I’ve watched a lot of TV shows during the ’80s, many of them from uber prolific producer Glen A. Larson, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard of “Manimal”, which apparently ran for one year in 1983 on NBC.
The original show starred Simon MacCorkindale as Jonathan Chase, a wealthy doctor with a mysterious past who can also morph into different animals. And why, you ask, would he do such a thing? Why, to fight crime, of course. What else would you do with super awesome animal morphing powers?
With that kind of a kooky premise, it’s probably no surprise that the movie version of “Manimal” will combine live-action actors with CG effects. The film will be coming to you courtesy of Sony Pictures Animation, who hit it big last year with “The Smurfs”, and currently has a similar live-action/CG take on “ALF” in the works.
Like I said, I never saw the show, but apparently it was something of a cult hit. Then again, it did get canned after one year, so maybe calling it a “hit” anything is a tad misleading.
Here’s the show’s intro theme for those of you, like me, who never saw it
Via : THR