'Manimal' Might be Coming to the Big Screen

by Damon Houx September 17, 2012 @ 5:50 PM
The premise of 'Manimal' - the NBC show from 1983 that ran a scant eight episodes - was that main character Dr. Jonathan Chase (played by Simon MacCorkindale) could turn into any animal of his choosing, and did so to fight crime. He is a Man-Animal, or Manimal for short. For anyone who wasn't around when the show hit the air, the only reason why you might know of it is because the title became a punchline. That hasn't deterred Sony Pictures Animation, who are looking to turn it into a movie.