Handy Manny

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

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“Handy Manny” is an animated children’s television series that aired on Playhouse Disney (later rebranded as Disney Junior) from September 16, 2006, to February 14, 2013. The show was created by Roger Bollen and Marilyn Sadler.

The series centers around Manny Garcia (voiced by Wilmer Valderrama), a friendly and skilled handyman who lives in the multicultural town of Sheetrock Hills. Manny is always ready to lend a helping hand to his friends and neighbors, both human and anthropomorphic tools.

Each episode features Manny receiving calls for help from various residents of Sheetrock Hills, who present him with problems or tasks that need fixing. Manny is accompanied by his trusty toolbox and a group of talking tools, including Felipe the Phillips head screwdriver, Turner the flat-head screwdriver, Pat the hammer, Squeeze the pliers, Dusty the saw, and Rusty the wrench. Together, they work as a team to solve the problems and complete the tasks at hand.

“Handy Manny” is known for its emphasis on problem-solving, teamwork, and the value of community. The show introduces young viewers to basic repair and building concepts while also promoting important social and emotional skills, such as empathy, communication, and cooperation.

The series celebrates diversity, as Sheetrock Hills is a multicultural community where characters of various backgrounds and nationalities coexist and support one another.

“Handy Manny” received positive reviews for its engaging storytelling, colorful animation, and educational content. The show’s catchy theme song, “Hop up, jump in! Come on, let’s go!” became a memorable and beloved tune for its young audience.

The show’s focus on practical skills and social values made it popular among preschool-aged children and parents looking for entertaining and educational programming. “Handy Manny” remains a cherished show in the Disney Junior lineup, leaving a lasting impact on children’s television programming.


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Cast:

  • Wilmer Valderrama: Manny
  • Dee Bradley Baker: Turner
  • Tom Kenny: Mr Lopart, Pat, Sneeze
  • Fred Stoller: Rusty
  • Nika Futterman: Squeeze, Stretch
  • Kath Soucie: Dusty
  • Carlos Alazraqui: Felipe, Spinner
  • Grey DeLisle: Flicker
  • Nancy Truman: Kelly

Crew:

  • Creators: Roger Bollen, Marilyn Sadler and Rick Gitelson
  • Director: Ted Bastien
  • Executive Producers: Pam Lehn and Rick Gitelson
  • Producers: Vanessa Tilley and Jane Sobol

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