The show was created by Roger Bollen, Marilyn Sadler and Emmy Award-winning writer and producer Rick Gitelson. The animation is produced by Toronto-based Nelvana and features the voice performances of Wilmer Valderrama, Tom Kenny, Dee Bradley Baker, Fred Stoller, Nika Futterman, Kath Soucie, Carlos Alazraqui and Nancy Truman. Special guest stars in the series have included Lance Bass, Kurtwood Smith, Shelley Morrison, Fred Willard, Penn Jillette, Jon Polito, Brian George, Snoop Dogg and Bob Glouberman. The theme song is performed by Los Lobos.
Three DVD compilations have been released:
Handy Manny: Tooling Around
Handy Manny: Fixing it Right
Handy Manny: Manny's Pet Roundup
The No.1 repairman of Sheetrock Hills who has living, talking tools. He has a reputation for helping everyone, and was awarded the "Good Citizens Award" last season, after unknowingly repairing his own prize trophy. Manny gets most of his jobs via phone calls, and generally responds straight away. He either walks, carrying his tool box, or drives in a red pickup truck. he is a puerto rican, mexica, descent
Owner of a hardware store frequented by Manny and his tools. Manny has a contractor's account with Kelly's Hardware and makes payments on 30-day terms. The show does not often mention the exchange of currency because it is generally considered irrelevant to the show's target demographic. It also appears as if Manny has a "thing" for Kelly, and vice versa.
Leonard Francis Lopart - known by the main characters simply as Mr. Lopart is the owner of a candy store next to Manny's workshop. Mr Lopart's know-it-all attitude and refusal of Manny's assistance often lands him in trouble, usually resulting in falling on the floor.
The interaction among Manny's seven tools is a very important part of the show.
"Felipe" - is a Phillips Screwdriver who always considers himself a very important tool. Sometimes, his ideas could make a problem worse. He provides a lot of the Spanish language content in the show, translating for the other tools. He is voiced by Carlos Alazraqui.
"Turner" - is a Flat Screwdriver who can be grumpy and cynical. He and Felipe are rivals but in the episode " Supremoguy " he helped save Felipe from falling off a scaffold. He is voiced by Dee Bradley Baker.
"Stretch" - is a Tape measure who loves to measure things. His ideas seems to work during a problem, and he is able to count well too. He is voiced by Nika Futterman.
"Squeeze" - is a pair of Pliers who is sometimes impatient to fix something (usually with bolts) Her ideas could be wrong at times. She is voiced by Julianna Rose Mauriello.
"Pat" - is a Hammer who is talkative, funny, and not very intelligent. He also had amnesia in the episode " Pat the Screwdriver ". His catchphrase is "I'm a hammer" He is voiced by Tom Kenny.
"Dusty" - is a Saw who gives good advice. Her ideas usually seem to work. She loves to cut things like wood. She is voiced by Katherine Soucie.
"Rusty" - is a Pipe Wrench who is not very brave and a worrywart. He sometimes needs Manny's assistance to get courage. He is voiced by Fred Stoller.