“Manimal” Getting Remade Because We Really Needed Another 80s Property Remade as a Comedy

So I know you were saying to yourself “We definitely haven’t remade enough things from the eighties as dumb action comedies.” Or maybe you have good taste and weren’t.

Either way, that’s what you’re getting!

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are remaking Manimal. Now, some of you may not know what Manimal even is, but apparently you can remake stuff these days that only had the cultural significance of a mayfly. Manimal, at its most basic, was a short lived TV show about a guy who had the power to turn into Animals and fought crime. Only eight episodes aired ever, and it faded into the past.

Where it belonged.

But as Starsky and Hutch and 21 Jump Street proved, making dumb jokes about our dated past sells tickets. And as apparently every good property had been torn apart, the ones no one liked in the first place are fair game.

What’s next, the inevitable “Super Train” remake?


Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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