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The Wiggles Movie (1997)

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The Wiggles throw a surprise party for Dorothy the Dinosaur, while she goes after a magician who takes Greg's magic wand to become popular.

Director:

Dean Covell

Writers:

Murray Cook (characters), Jeff Fatt (characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Murray Cook Murray Cook ... Murray Wiggle
Jeff Fatt Jeff Fatt ... Jeff Wiggle
Greg Page Greg Page ... Greg Wiggle
Anthony Field Anthony Field ... Anthony Wiggle
Tony Harvey Tony Harvey ... Wally the Magician
Leanne Ashley Leanne Ashley ... Dorothy the Dinosaur
Carolyn Ferrie Carolyn Ferrie ... Dorothy (voice)
Joanne Samuel ... Mrs. Bingle
Paul Paddick Paul Paddick ... Captain Feathersword / Wags the Dog / Life-Guard / Burglar
Donna Halloran Donna Halloran ... Henry the Octopus / Dancing Magician / Pirate
Paul Field Paul Field ... Wags the Dog at Circus
Norry Constantian Norry Constantian ... Magic Club President
Dale Burridge Dale Burridge ... Roland the Remarkable
Meaghan Woodhouse Meaghan Woodhouse ... Little Girl with Glasses
Mic Conway Mic Conway ... Jimbo the Juggler / Postman
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Storyline

The Wiggles throw a surprise party for Dorothy the Dinosaur, while she goes after a magician who takes Greg's magic wand to become popular.

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Trivia

"The Chase" instrumental piece makes its debut in this movie. It would be subsequently used in the first series of The Wiggles (1998), as the closing instrumental and later have an album release in the US print of the "Yummy Yummy" album. See more »

Goofs

When Murray was getting ready for the concert, the guitar strap is placed on the correct way. But during the concert performance, it was placed on backwards. See more »

Quotes

Greg Wiggle: [reading the map] Moo! So where to now, Jeff?
Jeff Wiggle: Tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet. Thataway!
Anthony Wiggle: Quack quack quack! No, thataway. Quack, quack.
Murray Wiggle: Hey, guys I think we're lost.
Anthony Wiggle: [the Wiggles shudder] Guys, let's go find out where we are.
[the Wiggles walk to a sign that says "Brrrrr Street"]
Anthony Wiggle: Oh! Brrr Street. I wonder why they call it "Brrrrrr Street".
Greg WiggleJeff WiggleMurray Wiggle: Brrrrrr! Don't know
Greg WiggleJeff WiggleMurray WiggleAnthony Wiggle: [the Wiggles enter the street where a blizzard is happening] Whoa! Whoooooooaaa! Whoa! Whoooooaaa!
[they fall backwards and land on their backs]
[...]
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Alternate Versions

US Video/DVD release swaps the first two scenes, especially the Aussie DVD release. This was done because after it's original release in Australia, the Wiggles thought it would have been better if the Wiggles were seen in the first scene. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Parks and Recreation: Farmers Market (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey There Wally
Written by Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field and Greg Page
Additional Vocals by Tony Harvey
Published by Wiggly Tunes Pty Ltd
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In response to criticism...
11 April 2005 | by philipadams_See all my reviews

"What is wrong with people? A kid show has to still be smart and funny and not patronizing. The Wiggles is anything but that. It stars these four bizarre fellas who live in Pee Wee's summer home with some oddly low-budget puppets and dance a lot. The acting abilities of these four Brits is questionable, since they overdo all of their lines like kids won't be able to understand them otherwise... We also get some really dopey concert scenes where the 'Wiggles' sing a very repetitive song while shaking their tails..."

A kids show doesn't have to entertain adults. Patronising? It's a show for children, and they seem to enjoy it immensely. The Wiggles themselves have absolutely no pretensions at all. Oddly low budget sets and puppets? Last year they made $34 million and they always invest most of it back into the franchise. He claims that these "Brits" overdo all there dialogue so the kids can't even understand it. First off they are not Brits. Second, all kid entertainers overdo everything- children don't react well with subtlety. And third, if they overdo it so much the kids can't understand it, then how can they sing along to every last one of their songs in concerts and on TV? Criticising a kids show for being repetitive? You are obviously unaware of the fact that kids need repetition to learn- why do you think all kids shows have such a strict pattern and are repeated so much? Uh huh.

And that's the end of that chapter.


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Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1997 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Magical Adventure! A Wiggly Movie See more »

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Budget:

AUD31,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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