ALF Movie in Development at Sony Animation August 13, 2012 The sarcastic alien with a penchant for eating cats is back. THR has learned that Sony Animation has acquired the rights to the classic 1980s sitcom ‘ALF’ with plans to develop the property into a CG/live action hybrid feature. Airing from 1986 to 1990, the show centred on a loveable, sarcastic, furry alien from planet Melmac who crash landed on Earth and took up with the Tanners, a suburban family. The series spawned a TV movie, animated series, comic books and even a TV talk-show. Jordan Kerner, who worked on the CG/live action hybrid reboot of ‘The Smurfs,’ is producing the project with show creators Tom Patchett and Paul Fusco, the voice and puppeteer of the title character.