A new Handy Manny primetime special titled “Handy Manny Big Race” is set to air on the Disney Channel on March 20th and features Nascar champion Dale Earnhardt Jr.
This is the second primetime special for the series, which stars the voice of Wilmer Valderrama. N’Sync’s Lance Bass is also guest starring in “Handy Manny Big Race.”
In the special, Manny and his tools will hit the motor speedway as a pit crew for the Wood Valley 500 race. Manny and the tools have to help Elliot fix up his used race car in order to enter the race, and luckily the car turns out better than expected, but not Elliot! Elliot is too nervous to drive! Dale’s character, Chase Davis, must step in to help out and Manny gets behind the wheel to try to win the race for the entire team.
During the episode Wilmer and Lance team up to perform a new song called “One Step at a Time.”
Dale said about the episode: “My 4-year-old niece is a huge ‘Handy Manny’ fan, so when Disney Channel approached me about doing this role, I did it with her in mind. It was fun doing it, and being ‘Chase Davis’ for a while. I know Kennedy will enjoy seeing me on her favorite cartoon.”
While Wilmer added “Like NASCAR racing, ‘Handy Manny Big Race’ is something the entire family can enjoy together. I am so excited that we incorporated one of America’s favorite pastimes and the legendary Dale Earnhardt, Jr. into the world of ‘Handy Manny.’”
The special will air March 20th from 7-7:25PM ET/PT.
Source: Disney Channel
Beginning on January 20th Disney fans in Quebec, who are Videotron Digital TV subscribers, will be able to watch Disney’s Playhouse Disney.
This means that these television viewers will be able to watch the following Disney Channel shows:
- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
- Handy Manny
- Imagination Movers
- Special Agent Oso
- Strawberry Shortcake
- And More!
Joe Tedesco, the VP and General Manager of Family Channel and Playhouse Disney, said: “We are thrilled to join forces with Videotron to deliver Quebec viewers the finest educational entertainment in Canada. Playhouse Disney Canada has a truly unique program offering that parents trust and young people love. We are delighted that more Quebec viewers will have the opportunity to join in the fun and experience the magic of Disney for younger audiences.”
Will you be watching?
Playhouse Disney’s show “Handy Manny” has been getting a lot of guest stars lately! In upcoming episodes Lance Bass will return in the role of the “klutzy surer dude” Elliot while actress Rosario Dawson will guest star as a marine biologist.
In addition, Jim Belushi will voice a drawbridge operator while celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis will play the owner of a pizza parlor.
New episodes of Handy Manny start tomorrow on Playhouse Disney on the Disney Channel! Will you be tuning in?