Handy Manny

Handy Manny

Manny (left) and tools (left to right) Squeeze, Turner, Dusty, Stretch, Rusty, Felipe, Pat
Genre Animation
Created by Roger Bollen
Marilyn Sadler
Rick Gitelson
Directed by Ted Bastien
Starring Wilmer Valderrama
Dee Bradley Baker
Tom Kenny
Fred Stoller
Nika Futterman
Kath Soucie
Carlos Alazraqui
Grey DeLisle (season 2+)
Nancy Truman
Opening theme "Handy Manny Theme Song" by Los Lobos
Composer(s) Fernando Rivas
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3[1]
No. of episodes 113 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Pam Lehn
Producer(s) Vanessa Tilley, Jane Sobol
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Nelvana
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Original network Disney Channel (2006–07)
Playhouse Disney (2006–2011)
Disney Junior (2011–13)
Univision (Planeta U)
Picture format 1080i 16:9 (HDTV)
Original release September 16, 2006 (2006-09-16) – February 14, 2013 (2013-02-14)[2]
Related shows Bob the Builder
External links
Official website

Handy Manny is an American-Canadian CGI animated children's television program. It first aired on September 16, 2006 as originally part of Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney daily block intended for preschoolers.[3] On February 14, 2011, it was moved to the Disney Junior block, serving as Playhouse Disney's replacement. The show's title character is voiced by Wilmer Valderrama. Children aged 4–9 were usually the show's audience.

The show was created by Roger Bollen, Marilyn Sadler and Rick Gitelson. The animation is produced by Toronto-based Nelvana and features the voice performances of Valderrama, 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.


Handy Manny (a play on the phrase "handy man") is set in the fictional town of Sheetrock Hills where the titular character, Manny, owns a repair shop along 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 ocean water (as seen in the introduction). Most 30-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 most episodes when Manny and the Tools leave for the repair, they see Mr. Lopart with his pet cat Fluffy in front of 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 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 "We Work Together" while performing the repairs.


Main tools

Recurring tools

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, Shannon Durig, Marion Ross, Chris Rock, James Belushi, Ice-T, Henry Winkler, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Freddy Rodriguez, Ed O'Neil, Denzel Whitaker, Zachary Gordon, Lauren Tom, Rosario Dawson, and Bob Glouberman.

DVD releases

Seven DVD compilations have been released and one upcoming:

DVD title Release date Episodes Other information
Region 2 Region 1
Handy Manny: Tooling Around January 25, 2010 August 21, 2007 Squeeze's Day Off
Amigo Grande
A Sticky Fix
Pat the Screwdriver
Handy Manny: Fixing It Right TBA February 19, 2008 Manny to the Rescue
Felipe Strikes Out
Pat's Big Idea
Rusty to the Rescue
Detective Dusty
Handy Manny: 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.
Handy Manny: 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.
Handy Manny: A Very Handy Holiday November 2, 2009 A Very Handy Holiday
Have a Handy New Year
Language: English

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

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


  1. "News". News.toonzone.net. Retrieved July 31, 2012.
  2. "Handy Manny Episodes". tv.com. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  3. "The Seattle Times: Television: Kids will find a lot to like in this fall's new TV shows". seattletimes.com. Retrieved March 23, 2015.
  4. "Behind The Voice Actors - Handy Manny". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved March 23, 2015.
  5. 1 2 3 4 5 Terrace 2008, p. 428
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