Handy Manny (partially found unaired pilot of Disney children's animated TV 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.
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 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.
- Zerply profile for animator Michael Halley. Retrieved 16 Oct '20