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Disney Goes Green. Repeat: Disney Goes Green!

Posted Apr 21 2010 4:02pm

Sustainable Dave on Handy Manny, courtesy of Disney.

If you missed the Disney’s eco-conscious premiere of Special Agent Oso, Handy Manny and Imagination Movers, tune in tomorrow! These green-themed episodes, and others geared to older kids and tweens, will encore in honor of Earth Day.

Make sure to catch Handy Manny for special guests “Sustainable Dave” Chameides and Lance Bass. Eco-crusader Sustainable Dave is the voice of Gary, a mechanic, and helps Manny and the tools replace Manny’s motor with an environmentally-friendly electric motor. They enter it in the “Sheet Rock Hills Earth Day Challenge.” Later Elliot, voiced by Lance Bass, helps Mayor Rosa’s nephew, Dario, get his groove on in time for the Earth Day dance at the park.

If you aren’t familiar with Sustainable Dave, he’s the guy who saved trash for a year to measure his impact. “Sustainable Dave” learned a lot about recycling in those 365 days and shares 11 Green Tips for Kids here .

Courtesy of Playhouse Disney

Don’t forget to check out Disney online for educational preschooler fun.  Log on to Disney for the Special Agent Oso game Recycling is Forever . Your children can help Oso identify, sort and properly place recyclable items in correct bins.

Disney Channel Schedule

  • Playhouse Disney will encore green-themed episodes of “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” “Handy Manny,” “Special Agent Oso,” “Imagination Movers and Jungle Junction (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., ET/PT).
  • Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato star in two new Disney’s Friends for Change: Project Green spots stressing the importance of protecting the planet’s oceans and waterways (6:25 p.m. and 6:55 p.m., ET/PT).    Throughout the evening Disney Channel will encore Disney’s Friends for Change: Project Green anthem “Make A Wave,” performed by Jonas and Lovato, which will also be featured in the upcoming Disneynature film “OCEANS,” opening in theaters Earth Day 2010.
  • Disney Channel continues its Earth Day celebration with encore presentations of environmentally-themed episodes of hit seriesPhineas and Ferb,” Hannah Montana,” “The Suite Life On Deck” and “Wizards of Waverly Place,” followed by an encore presentation of Disney Channel Original Movie “Minutemen” (6:00-10:00 p.m., ET/PT).

All Playhouse Disney series carry a TV-Y parental guideline.

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