Manimal (1983– )
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Jonathan Chase is a British college professor at New York University who has the unusual ability to transform into any kind of animal he wants. He decides to use his power to assist the New... See full summary »

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Jordon
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Drew
Wynn Irwin ...
Simmons
George Loros ...
Hollister
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Drew's Date
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Col. Hunt
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Bum
Robert Carricart ...
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Kramer
Del Hinkley ...
Maitre D'
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Jonathan Chase is a British college professor at New York University who has the unusual ability to transform into any kind of animal he wants. He decides to use his power to assist the New York Police Department in solving unusual crimes, and in this series pilot, he teams up with cute cop Brooke and war buddy Ty to stop some terrorists from stealing a supply of toxic gas. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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30 September 1983 (USA)  »

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The planning and logistics using the black panther, both on stage and on a location, required tremendous coordination between the director, the stunt-animal wrangler, and the art department. Just what could the panther perform! What the panther's wrangler could teach, and rehearse with the panther, to perform according to the writer's scripted proposal, was always a challenge. The "art department" became a key element in setting up the circus ring! The crew were constantly warned and cautioned about the unpredictable panther's temperament while being rehearsed and performing in front of camera. At times, filming was really a three ring circus! See more »

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When Manimal is transforming into a animal his clothes are shown to disappear and are no where to be seen. When Manimal transforms into a panther his clothes are torn apart but when he transforms back there perfectly in tact. They reaper even when Manimal is unconscious. See more »

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Edited into Automan: Automan (1983) See more »

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Beat It
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Written by Michael Jackson
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very good, if cheesy at times
25 October 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I did watch Manimal a couple of years back. And also got the opportunity to do so again only last year when it was repeated on Bravo. I really would love to see someone taking the concept from this series and make it into a single movie instead. If the film was made I would suggest a certain actor who plays Memphis in Happy Feet. Also a strengthening of the female love interest would probably be advised for a 21st century audience. As was said before, I did really enjoy this series. It is quite a pity that it wasn't explored as a concept a little more. What with digital effects being prevalent now, it would be quite a shame if this series was just forgotten about.


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