Its hard to say exactly what it is, but there is somthing about Rob Schneider that makes him very entertaining and even funny. I guess you would expect cheap gags from his movies, and 'The Animal' really pulls it off well.
Marvin Mange is a police file clerk who dreams of becoming a 'proper' police man, but is never quite up to scratch. On day when the whole station is empty, Marvin recieves an emergency phone call and rushs off to save the person involved. However he soon finds himself flying off the road and falling hundreds of feet to the bottom of a cliff.
He is found after a few days by a mad scientist who puts his very mangled body back together with animal parts. Marvin doesn't realise at first, until he starts to develop animal like qualities: an increased sense of smell, can run at sixty miles an hour etc.
Things get even worse when some local cows are attacked and mutilated, as well as one of the farmers themselves. Marvin thinks that it is him, as do the local people, who begin a huge manhunt to kill the 'manbeast'. However, is Marvin the only experiment of the mad scientist, or could there be others?
Rob Schneider is brilliant in his role as the mad Marvin Mange who begins turing into an animal, quite literally. Colleen Haskell plays the very sexy pet shop lady, Rianna, who seems to like Marvin despite his obvious animal tendancies. John C. McGinley plays the very muscley but very nasty Sergant Sisk. Michael Caton plays the mad scientist, Dr Wilder, who uses animal parts to put Marvin back together. We also see Adam Sandler in a camero role, just as Rob Schneider cameros for Sandler in both 'The Waterboy', and 'Little Nicky'.
Overall, 'The Animal' is a very entertaining movie that relies mainly on pretty cheap gags, but still works and is quite funny. With some nice extra features including deleted scenes, a commentary, a trailer and even a game, this DVD itslef is a good buy. If you are a fan of Rob Schneider, or Adam Sandler (because the humour is very similar, and he appears in it) then this movie is for you.