Story

Handy Manny and his tools are off to Manny’s family reunion. But before they go, they need to visit the hardware shop to get a spark plug for Manny’s motorbike. A little way into their journey, they almost run out of petrol. When they find a service station, the pump is broken, so the tools must work together to fix it.

Meanwhile, Pat the Hammer wants to find his own family. He gets stuck in a hardware delivery truck, which Manny and the other tools have to chase. But Manny takes a short cut and must deal with cows on the road, a flat tyre and a large ravine. He finally catches the truck and saves Pat, then heads off to his family reunion. They all have a great time at the reunion, and Pat realises he has a great family in Manny and the other tools.

Themes

None of concern

Violence

None of concern

Content that may disturb children

Under 5

Handy Manny contains a few scenes of danger that might upset some children under five:

  • Pat the Hammer, Flicker the Torch and Squeeze the Pliers get stuck in a truck that leaves the petrol station while Manny is filling his motorbike.
  • Manny almost hits a cow, veers off the road and gets a flat tyre.
  • Manny and the tools get stuck on one side of a ravine with no bridge. Manny decides to jump over the ravine on his motorbike.

From 5-8

Children in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this movie.

Over 8

There is nothing of concern for children in this age group. You should also note that this movie is unlikely to interest children in this age group.

Sexual references

None of concern

Alcohol, drugs and other substances

None of concern

Nudity and sexual activity

None of concern

Product placement

None of concern

Coarse language

None of concern

Ideas to discuss with your children

Handy Manny Motorcycle Adventure is a story about the importance of friendship and family. It’s also about how family is sometimes more than just the people you’re related to. This short movie is the first story on a longer DVD of the same name.

Values in this movie that you could follow up with your children include:

  • making time for family and friends
  • working together as a team to get a job done
  • helping people in need.

This movie could also give you the chance to talk with your children about real-life issues such as running away. For example, when Pat the Hammer goes off on his own, he puts himself in danger and gets his friends very worried.