Five kids and an alien with the ability to turn into any beast they touch vs. an army of parasitic aliens who are slowly infiltrating Earth.
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 Jake Berenson (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 Rachel Berenson (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
Boris Cabrera ...
 Marco (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
Nadia-Leigh Nascimento ...
 Cassie (25 episodes, 1998-1999)
Christopher Ralph ...
 Tobias (25 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 Aximili-Esgarrouth-Isthill (21 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 Visser Three / ... (18 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 Tom Berenson (15 episodes, 1998-1999)
Richard Sali ...
 Principal Chapman (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
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My name is Elfangor. I am a prince from the Andalite world. I am dying. My ship has crash-landed on a planet called Earth. This is not the first time my hooves have touched the surface of this vast and beautiful world, but it will be the last. The Yeerks have launched their silent attack on Earth. Yeerks are evil parasites who live in the brains of other species. Now their goal is to enslave every human being on this planet. As I looked into five pairs of innocent human eyes, I knew what I had to do. These young people had no knowledge of the invasion, no idea that some of their closest friends and family members were already under Yeerk control. But they would soon bear the responsibility of saving their entire world. I gave them the power to morph, Andalite technology no other species has ever possessed. Now these humans will be able to use the energy and instincts of any living creature to resist the Yeerks. They can become any animal they touch. Many Andalites have called me a ... Written by <kaapplegate@scholastic.com>

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Unlike in the book series, where any normal clothing the Animorphs wore during morph was either destroyed or left behind, the TV series showed the Animorphs capable of morphing their clothing whenever they transformed; no explanation was given for this, beyond simple dramatic license. See more »

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[Marco complains that he gets all the lame morphs]
Marco: Why can't you be the duck for once?
Jake Berenson: Because I can't afford the bill
Marco: You'd better let me handle the jokes.
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Spin-off Animorphs: Know the Secret (2000) See more »

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Performed by Think Tank
Written by P. MacCormack, T. McKay, S. Clement, T. Vrhovnik and Norman Orenstein (SOCAN)
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Quite different from the books I've read a few years ago, but still worth watching
14 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remembered reading the books I've read when I was a kid and I think I took a view of the episodes of the TV show it was based on, but there are quite some flaws with this film including the part where Tobias revealed that he's the last to morph where as in the book series, he is the first to morph and the part where the Animorphs meet at Cassie's barn after their first alien encounter, they tried out their morphing abilities with Tobias as a hawk. Rachel's animal form was a cat while in the book her animal form was an African elephant, although in this show, she also acquires a lion form and Marco's animal form was a brown rat whilst in the book he never acquired that form.

With the flaws out of the way, there are some good stuff about this show. The acting is great. Shawn Rushmore did great, Brooke Nevin was good, and the rest were terrific. The action for this show is pretty amazing. The special effects aren't that bad including the morphing sequences with our characters and the music (including the theme song) was pretty decent.

Although, not a classic from the late 90s, Animorphs is still a watchable show if fans of the book series could get over it's flaws.


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