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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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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At the end, when the black panther (Jonathan Chase transformed) is untying Brooke, the 2nd close-up on the hands shows that the person is facing the panther but Brooke has her hands tied behind her back, against the post. 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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Too much recycling of footage
8 April 2001 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Alas, the producers evidently could not afford new first-class special effects every week, so the man-to-animal transformations, though impressive the first time you saw them, were quickly worn out by re-use. But the idea was a good one and I hope that one of these years we'll see a remake.


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