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

Handy Manny is a CGI-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. On Valentine's Day 2011, the series moved to the Disney Junior block, which served as Playhouse Disney's replacement.

The titular character, as well as his counterpart from old Sheetrock Hills, are both voiced by Wilmer Valderrama.[3] The show was created by Roger Bollen and Marilyn Sadler, and developed for TV by Rick Gitelson. The show's animation was produced by Canada-based 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.


The series is set in the fictional town of Sheetrock Hills where the titular character, Manny (whose full name is Manuel Esteves Garcia III), a handyman who owns a workshop where he works with his anthropomorphic talking tools. It is unknown exactly where this town is located, but there are a multitude of Spanish speaking residents within it and the town is surrounded by tropical plants and ocean water (as seen in the Main Title Theme of every episode and as well as seen sometimes during the end of them). This would place Sheetrock Hills in Ventura County in California, as the hills seen in the Main Title Themes are similar to the Simi Hills mountains of Ventura County as well as Los Angeles County, California. Whether this was a coincidence or done on purpose is unknown.[citation needed] 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. 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.


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


Special guests

Special guest stars in the series have included...


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.

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"
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


  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. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman and Littlefield. p. 264. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  4. ^ "Behind The Voice Actors – Handy Manny". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved March 23, 2015.
  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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