Disney sets 'Manny,' 'Clubhouse' specials

To play in primetime in October

Two of Disney Channel's prime daytime attractions, "Handy Manny" and "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse," are going primetime.

The channel is prepping two specials to premiere in October, "Handy Manny Motorcycle Adventure," starring series lead Wilmer Valderrama and guest starring Kris Kristofferson and Donny Osmond, and the holiday-themed "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Choo Choo Express."

"Handy Manny Motorcycle Adventure," which chronicles a road trip to Manny's family reunion, will feature Los Lobos and Wilmer Valderrama performing new songs.

It will premiere Oct. 4, with previews on SVOD on Cablevision, Time Warner and Verizon FiOS TV available Sept. 14.

Additionally, mobile providers Sprint TV and MobiTV will simulcast the special in conjunction with the television premiere.

"Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Choo Choo Express" will debut in late October.

Both the "Handy Manny" and "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" series air every morning as part of the Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney programming block for preschoolers.
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