Judge David Johnson's handsaw talks to him, but only in his dreams.
Our reviews of Handy Manny: Big Race (published April 30th, 2010), Handy Manny: Fixing It Right (published February 20th, 2008), Handy Manny: Manny's Green Team (published April 9th, 2009), Handy Manny's Motorcycle Adventure (published December 9th, 2009), and Handy Manny: Tooling Around (published August 21st, 2007) are also available.
"Everyone just loves my giant spinning pretzel!'
Handy Manny is back for seven episodes worth of animal high jinks.
• "Lyle and Leland Lopart"
LESSON LEARNED: Helping out your bitter soapbox derby rival will possibly earn you entrance into Heaven.
• "Blackout on the Block"
LESSON LEARNED: No one will mess with you if you're carrying a hammer and saw in the dead of night.
• "Squeeze Makes a Promise"
LESSON LEARNED: Anthropomorphic hand tools may not make the best pet-sitters.
• "Pet Problem"
LESSON LEARNED: If it weren't for the tools, there's an excellent chance Manny would be a ward of the state.
• "Kitty Sitting"
LESSON LEARNED: Mange-ridden street kittens will bring joy to a lonely Spanish man's miserable life.
• "Gopher Help"
LESSON LEARNED: Gophers that can chew through metal are terrifying and should be avoided at all cost.
• "Renaldo's Pretzel Castle"
LESSON LEARNED: Birds are stupid and hungry enough to eat a fake pretzel. They deserve all the harm that will befall them.
Typical Handy Manny action and adventure: He and the tools are called to help out one of the town's many helpless citizens, they bump into an impasse, they talk out a solution, implement it, sing a song, and then…I don't know…retire for an evening of relaxing WD-40 lubrication. The animation is clean and attractive and the storytelling simple, but easy-on-the-brain and values-ridden. You can do worse for your kiddo, especially if you're angling to get the kids speaking some rudimentary Spanish.
The disc: Full frame, 2.0 stereo, an interactive game, and way too many Disney previews.
Give us your feedback!
What's "fair"? Whether positive or negative, our reviews should be unbiased, informative, and critique the material on its own merits.
Scales of Justice
• Interactive Game
Review content copyright © 2008 David Johnson; Site design and review layout copyright © 2013 Verdict Partners LLC. All rights reserved.