Handy Manny (partially found unaired pilot of Playhouse Disney CGI animated series; 2005)
Handy Manny is a CGI-animated children's series that was created by Roger Bollen, Marilyn Sadler, and Rick Gitelson, and produced by Buena Vista Television and Nelvana Enterprises. It ran from September 16th, 2006 to February 14th, 2011 on Playhouse Disney, then ran on Disney Junior (Playhouse Disney's replacement) until February 14th, 2013.
History[edit | edit source]
In 2005, an 11-minute pilot was created for the series. Unlike the main series, which was animated by Two Presidents Productions, the pilot was animated by DKP Studios (now known as Jam Filled Toronto). The pilot also used standard 3-D animation instead of cel-shading, and had more simplistic sets, the plot was mostly different from the final show, and it was eventually scrapped when another company (Nelvana) took over the show.
Plot Details[edit | edit source]
Marilyn Sadler confirmed some plot details in the pilot. In the pilot Manny worked outside of his house instead of having a workshop and Mr. Lopart was Manny's nextdoor neighbor. No more information is known about the pilot.
Availability[edit | edit source]
The only video footage of this pilot can be seen in a demo reel from DKP Studios' official website. Aside from a resume of CG artist Kyran Kelly, who directed the pilot, little information can be found.
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See Also[edit | edit source]
Disney Channel[edit | edit source]
- Welcome to Pooh Corner (partially found Disney Channel live-action puppet series; 1983-1986)
- Dumbo's Circus (partially found Disney Channel live action puppet series; 1985-1986)
- Fish Hooks (partially found unreleased pilot of Disney Channel animated series; 2009)
Playhouse Disney[edit | edit source]
- Adventures in Nutrition with Captain Carlos (partially found Playhouse Disney animated short series; 2004-2007)
- Bear in the Big Blue House (partially lost original English audio of Playhouse Disney puppet series; 1997-2006)
- Breakfast with Bear (partially found episodes of Playhouse Disney spin-off series; 2005-2006)
- Bear in the Big Blue House "Water, Water Everywhere" (lost unaired pilot of Disney Channel puppet series; 1997)
- Stanley (found unaired pilot episode of Playhouse Disney animated series; 1999)
- Out of the Box (partially lost Playhouse Disney children's series; 1998-2004)
- The Book of Pooh (found Playhouse Disney puppet series; 2001-2004)
- Playhouse Disney UK (partially lost interstitial material of children's TV channel; 1999-2006)
- PB&J Otter (partially found original credits sequences of Playhouse Disney animated series; 1998-2000)
- Little Einsteins (lost second pitch pilot of Playhouse Disney animated series; existence unconfirmed; 2004)
Disney Junior[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
Reference[edit | edit source]
- Zerply profile for animator Michael Halley. Retrieved 16 Oct '20