Title: "Handy Manny"
Network: Disney Junior Channels and Disney Junior programming blocks on Disney Channels in the U.S. and around the world.
Original Premiere: September 16, 2006
Regular Timeslot: Weekdays (12:30 p.m., ET/PT) and Weekends (7:00 a.m., ET/PT) on the 24-hour Disney Junior channel; various timeslots on the Disney Junior programming block on Disney Channel
Parental Guideline: TV-Y
Synopsis: Imagen Award-nominated "Handy Manny," an innovative multicultural series about making things work, is designed to infuse young viewers with an enthusiasm to take on life's challenges while teaching them basic Spanish words and phrases and exposing them to aspects of Latin culture. Set in the multicultural community of Sheet Rock Hills, the stories follow Manny Garcia, a friendly handyman who has a feisty and sometimes bickering set of talking tools (Felipe, Pat, Squeeze, Rusty, Stretch, Turner, Dusty and the recently introduced, Flicker), but together, they eagerly assist neighbors by taking on their fix-it projects, no matter how big or small. Along the way, Manny and his friends model conflict resolution and problem solving skills as part of Disney Junior's mission to help kids imagine, learn and grow up well-rounded.
Created by: Roger Bollen and Marilyn Sadler
Developed for Television by: Rick Gitelson
Executive Producers: Rick Gitelson, Roger Bollen, Marilyn Sadler
Story Editor: Rick Gitelson
Director: Charles E. Bastien
Voice Director: Maria Estrada
Producer: Pam Lehn
Voice Cast: Wilmer Valderrama as Manny
Carlos Alazraqui as Felipe
Dee Bradley Baker as Turner
Grey Delisle as Flicker
Nika Futterman as Stretch and Squeeze
Tom Kenny as Mr. Lopart and Pat
Kath Soucie as Dusty
Fred Stoller as Rusty
Nancy Truman as Kelly
Guest Stars: Lance Bass, Jim Belushi, Rosario Dawson, Giada De Laurentiis, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kris Kristofferson, Shelley Morrison, Ana Ortiz, Donny Osmond, Marion Ross, Paul Sorvino, Sean Valentine, Weird Al Yankovic, Michael York
Songs: "Handy Manny" Theme Song
Performed by Los Lobos
"We Work Together" and "Hop Up, Jump In"
Words by Rick Gitelson; music by Randy Miller
Performed by "Handy Manny" Cast
Production Company: Nelvana Limited in association with Disney Channel
Press Contact: Dana Green