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Handy Manny
GenreChildren's television series
Created by
Directed byCharles E. Bastien
Voices of
Opening theme"Handy Manny Theme Song" performed by Los Lobos
Ending theme"Handy Manny Theme Song" (Instrumental)
Composers
Country of origin
  • United States
  • Canada
Original languagesEnglish
Spanish
No. of seasons3[1]
No. of episodes113 (208 segments) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
ProducersVanessa Tilley
Jane Sobol
Running time30 minutes
Production companyNelvana
Original release
NetworkPlayhouse Disney (2006–2011)
Disney Junior (2011–2013)
ReleaseSeptember 16, 2006 (2006-09-16) –
February 14, 2013 (2013-02-14)

Handy Manny is an animated children's television series that premiered with its first two episodes consecutively on September 16, 2006[2] originally as part of Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney block. The show was created by Roger Bollen and Marilyn Sadler, and developed for TV by Rick Gitelson. The show's animation was produced by the Canada-based animation studio Nelvana, and features the additional voice talents of Dee Bradley Baker, Tom Kenny, Fred Stoller, Nika Futterman, Kath Soucie, Carlos Alazraqui, Grey DeLisle, and Nancy Truman. The theme song is performed by Los Lobos.

Overview

Set in the town of Sheetrock Hills, the titular character, Manny, is a handyman who owns a workshop where he works with his anthropomorphic talking tools. Most thirty-minute episodes contain two stories. They typically begin with Manny and the tools interacting in Manny's repair shop. While there, someone, usually needing something repaired or assembled, calls Manny, who answers, "Hola, Handy Manny's Repair Shop. You break it..." and then the Tools shout "We fix it!" After hearing who needs help where, Manny and the Tools sing "Hop Up, Jump In" while the Tools hop into his tool box. In each episode (except for Uncle Manny, the only episode where Mr. Lopart isn't seen at all) when Manny and the Tools leave for the repair, they see Mr. Lopart with his pet cat Fluffy in front of (or inside) his 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, often being deliberately caused by Fluffy. Once Manny and the tools arrive at the repair site, they collaborate on the best way to fix the broken item. Manny then goes to Kelly's hardware store where she almost always has the item that they need. Once they have the items needed for the repair, they go back to the work-site and sing "Fix It Right" while performing the repairs. In each episode, the item is fixed.

Episodes

Main article: List of Handy Manny episodes

SeasonSegmentsEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
15025September 16, 2006 (2006-09-16)October 8, 2007 (2007-10-08)Playhouse Disney
27441October 27, 2007 (2007-10-27)October 4, 2009 (2009-10-04)
3384719November 7, 2009 (2009-11-07)January 17, 2011 (2011-01-17)
5427February 14, 2011 (2011-02-14)February 14, 2013 (2013-02-14)Disney Junior

Characters

Special guests

Special guest stars in the series have included...

Release

Dubbed versions

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The series not only aired Spanish-Dubbed versions of its episodes on the "Disney Junior en Univision" sub-block on Univision's Planeta U block (weekends from May 31, 2014 to May 26, 2018), but also aired Russian-Dubbed versions of its episode on Disney Channel Russia's Recognition Disney (later Disney Recognition) block, and also Hebrew-Dubbed versions of its episodes on Hop! Channel,[8] all alongside Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (the block on Disney Channel Russia had the exact same logos as Playhouse Disney (with the exception of the block using the former branding) and Disney Junior (with the exception of the block using the latter branding). When the series was released on Disney+, several dubbed versions (whose languages were derived from Latin) were made available. Languages of these dubs include (but might not be limited to) Spanish, European and Brazilian Portuguese, Norwegian, French, Dutch, Danish and Swedish. TV5 aired the series dubbed in Tagalog as part of It's "Disney Clubhouse/Disney Club" line-up.

Home media

Nine DVD compilations have been released.

DVD title Release date Episodes Other information
Region 2 Region 1
Tooling Around January 25, 2010 August 21, 2007 "Squeeze's Day Off"
"Amigo Grande"
"A Sticky Fix"
"Pat the Screwdriver"
Supremoguy
Fixing It Right TBA February 19, 2008 "Manny to the Rescue"
"Felipe Strikes Out"
"Pat's Big Idea"
"Rusty to the Rescue"
"Detective Dusty"
Manny's Pet Roundup July 6, 2009 August 5, 2008 "Lyle and Leland Lopart"
"Blackout on the Block"
"Squeeze Makes a Promise"
"Pet Problem"
"Kitty Sitting"
"Gopher Help"
"Renaldo's Pretzel Castle"
All the episodes in this DVD are related to animals and pets.
Manny's Green Team TBA March 31, 2009 "Saving the Turtles"
"Science Fair"
"Manny Goes Solar"
"Light Work"
"Bloomin' Tools"
All the episodes in this DVD are related to recycling and caring for the earth.
A Very Handy Holiday November 2, 2009 TBA "A Very Handy Holiday"
"Have a Handy New Year"
Language: English

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

Motorcycle Adventure TBA December 1, 2009 "Motorcycle Adventure"
"A Very Handy Holiday"
Big Race TBA April 20, 2010 "Big Race"
"Fast Eddie's Scooter"
"Bunny in the Basement"
Happy Birthday! April 26, 2010 TBA "Cinco-De-Mayo" "Piñata Party"
"Skateboard Park"
Big Construction Job November 7, 2010 November 16, 2010 "Big Construction Job"/"Good Fences"/"Butterflies"

See also

References

  1. ^ "News". News.toonzone.net. Retrieved July 31, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "The Seattle Times: Television: Kids will find a lot to like in this fall's new TV shows". Seattle Times. September 9, 2006. Retrieved September 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "Behind The Voice Actors – Handy Manny". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved March 23, 2015.
  4. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman and Littlefield. p. 264. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  5. ^ a b c d e Terrace 2008, p. 428
  6. ^ a b Madden, John (January 23, 2010). "Mr. Lopart and SpongeBob stop by: a chat with voiceover legend Tom Kenny". Wired. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  7. ^ Rudolph, Joyce (February 6, 2010). "The active voice". Burbank Leader. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  8. ^ "Univision Network Adds Disney Junior Hit Series "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" and "Handy Manny" to its "Planeta U" Saturday Morning Children's Block". Univision. June 3, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2021.
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