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30 September 1983 (USA) See more »
A man who can change himself into any animal fights crime. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 9)

Simon MacCorkindale ... Jonathan Chase (8 episodes, 1983)

Melody Anderson ... Brooke McKenzie (8 episodes, 1983)

Reni Santoni ... Lt. Rivera (8 episodes, 1983)

Michael D. Roberts ... Tyrone C. Earl (7 episodes, 1983)

William Conrad ... Narrator (7 episodes, 1983)

Don Knight ... Chase's Father (7 episodes, 1983)

Series Directed by
Daniel Haller (2 episodes, 1983)
Russ Mayberry (2 episodes, 1983)
Series Writing credits
Donald R. Boyle (8 episodes, 1983)
Glen A. Larson (8 episodes, 1983)
Michael Berk (3 episodes, 1983)
Douglas Schwartz (3 episodes, 1983)

Series Produced by
Donald R. Boyle .... supervising producer (8 episodes, 1983)
Glen A. Larson .... executive producer (8 episodes, 1983)
Michael Berk .... producer (7 episodes, 1983)
Paul Mason .... co-executive producer (7 episodes, 1983)
Keith Pierce .... associate producer (7 episodes, 1983)
Paul B. Radin .... producer (7 episodes, 1983)
Douglas Schwartz .... producer (7 episodes, 1983)
Randall Torno .... associate producer (7 episodes, 1983)
Series Original Music by
Alan Silvestri (5 episodes, 1983)
Paul Chihara (2 episodes, 1983)
Series Cinematography by
Chuck Arnold (7 episodes, 1983)
Series Film Editing by
Neil MacDonald (2 episodes, 1983)
Joe Morrisey (2 episodes, 1983)
Gene Ranney (2 episodes, 1983)
Series Casting by
Rachelle Farberman (8 episodes, 1983)
Series Art Direction by
Fred Tuch (7 episodes, 1983)
Series Set Decoration by
James Hassinger (8 episodes, 1983)
Series Costume Design by
Jean-Pierre Dorléac (8 episodes, 1983)
Series Makeup Department
Michael Mills .... makeup artist (8 episodes, 1983)
Series Production Management
Dann Cahn .... post-production supervisor (8 episodes, 1983)
Mark Evans .... executive production manager (8 episodes, 1983)
Barry Stern .... unit production manager (8 episodes, 1983)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chip Chalmers .... second assistant director (7 episodes, 1983)
David G. Phinney .... second unit director (7 episodes, 1983)
R. Anthony Brown .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1983)
S. Michael Formica .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1983)
Series Art Department
Chuck Arrigo .... construction coordinator (8 episodes, 1983)
Series Special Effects by
Stan Winston .... creator: panther/hawk transformations / designer: panther/hawk transformations (8 episodes, 1983)
Robert W. King .... special effects technician (3 episodes, 1983)
Series Stunts
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1983)
Series Location Management
Denis McCallion .... location manager (3 episodes, 1983)
Series Music Department
Lionel Newman .... music supervisor (8 episodes, 1983)
Paul Chihara .... composer: theme music (7 episodes, 1983)
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (2 episodes, 1983)
Series Other crew
Robert Earll .... creative consultant (7 episodes, 1983)

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60 min (8 episodes)
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Whenever the script called for an animal transition, the production designer, director, set decorator, stunt supervisor, animal wrangler, and actor had to carefully coordinate every move. Shooting on a soundstage allowed more animal control; location shoots were very difficult. When one script required a cobra, the entire set's perimeter floor and walls had to be sealed to prevent the cobra from escaping. A low wall was placed at the open end of the set to seal the stage. To set up filming action scenes with the snake, the camera crew had to lift their equipment into walled-off stage area. The snake wrangler supervised the animal's movements.See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Maybe I was young and an animal lover, 10 January 2006
Author: Bill C. from United States

OK I'd have to see these again as an adult to give a better opinion. But the show lasted only a few episodes. The special effects were cool , but they did have to reuse some footage. I'm not sure if it was budget or time. Those change sequences must have been a pain to do. And using latex I think is better than CG even though you can do a lot more with CG

From what I remember I liked the show, but it might have been just the fact that a guy could turn into any animal he wanted (although he only got to do a few of of them). That would capture the imagination of any 8 year old. I remember wishing I could do that!

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