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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Wynn Irwin ...
George Loros ...
Drew's Date
Col. Hunt
Robert Carricart ...
Old man
Del Hinkley ...
Maitre D'


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 <>

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Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi





Release Date:

30 September 1983 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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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 »


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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10 September 2004 | by (Liverpool-England) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this as a young kid and thinking it was one of the best shows on the earth but so many years on when i ask people about it they cant remember it at all. Just the idea of a man fighting crime by changing into different animals is amazing. The special effects if i remember correctly were really good for around that time and although people were going on about Knight Rider, Street Hawk, Airwolf and the likes this by far outclassed them on all fronts. I'm am glad that i have eventually found it so i can prove to all those people that doubted me it really was a program. Only if it was on general release to buy, if it is out there somewhere to buy could someone point me to a link?

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