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Manimal lives again…again!

Manimal Dr. Jonathan Chase

A future where apes have evolved from Manimals???

Looks like that long-rumored Manimal movie has become a reality thanks to Will Ferrell and Adam McKay adopting it as their own! As a long-time Manimal fan (I have vivid memories of watching it as a small child and then being saddened when it vanished forever), I look forward to this news with great joy in my heart. You might say I am an Manimaniac!

If you need some quick Manimal facts, read on: Professor Jonathan Chase has learned the secret technique of transforming into any animal he wants, and uses this power to fight crime. He most often transforms from man to a hawk or a panther (as those were the two makeup effects they did full transformation work with), but would often become other animals. I remember one episode he became a bull just so he could knock a door open. Manimal lasted 8 whole episodes and then vanished into the night, never to be seen again except via jokes on MST3K. Oh, and also the episode of Night Man that Manimal guest starred on. Which was awesome! Because: Manimal!

Another fact about Night Man – the show had a tie-in Marvel comic, which resulted in Night Man wandering around in the Marvel Universe. Which since he met Manimal means Manimal is part of the Marvel Universe! Maybe Manimal can join the Avengers! Even more awesome, Manimal and Automan take place in the same universe, because Manimal and Automan each had an identical scene take place in one of their episodes, and both were Glen A. Larson productions! Could Night Man and Automan show up in Manimal? What about other Glen A. Larson productions, like Knight Rider or B. J. and the Bear? Manimal could even become the Bear (who is a chimp!)

Needless to say, there is a whole world of potential here, and it will be hilarious, so I give this the Manimaniac Seal of Approval, which means I turn into an actual seal.

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - July 24, 2014 at 3:07 pm

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Manimal transforming into a feature film!

Manimal is a show I actually watched as a kid and loved a lot, even though it was terrible and cancelled quickly. In fact, it was one of my first lessons in shows getting canceled. But you can’t keep a good manimal down, and Manimal is back, Jack! In movie form!

Sony is looking to make this a live action/CG hybrid film. Aside from series creator Glen A. Larson getting a producer credit, nothing else is known about the project and no writers or director are attached.

A little known fact about Manimal, only 8 episodes (including the tv movie pilot) were aired, but Dr. Jonathan Chase/Manimal returned for an episode of Night Man. Further proof that Manimal can’t die. I remember Manimal transforming into a panther and a hawk, and a cow once. According to wikipedia he was a dolphin once. I’m sure that means there is fanfic turning him into Darwin from SeaQuest DSV. And speaking of SeaQuest DSV, where is our SeaQuest DSV movie? I demand answers!!!

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - September 17, 2012 at 1:03 pm

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