Wiggle Time!
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Original VHS Front Cover

Released

April 13, 1998 (AUS)
October 12, 1999 (US Alternate VHS)
August 1, 2000 (US Official VHS)
November 2, 2004 (US DVD)

Written by

The Wiggles

Director by

Chisholm McTavish

Produced by

Paul Field

Running Time

39:46

Distributed by

ABC

Country

Australia

Previous Video

Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas (1997)

Next Video

Yummy Yummy (released the same day)

"Wiggle Time!" is a remake of the original 1993 video of the same name. It and Yummy Yummy's remake, which were both released on the same day, are arguably The Wiggles' two most popular videos, with both having been released worldwide numerous times.

Some songs were re-recorded for this version, such as Get Ready To Wiggle and Dorothy the Dinosaur. The songs Ponies and Captain Feathersword Fell Asleep on His Pirate Ship (Quack Quack) were also added to this version, as well as 3 songs recorded live from The Wiggles Big Show.

Song List

Note: Re-recorded songs have been denoted by an asterisk (*). Newly added songs have been denoted by a double asterisk (**).

  1. Get Ready To Wiggle (new recording)*
  2. Here Comes a Bear (from Here Comes a Song)
  3. Captain Feathersword (from The Adventures Of Captain Feathersword, The Friendly Pirate)
  4. Uncle Noah's Ark (from Here Comes a Song)
  5. Ponies (from Yummy Yummy)
  6. Dorothy the Dinosaur (new recording)*
  7. Whenever I Hear This Music (new recording)*
  8. Henry the Octopus (from Toot Toot)*
  9. Rock-A-Bye Your Bear (from The Wiggles Movie Soundtrack)*
  10. I Love It When It Rains (from Here Comes a Song)
  11. Quack Quack (from Toot Toot)**
  12. Marching Along (new recording)*
  13. Dorothy's Birthday Party (new recording)*

Live from The Wiggles Big Show

  1. Wave to Wags**
  2. Five Little Ducks**
  3. Wiggly Medley**

Plot

  • Title card: A clock is shown ticking, and later ringing as the title card shows.

Greg, Murray and Anthony introduce themselves, as well as Jeff, who has fallen asleep. Greg remarks that Jeff is always falling asleep, and that they have to wake him up. After Greg, Murray and Anthony wake Jeff up, Anthony tells everyone that it's time to wiggle!

Greg introduces the next song about a bear, a kangaroo, a snake, and a wombat.

Greg is introducing the next segment when Captain Feathersword comes behind each of the Wiggles and tickles them with his feathersword. Anthony introduces Captain Feathersword, and Greg tells the Captain "No more tickling", but Captain Feathersword tickles Greg again after he resumes his speech. This repeats a few times. Eventually, Captain Feathersword says, "We should do a pirate dance then." The Wiggles and the Captain start doing this dance.

Murray introduces the next song about a man who lived a long, long, time ago. His name was Noah. He had to save some animals from a flood so he built a boat and called it an ark. Murray then does the animal noises which are the duck, cow, rooster, cat, goat and the donkey. He asks everyone if they can come aboard onto Uncle Noah's Ark with the Wiggles.

Jeff is painting something that he saw on a farm. He shows the picture to the audience... it's a pony!

Anthony talks about Dorothy the Dinosaur, and introduces the song about the first time they met Dorothy.

Jeff pretends to be an octopus, and tells everyone that he and the rest of the Wiggles have an octopus friend - Henry!

The Wiggles are having a teddy bear picnic, and sing a song for everyone.

Greg, in his magician outfit, preforms the magic colouring book trick.

Jeff is with two girls, who are painting by using droppers. Jeff watches the paint come out of the dropper, saying that it looks like rain.

Anthony and Greg introduce Captain Feathersword, who accidently flings his feathersword into the air a few times while swinging it around. Captain remarks that he's "going a bit quackers", leading into the next song.

Greg and the other Wiggles lead a line of kids, who are holding presents. Greg says he and the others are going to Dorothy's birthday party.

The Wiggles sing a birthday song for Dorothy.

Concert Songs

Album

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The "Wiggle Time!" album was released on August 30, 2000 with 27 tracks. It is basically a reissue of Here Comes a Song, with some tracks added or removed. Only the new recordings of Get Ready To Wiggle, Rock-A-Bye Your Bear, and Dorothy the Dinosaur are featured, with the other songs re-recorded for the video remaining the original 1992 versions. The American version, "Let's Wiggle" fixes this error.

CD-Only Songs

Release Dates

Australia - April 13, 1998 (VHS) North America - October 12, 1999, (big clamshell VHS), August 1, 2000 (small clamshell VHS), November 2, 2004 (DVD) United Kingdom - March 29, 1999 (VHS) June 20, 2005 (DVD & VHS)

DVD Special Features

Trivia

Goofs

  • In the inlay, Anthony Field's name was credited for Get Ready To Wiggle and in the Wiggly Medley section, John Field's name wasn't credited for Hot Potato.
  • On the US original Lyrick Studios VHS back cover, Dorothy (Would You Like To Dance?) is listed separately instead of it being under the Wiggly Medley.
  • The back covers of the US and Canadian releases all have inaccurate song lists (except for the DVD by NCircle Entertainment, which abridges it to just four songs "and lots, lots more!"). In the United States, the original large clamshell VHS, as well as the later slipcase VHS and DVDs, the song list seems to be based on the 1993 version of Wiggle Time!, as it mistakenly lists Sing a Song of Polly, and the songs added to the 1998 version (except for Wave to Wags) are added in at random. Later copies of the large clamshell, as well as the small clamshell VHS, have the correct list of songs except for the fact that it lists Dorothy (Would You Like To Dance?) as a separate song before the Medley. While the Canadian DVD features the same list as the US one, the Canadian VHS releases are the most inaccurate as they are the 1993 song list verbatim, meaning Ponies, Quack Quack, and the Live in Concert songs are not listed at all, while Fruit Salad is.
  • When Wave to Wags begins, the shot of a little girl in the audience waving hello is actually stock footage from We Like To Say Hello.
  • On the UK VHS back cover, Wiggly Medley was misspelled as Wiggley Medley.

Similarities to 1993 Version

  • Jeff is sleeping at the very beginning before Get Ready To Wiggle.
  • The first four songs, in this particular order, are Get Ready To Wiggle, Here Comes a Bear, Captain Feathersword, and Uncle Noah's Ark.
  • Greg introduces Here Comes a Bear.
  • The Wiggles lean in close to each other and towards the camera as they growl like a bear at the very end of the song.
  • In the intro for "Captain Feathersword", the captain himself sneaks up on The Wiggles and tickles them. As Greg then tries to say something important, he is interrupted by Captain Feathersword's tickle. Greg asks Captain Feathersword if he tickled Greg. Captain Feathersword says no. Greg then asks the others, who reply yes. Greg tells the captain no more tickling. After this happens again, they do a pirate dance.
  • Murray introduces Uncle Noah's Ark with the same dialogue and does the actions for each animal.
  • Anthony introduces Dorothy the Dinosaur, which is the sixth song in both.
  • There is no intro for Whenever I Hear This Music.
  • Jeff introduces Henry the Octopus, which follows Whenever I Hear This Music in both, and he wears an extra purple shirt pretending to be an octopus, then pulls his shirt down to show that it's just him, and introduces his friend who is an octopus, looking to his left afterwards.
  • The Wiggles and some kids have a teddy bear's picnic. Greg says that he knows a song about teddy bears and invites us to join in on the singing and actions.
  • Greg does the magic colouring book trick.
  • At least one Wiggle is with some kids making paintings using droppers. Then shows us how the paint falling out of the dropper looks like rain.
  • The Wiggles and some kids (whom are carrying presents) sing Marching Along as they march to the party. Everyone stops as the Wiggle in front tells us that they are going to Dorothy's Birthday Party, then invites us to come along too. Right after that, everyone continues marching and singing.

Video

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