highly anticipated episode 8, titled “Visions,” will air, giving us a look at more of Derek’s past. That’s when the Takeover will end, and you can definitely expect us to go out with a bang.

Keep checking back!

Below you’ll find a master list of all the articles we’ve published for the Takeover, so keep checking back from time to time to make sure you’ve read them all!

Dating profiles for the ladies
Have you noticed a lot of the characters on Teen Wolf are single this season? We’d thought we’d help them out by whipping up dating profiles for a few of them. First up, the ladies!

Dating profiles for the guys
We couldn’t leave the guys out of the picture, so we made sure we drew up profiles for each of them as well. Even Deucalion made the list!

If Beacon Hills were Hogwarts
It’s a fan-favorite pastime to put characters from other worlds under the Sorting Hat to see what Houses they’ll end up in. Some of the Teen Wolf characters were easy to place — others, not to much!

Five plots that could make Teen Wolf: The Movie a reality
We really want to see Teen Wolf: The Movie happen after the show is over and done with, so we thought we’d help out the creative team by giving them five possible plot points to build off of.

Why Sterek should and should not become canon
Hypable staff writer Kyle tackles a huge topic when he asks the question, should Sterek become canon? Listing three reasons why it should and why it shouldn’t, he jumps head first into the debate.

Why we love the adults of Teen Wolf
So many reasons, so little time! The kids are, of course, the main focus of Teen Wolf, but can you even imagine what the show would be like without Mama McCall or Sassy Uncle Peter? We sure can’t!

The best and worst werewolves in modern TV/film history
You can’t have a month all about Teen Wolf without looking at the rest of the werewolves in recent pop culture. There have been quite a few favorites, and a handful of crazies too.

Ten songs we can’t get enough of
Teen Wolf is known for its great selection of music, and in this article two of the Hypable staff members narrow their favorite songs down to just five each.

Stiles and bisexuality
Stiles Stilinski, perhaps the most loved character on Teen Wolf – who just may happen to be bisexual. An unusual set of elements that offers a rare opportunity.

We knew they looked familiar: Teen Wolf Edition
A quick look at some of the other places you may have seen your favorite Teen Wolf faces.

A history of werewolves in pop culture
We provide an awesome infographic to show you a selection of some of the most famous werewolves across the years.

Scott McCall is season 3’s M.V.P.
In this News By You post, a Hypable reader tells us why Scott has come a long way since season 1.

The upcoming 25th anniversary edition of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast includes a couple of first looks at next year’s live-action adaptation.

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been a quarter of a century since the animated Beauty and the Beast hit movie theaters. To celebrate the occasion Disney is putting out an anniversary edition, and its special features section includes a treat: Our first look at Cogsworth and Lumière in the live-action installment, as well as a glimpse of a scene within Gaston’s tavern.

As confirmed by producer Jack Morrissey on Facebook, this photo of Cogsworth (played by Ian McKellen) and Lumière (Ewan McGregor) is concept art, but it gives us a sense of the style that director Bill Condon is shooting for:

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The upcoming 25th anniversary edition of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast includes a couple of first looks at next year’s live-action adaptation.

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been a quarter of a century since the animated Beauty and the Beast hit movie theaters. To celebrate the occasion Disney is putting out an anniversary edition, and its special features section includes a treat: Our first look at Cogsworth and Lumière in the live-action installment, as well as a glimpse of a scene within Gaston’s tavern.

As confirmed by producer Jack Morrissey on Facebook, this photo of Cogsworth (played by Ian McKellen) and Lumière (Ewan McGregor) is concept art, but it gives us a sense of the style that director Bill Condon is shooting for:

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While it’s nice to finally see a glimpse of a couple of the characters, a big question remains unanswered: How will these objects look once they have faces on them? (Cogsworth’s face might be hinted at in the center of the clock.)

Also on the Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Edition is a shot from the the “Gaston” musical number. From left to right we see Alexis Loizon as Stanley, Josh Gad as LeFou (just over Gaston’s shoulder), and Luke Evans (with his back to the camera) as Gaston.

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Update: And here’s another look at the movie, courtesy of this person on Twitter — this time we get to see Dan Stevens as human Beast!

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We’ll be curious to get our hands on the anniversary edition in September, because we expect we’ll see more from the new movie than the two stills above.

Disney released the first trailer for the live-action Beauty and the Beast in May. It was very much a teaser trailer, as it didn’t provide any looks at the characters — except Belle (Emma Watson), appearing through the glass casing protecting the film’s iconic rose.

In fact, the trailer’s first looks at the various settings (Namely the Beast’s castle) fell in line with the visual style we see in the above concept art.

Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens hit theaters March 17, 2017.

Apple — always one to push the boundaries by simplifying their products as much as possible — is reportedly looking to remove the all-important Home button in next year’s new iPhone.

Apple loves making their products as simple as possible. The iPod was a success because of how clean it looked compared to other MP3 players. With Apple TV, Steve Jobs bragged about how few buttons the device’s remote had.

But since 2007, every new iPhone has had the same number of physical buttons, switches, and ports: A ringer switch, a lock button, volume up/down buttons, a USB port, and a headphone jack.

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Apple — always one to push the boundaries by simplifying their products as much as possible — is reportedly looking to remove the all-important Home button in next year’s new iPhone.

Apple loves making their products as simple as possible. The iPod was a success because of how clean it looked compared to other MP3 players. With Apple TV, Steve Jobs bragged about how few buttons the device’s remote had.

But since 2007, every new iPhone has had the same number of physical buttons, switches, and ports: A ringer switch, a lock button, volume up/down buttons, a USB port, and a headphone jack.

That changes next month, when Apple is expected to announce that the iPhone 7 will be lacking a headphone jack. Instead, users will be listening to music via the Lightning port (which you currently use to charge and sync your iPhone).

And for 2017, Apple will reportedly go one step further by removing the Home button.

Ah, the Home button. It’s always been there for us — it’s our captain for navigating the iPhone. We use it to switch between apps, we use it to get to our Home screen, we use it to summon Siri, and we use it to read our finger print. Back in the “old days,” we used it to force quit apps when they froze on us.

In a new report, Bloomberg says Apple is planning to remove the Home button for the 2017 iPhone, which will presumably be called iPhone 7s. It’s billed as a “major redesign of the iPhone for 2017 that focuses more heavily on the display.”

Previous rumor mill reports have suggested that Apple will ditch the Home button in order to decrease the size of the top top and bottom bezels, thereby making the phone not as tall, or using the freed up space to add more screen.

Here’s a mock up of what that could look like, via TapSmart:

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What remains unclear is how users will be able to unlock and navigate their iPhone without the Home button. Reports have suggested that the whole screen will serve as a TouchID surface and a Home button (using the 3D Touch feature Apple launched last year).

Interestingly, next month’s release of iOS 10 will introduce a new way to unlock your iPhone: You’ll have to press down on the Home button to activate an unlocking. Previously, all you had to do was rest your finger on the Home button while your lock screen was awake.

Disney is making another live-action movie, and this time it’s James and the Giant Peach, to be developed by Director Sam Mendes.

To refresh your memory, James and the Giant Peach is the terrifying delightful children’s movie directed by Henry Selick and based off of the Roald Dahl story. It features nightmare-inducing adorable stop-motion animated bugs that helped James float away from his mean aunts in a — you guessed it — giant peach.

The original film was an interesting mix of live-action characters in the beginning and at the end, with stop-motion animated sequences throughout the middle.

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Disney is making another live-action movie, and this time it’s James and the Giant Peach, to be developed by Director Sam Mendes.

To refresh your memory, James and the Giant Peach is the terrifying delightful children’s movie directed by Henry Selick and based off of the Roald Dahl story. It features nightmare-inducing adorable stop-motion animated bugs that helped James float away from his mean aunts in a — you guessed it — giant peach.

The original film was an interesting mix of live-action characters in the beginning and at the end, with stop-motion animated sequences throughout the middle.

Now, according to Deadline, Disney is developing an all-live-action remake of the film. Nick Hornby will write the script, while Joe Roth is in negotiations to sign on as a producer.

If Mendes’ name sounds familiar, it’s because he directed the last two James Bond features, both Skyfall and Spectre, as well as 1999’s American Beauty.

You can check out the trailer for the horrifying original film below:

As of late, Disney has been announcing live-action versions of its properties left and right, including The Nutcracker (which has a huge cast of well-known actors), The Little Mermaid (with Lin-Manuel Miranda attached to help write the music), Beauty and the Beast (starring Emma Watson), and Cruella (starring Emma Stone), among others.

With the amount of remakes — especially in the live-action department — it’s no wonder James and the giant Peach is the latest to be announced.

Do you want to see a live-action ‘James and the Giant Peach’ movie?