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Handy Manny
HandyManny.jpg
Handy Manny and his friendly tools
Genre Animation, Preschool edutainment
Created by Roger Bollen
Marilyn Sadler
Rick Gitelson
Directed by Ted Bastien
Voices of Wilmer Valderrama
Tom Kenny
Dee Bradley Baker
Fred Stoller
Nika Futterman
Kath Soucie
Carlos Alazraqui
Grey DeLisle (season 2+)
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
Spanish
No. of seasons 3[1]
No. of episodes 67 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Pam Lehn
Producer(s) Vanessa Tilley, Jane Sobol
Production company(s) Walt Disney Television Animation
Nelvana
Distributor Buena Vista International Television
Broadcast
Original channel Playhouse Disney
Original run September 16, 2006 (2006-09-16) – present
External links
Official website

Handy Manny is a animated children's television program launched in 2006, part of the Playhouse Disney morning block of the Disney Channel. The show features the adventures of Manny Garcia, a bilingual Hispanic handyman, and his anthropomorphic, talking tools. It also teaches young children the beginnings of Spanish and the importance of cultural diversity. A bilingual French version premiered June 3, 2009 on Teletoon alongside the original version.

The show was created by Roger Bollen, Marilyn Sadler and Emmy Award-winning writer and producer Rick Gitelson. The animation is produced by Toronto-based Nelvana and features the voice performances of Wilmer Valderrama, Tom Kenny, Dee Bradley Baker, Fred Stoller, Nika Futterman, Kath Soucie and Carlos Alazraqui. In 2008, Grey DeLisle was added to the main voice cast. Special guest stars in the series have included Lance Bass, Kurtwood Smith, Shelley Morrison, Fred Willard, Penn Jillette, Jane Lynch, Jon Polito, Ashley Parker Angel, Brian George, Snoop Dogg, Shannon Durig, Marion Ross, Henry Winkler, and Bob Glouberman. The theme song is performed by Los Lobos.

Contents

Synopsis

Handy Manny is set in the fictional town of Sheetrock Hills – a play on the genericized trademark for drywall in the United States – where the titular character, Manny, owns a repair shop along with his anthropomorphic talking tools. Most 30-minute episodes contain two stories. Each story typically begins with Manny and the tools interacting in Manny's repair shop. While at the shop, someone calls Manny, and he answers the phone "Hola, Handy Manny's repair shop, you break it" and then the tools shout "We fix it". The caller usually needs something repaired or assembled. Manny and the Tools sing "Hop up, Jump in"while the Tools hop into his tool box. In most episodes when Manny and the Tools leave for the repair, they see Mr. Lopart and his pet cat Fluffy in front of their candy store. Mr. Lopart would try to do something on his own without any prior experience. Manny offers him to help but Mr Lopart says that he doesn't need any help, after Manny and the Tools leave the item Mr. Lopart was building would malfunction and cause a mess. Once Manny and the tools get to the repair, they collaborate on the best way to fix the broken item. Manny then goes to Kelly's hardware store where she always has the item that they need. Once they have the item for the repair they go back to the worksite and sing "We Work Together" while performing the repair.

Characters

Businesses

Episodes

Handy Manny's Motorcycle Adventure

A Handy Manny primetime special has been announced. It takes viewers along on Manny’s exciting and unexpected road trip to his family reunion. The special features four new songs including “Rolling” performed by renowned East Los Angeles rockers Los Lobos. Guest voices include Donny Osmond as a farmer and Kris Kristofferson as a gas station owner, called Pops. [2]

Handy Manny's School for Tools

On June 1st, 2009, it was announced that more animated shorts had been ordered for airing in January 25th, 2010, being titled Handy Manny's School for Tools. The show will introduce 11 new tools (20 in total) as their names are given: Spinner the power drill, Zip the power socket wrench, Sneeze the shop vac, Ticks and Totts the socket wrenches, Pinzas the pair of needle-nose pliers, Roland the tool chest, Beamer the laser level and a family trio of crescent wrenches - father Lefty, mother Lily and their son, Junior.

International broadcasting

  • United States: Disney Channel: The show is aired in the block Playhouse Disney.
  • Australia and New Zealand: Playhouse Disney: Brought intact from the original version and currently only available on subscriber television providers Foxtel and Austar in Australia, and SKY and TV2 in New Zealand.
  • Canada: Playhouse Disney and Family Channel: Title is not translated. As in other countries it is bilingual. The Canadian English version of the channel is bought intact from the original version. The Canadian French version has the main language translated into French.
  • Denmark: Playhouse Disney: Title is not translated. main language is Danish and the Spanish words are translated into English. Original soundtrack (English / Spanish) usually broadcast in digital cable and digital satellite along with Swedish/English and Norwegian/English versions.
  • France: Playhouse Disney Channel: Translated as Manny et ses outils (Manny and his tools), the series is still bilingual, but the main language is translated into French.
  • Germany: Playhouse Disney: Translated as Meister Manny (Master Manny), the series is still bilingual, but the main language is German and the few words in Spanish.
  • Greece: ET1: Translated as O Μαστοράκος (O Mastorakos), the series is bilingual, but the main language is Greek and the few words in Spanish are translated into English.
  • Israel: HOP!: translated as Nadav Yadey Zahav (Nadav Golden Hands), the English and the Spanish are both translated into Hebrew.
  • Italy: Playhouse Disney: Translated as Manny Tuttofare (Manny Handyperson), the series is still bilingual, but the main language is Italian and the few words in Spanish are translated into English.
  • Japan: Playhouse Disney: Translated as おたすけマニー  (Otasuke Manii or Helping Manny), is bilingual, but the main language is Japanese and the Spanish words are translated into English. However, the original version (English/Spanish) can also be heard if the television is equipped with a selectable bilingual function.
  • Latin America: Playhouse Disney Channel: Translated as Manny a la Obra, the series is still bilingual format, but inverting the English and Spanish languages. Thus Manny speaks mostly Spanish with a few words in English.
  • Brazil: Playhouse Disney Channel: Translated as Manny, Mãos a Obra, the series is still bilingual format, but inverting the English and Spanish languages. But the main language is Portuguese.
  • Malaysia: Playhouse Disney: Not translated but the main language is available in English and Bahasa Melayu. Also formerly aired on TV2 in 2009.
  • Portugal: Disney Channel: Translated as Manny Mãozinhas, the English are both translated into Portuguese. But the Spanish is no translated. The Show is aired in the block Playhouse Disney.
  • Spain: Playhouse Disney: Translated as Manny Manitas, similar to the Latin America format.
  • Sweden: Playhouse Disney: Translated as Händige Manny, the series is still bilingual, but the main language is Swedish and the Spanish words are translated into English.
  • United Kingdom: Playhouse Disney: Brought intact from the original version and currently only available on the subscriber television providers BSkyB and Virgin Media
  • Europe: Jetix Play: The Title is not translated but the few words in Spanish are translated into English.
  • Central and Eastern Europe: Disney Channel: The Title is not translated but the main language is Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Bulgarian and Romanian in the block Playhouse Disney.
  • South Africa: Disney Channel: The programme is brought intact from the original version and is only available on the subscriber television DStv. It airs daily in the Playhouse Disney block.
  • Turkey. Disney Channel. Turkish Language Tamirci Manny

DVD releases

Six DVD compilations have been released and one upcoming:

DVD Title Release Date Episodes Link (Amazon) Other Information
Region 2 Region 1
Handy Manny: Tooling Around 25 January 2010 21 August 2007 Squeeze’s Day Off
Amigo Grande
A Sticky Fix
Pat The Screwdriver
Supremoguy
US Link
Handy Manny: Fixing It Right TBA 19 February 2008 Rusty To The Rescue UK Link

US Link

Handy Manny: Manny's Pet Roundup 6 July 2009 5 August 2008 Squeeze Makes A Promise
Pet Problem
Kitty Sitting
Gopher Help
Renaldo's Pretzel Castle
Daisy's Pet Project
UK Link

US Link

All the episodes in this DVD are related to animals and pets.
Handy Manny: Manny's Green Team TBA 31 March 2009 Saving The Turtles
Science Fair
Arbor Day
US Link All the episodes in this DVD are related to recycling and caring for the earth.
Handy Manny: A Very Handy Holiday 2 November 2009 TBA A Very Handy Holiday UK Link Language: English

Subtitles: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch.

Handy Manny: Handy Manny's Motorcycle Adventure TBA 1 December 2009 Handy Manny's Motorcycle Adventure US Link
Handy Manny: Manny's Big Race TBA 20 April 2010 US Link

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