HANDY MANNY: TOOLING AROUND
MOVIE: ** (out of 5)
DVD EXPERIENCE: *1/2 (out of 5)
Wilmer Valderrama as MANNY
BY KEVIN CARR
I’ll admit that I’m pretty critical of preschool programming on television today. It’s not that I’m easily offended. Quite the opposite, really. I quickly tire of shows that are so nice with no excitement whatsoever.
“Handy Manny” is one of those shows that just gets on my nerves. I understand that it’s an excellent show that teaches safety, sharing and friendship to young viewers, but it’s just so sweet that I can’t take too much of it in one sitting.
However, fans of the show will enjoy “Handy Manny: Tooling Around,” new to DVD this fall. The story follows handyman Manny and his set of talking tools. When something in town needs fixed, people call on Manny to help. He’s good with his hands and his tools, and together they can find a solution.
“Handy Manny: Tooling Around” comes with five ten-minute episodes from the Playhouse Disney show. The only special feature included on the disc is the “Build It With Handy Manny” set-top game, which is actually more entertaining than the show itself (although the music did get on my nerves after a while).