HANDY MANNY: FIXING IT RIGHT
Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
BY KEVIN CARR
Playhouse Disney’s answer to Bob the Builder is the friendly fix-it fella’ Handy Manny. This character is the best handyman in the town of Sheet Rock Hills, and he uses his box of tools (all with their own personalities) to help his fellow citizens.
Handy Manny’s latest DVD adventure is “Fixing it Right,” featuring five episodes from the Playhouse Disney series. While not as sophisticated of an animated experience as other Playhouse Disney shows, “Handy Manny” does have a certain charm.
Voiced by Wilmer Valderrama of “That 70s Show,” Handy Manny is almost annoyingly nice, but he teaches a good disposition to kids watching the show. In the latest DVD, he helps the townspeople with a selection of problems, including a fear of heights, a jammed forklift and a broken jungle gym.
Manny always knows what’s best, and it’s his overly rambunctious tools that often cause problems. However, Manny always saves the day with advice on friendly, safety and caring.
The DVD comes with a “Fix it with Handy Manny” set-top game, appropriate for preschoolers watching the series.