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Handy Manny - Tooling Around
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When you're Tooling Around with Manny and his boisterous bunch of tools, you'll find messages of teamwork, friendship and community." -- From the DVD backing
My son's a bit older than the probably target age range for Handy Manny, but he still enjoys the colorful animation and crazy antics of Manny, tools and the citizens of Sheetrock Hills (I think it's hilarious how Mr. Loport's comb-over is always getting flipped!)
This particular DVD has a 55 minute run-time and features these five episodes:
1. Squeeze's Day Off (The only never-before-seen episode)
2. Amigo Grande
3. A Sticky Fix
4. Pat the Screwdriver
There are two games: "Build it with Handy Manny" and "Set-Top Game".
If your kids like Bob Builder--or even Dora the Explorer--they'll likely love this DVD! (Spanish words are often peppered throughout the dialogue.) There are subtitles on Tooling around, as well.
Why this show? Because it displays some very good values without being preachy. Teamwork, honesty, integrity, and work ethic (not to mention a little spanish). Not to be all socio-political, but it also shows how to respect people of all social and economic classes. It's a very well written show for a young children's show, and I don't mean deep character development or anything like that. More like the pacing of the show is smooth with very few hiccups to move the simple story along.
The computer animation has a softer tone to it that makes me wonder if they were using some cell shading to give it the "cartoon" look and feel. Either way it's easy on the eyes. It looks like this DVD will have three episodes of the show plus a bonus, never before seen episode (Sweeze's Day off). Not much else besides and interactive game, but then again most parents get these DVDs to occupy their kid's time with the show, not the special features.
Overall its a pretty decent movie, and a nice change of pace from watching Spongebob repeatedly... ;( It has enough of an educational aspect that I think its worth it. My nephew seems to enjoy it and hes learning the names of tools and the idea of what they are used for so its good for that purpose.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
With Manny and his tools on the job, fun is always just around the corner! A great example of teamwork!!!Published 3 months ago by The Flea
The dvd arrived to me warped and would not play in my player my kids were heartbroken, demanding a full refund, and the whole thing sucks and I am very disappointed and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lauri Davis