Sony Morphing <i>Manimal</i> Into Movie

Sony Pictures Animation is all about reinventing old-school properties these days. After the success the studio had combining live-action and CGI in The Smurfs it has since added Alf, Popeye and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Manimal to its upcoming slate of films.

While Manimal might not rank up there with those other properties in popular, the 1983 NBC series has gained a cult status. The show followed the adventures of Dr. Jonathan Chase as he helped the police solve crimes by turning into various animals.

Sony Pictures Animation is looking for writers, but producer Glen A. Larson, who produced the original series, is attached. The idea, presumably, is to use CGI for the morphing effects instead of the surprisingly good practical ones employed on the show.

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