Monday, December 7, 2009

Handy Manny: Motorcycle Adventure

This holiday season, the first ever Handy Manny fulllength
story, Handy Manny: Manny’s Motorcycle Adventure is coming to Disney DVD. Available on December 1, this animated cross-country expedition features a thrilling bonus episode, A Very Handy Holiday and new music including an original new song by legendary Latin-rock band Los Lobos. In this road trip adventure, Manny decides to bring his friends and tools along for the ride to a fiesta grande – Manny’s family reunion. With everyone safely aboard his magnificent motorcycle, Manny helps the communities he passes through with fixes and repairs, and
even has time to teach Pat the hammer that families come in all shapes and sizes. With quick teamwork and clever steering, Manny manages to rescue Pat, Squeeze, and Flicker who strayed from the group and get everyone to the reunion on time to partake in the exciting family festivities.

Bonus Episode
A Very Handy Holiday It's the night of Kelly's Winter Holiday Party and Manny and the
tools are finishing up their holiday gift making before they go. But when a series of
emergency holiday repairs are needed all over town, their celebration plans are threatened
and the tools learn that helping others is an even better way to celebrate the holidays.
*”A Very Handy Holiday” includes 3 fun ways to watch and play using your remote
1. Fastplay mode – enjoy the movie without using your remote
2. Adventure mode 1 (ages 2-3) – as you watch the movie, use your remote to answer fun
questions about colors, shapes and sizes.
3. Adventure mode 2 (ages 4-5) – move to a higher level with more challenging questions
using your remote.

Handy Manny wasn't around when my children were younger, but I really wish he was! This video was super cute and even featured a song by Los Lobos. I adore Los Lobos and think all children should know every one of their songs. Okay, maybe that's a little extreme, but the fact that they had a song on this video really added to my enjoyment.

Unfortunately I couldn't get the adventure modes to work, but I don't think it was an issue with the video. I think, instead, it was an issue with the user (read: me), as I was able to watch the video in Fastplay (I didn't have to use the remote for that). I really like holiday videos and would have been extremely bummed if I wasn't able to view it.

I can't wait to pass this one along to my nieces! If they aren't Manny fans, they will be after this!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a great resource!