September 16, 2006 – The Animated Series Handy Manny Premieres on Playhouse Disney
“Hola, Handy Manny’s repair shop, you break it, we fix it!”
On September 16, 2006, the educational animated series Handy Manny premiered on the Playhouse Disney programming block on Disney Channel. The series featured Latino character Manny Garcia, a handyman that works in the multicultural neighborhood of Sheetrock Hills to fix various problems. The show helped teach children problem-solving and conflict resolution skills, as well as basic Spanish words and phrases. The series ran for 113 episodes, and was created by Roger Bollen, Marilyn Sadler, and Rick Gitelson. The series featured Wilmer Valderrama as Manny, Carlos Alazraqui as Felipe, Dee Bradley Baker as Turner, Nike Futterman as Stretch and Squeeze, Tom Kenny as Mr. Lopart and Pat, Kath Soucie as Dusty, Fred Stoller as Rusty, Nancy Truman as Kelly, and Grey DeLisle as Flicker.