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I recall very rough memories about a TV show where a man could transform into animals, which you might help me identify. I watched it a long time ago and it should be a US-show from the 80s or very early 90s.

I don't remember why he did that or why he could do it, I only remember him being able to morph into certain animals, a puma and a hawk, I think. I have a feeling he was some kind of doctor, maybe a psychiatrist. And regarding his looks I remember him looking similar to the faceman from the A-team, at least his haircut (well, who didn't have such a haircut at that time?).

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If you google "TV show about man transforming into animals" you get this page as the first result. – Robert Schultz Apr 10 '12 at 3:35
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Manimal :)

The Wiki page says

While Jonathan had the ability to change himself into any animal, he would transform into a hawk and a black panther in nearly every episode.

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Yep - starring the recently deceased Simon McCorkindale. Rick Baker did the fx, although the budget only allowed for a couple of transformations. Fun times! – Nobby Apr 9 '12 at 2:29
Got it, thank you! – Napoleon Wilson Apr 9 '12 at 12:01
I actually just heard about this from NPR's 'Wait Wait Don't Tell Me' the other day. It looks even more ridiculous than they originally made it sound. – Wayne Werner Aug 12 '15 at 12:54

It looks like it's from the movie The Island of Dr. Moreau, wherein he transforms 2 animals by crossbreeding them I think. Sort of an experiment.

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"Visionaries - Knights of the Magical Light" was an animated tv series where humans would transform into animals like lion etc.

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