Original VHS Front Cover
April 13, 1998
Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas (1997)
Yummy Yummy (1998 video) (released the same day)
Some songs were re-recorded for this version, such as Get Ready to Wiggle and Dorothy the Dinosaur. The songs Ponies and Quack Quack were added to this version, as well as 3 songs recorded live in concert.
Note: Re-recorded songs have been denoted by an asterisk (*). Newly added songs have been denoted by a double asterisk (**).
- Get Ready to Wiggle (new recording)*
- Here Comes a Bear (from Here Comes A Song)
- Captain Feathersword (from Stories and Songs: The Adventures of Captain Feathersword the Friendly Pirate)
- Uncle Noah's Ark (from Here Comes A Song)
- Ponies (from Yummy Yummy)**
- Dorothy the Dinosaur (new recording)*
- Whenever I Hear This Music (new recording)*
- Henry the Octopus (from Toot Toot)*
- Rock-a-Bye Your Bear (from The Wiggles Movie Soundtrack)*
- I Love it When it Rains (from Here Comes A Song)
- Quack Quack (from Toot Toot)**
- Marching Along (new recording)*
- Dorothy's Birthday Party (new recording)*
LIVE From The Wiggles Big Show
- Title card: A clock is shown ticking, and later ringing until the video title shows.
Greg, Murray and Anthony, introduce themselves except for Jeff because he is fallen asleep. The Wiggles have to wake him up. Greg remarks that Jeff is always falling asleep. At the count of 3, we'll wake Jeff up. 1, 2, 3, Wake Up Jeff! Jeff is awake. Anthony says "Are you awake now, Jeff?" and he said yes. and now it's time to Wiggle! Let's all wiggle, everybody!
- Song 1: Get Ready to Wiggle (new recording)
Greg introduces the next song about a bear, a kangaroo, a snake, and a wombat. At the end of the song let's all give a growl like a scary bear.
- Song 2 : Here Comes a Bear
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. Greg tells Captain Feathersword, "No more tickling," but Captain Feathersword tickles Greg with his feathersword again after he resumes his speech. This repeats a few times. Greg tells Captain Feathersword no more tickling, and Captain Feathersword says, "We should do a pirate dance then." The Wiggles repeat "A pirate dance!" in unison, and Captain Feathersword says "Let's all do a pirate dance together."
- Song 3: Captain Feathersword
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 he called it an ark. Murray then does the animal noises which are the duck, cow, roster, cat, goat and the donkey. He asks everyone if they can come aboard onto Uncle Noah's Ark with the Wiggles.
- Song 4: Uncle Noah's Ark
Jeff is painting something that he saw on Farmer Brown's farm. He takes the picture and shows it. It's a pony.
- Song 5: Ponies
Anthony talks about Dorothy the Dinosaur. She's green, she's got yellow spots, she wears a large floppy hat, but best of all, she loves to eat roses. Dorothy also loves to sing, she goes "Romp Bomp a Chomp." Anthony opens and closes his hands. "Can you sing it with us? Let's try. Romp bomp a chomp." Here's the song about the first time they met Dorothy the Dinosaur.
- Song 6: Dorothy the Dinosaur (new recording)
- Song 7: Whenever I Hear This Music (new recording)
Jeff is being a octopus with another blue-violet shirt over him. He asks if you know what he is and he is an octopus. And then he tells thats its just him. And then he tells that he has a friend who is a octopus who is Henry the Octopus.
The Wiggles are having a teddy bears picnic and Greg says that they know a song about teddy bears and say if everyone can sing and do the actions with them.
- Song 10: Magic
Magic Greg has a hat and a cape. He puts away his magic wand. Greg has a picture book, but as he flips through the pages, there aren't any pictures. Let's take another look just to make sure. He flips through them again, but no pictures. He asks if you could help him do some magic to put some pictures in there? Great. Everyone get out their magic pencils in their pocket, and draw some pictures in the air for him. Then throw the pictures in the coloring book. He flips through the book and now there are a bunch of drawings. Wow! Well done! Now let's put some color in those pictures. Rub some color from your clothes and then throw them at the book. Take a look now. Greg flips through the book but there's no color. Greg ponders and then realizes he forgot to use his magic wand, which he pulls out. How silly. Let's try one more time. Greg has the audience rub the color on their clothes and throw the color at the book. Greg waves the wand, and at the count of 3, says "Abracadabra." He then flips through the book and there is color on the drawings. Fantastic. Now give yourselves a really big clap. Well done.
Jeff is with Emma and Jessie and paint by using droppers. Jeff says to watch the paint come out of the dropper and says that it looks like rain.
- Song 11: I Love it When it Rains
Anthony and Greg introduce Captain Feathersword, who says "Ahoy there, me hearties" while swinging his feathersword but it flies in the air and lands on the ground. He tries again but the same thing happens. On the third try the sword hits him in the head and he falls to the ground. They ask Captain if he's alright, and Captain replies he's a bit quackers. Anthony and Greg imitate him saying "quack quack". Captain asks what about "cock-a-doodle-doo." They can do that too. Now we can all quack quack and cock-a-doodle-doo together.
- Song 12: Quack Quack (aka Captain Feathersword Fell Asleep On His Pirate Ship)
Greg leads Murray and a line of kids and the other Wiggles. The kids are holding presents. Greg says he and the others are going to Dorothy the Dinosaur's birthday party. You can come too!
- Song 13: Marching Along (new recording)
The Wiggles do a birthday song for Dorothy but with different lyrics.
- Song 14: Dorothy's Birthday Party (new recording)
- Song 15: Wave To Wags
- Song 16: Murray sings Five Little Ducks and Captain Feathersword is crying.
- Song 17: Wiggly Medley
The credits come up with dancing clips from the video and background music of "Henry's Dance".
- Paul Field as Dog Catcher and Father Duck
- Leanne Halloran as Officer Beaples
- Leeanne Ashley as Dorothy the Dinosaur
- Edward Rooke as Wags the Dog
- Leanne Halloran/Donna Halloran as Henry the Octopus
- Paul Paddick as Captain Feathersword
The Young Children
The "Wiggle Time!" album was released on August 30, 2000 with 27 tracks. It is basically a reissue of Here Comes A Song, with a few tracks added, and a few tracks 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.
- We're All Friends
- Little Brown Ant
- The Gypsy Rover
- Bound For South Australia
- The Magic Kindy
- Poesje Mauw
- Lechoo Yeladim
- Dancing Ride
- I Look In The Mirror
- Daniel And Molly
- A Family Song
- Fly Through The Air
- The Dreaming Song
- The Lion and the Unicorn
- Mitten the Kitten
Behind the Scenes
Alternate Song Titles (TV Series 1, 2, Hot Potatoes (2010 and 2013))
Promo Pictures Slideshow
DVD and VHS Gallery
United States Releases
United Kingdom Releases
DVD Menu Gallery (North America)
For the menus of the Australian double feature with Yummy Yummy, see here.
Australia - April 13, 1998 (VHS)
North America - October 12, 1999, August 2, 2000 (VHS), October 26, 2004 (DVD)
United Kingdom - March 29, 1999 (VHS) June 20, 2005 (DVD & VHS)
- This is the first remake, along with Yummy Yummy, which was released the same day.
- Ponies and Five Little Ducks make their video debuts.
- The audio track of the Australian VHS and DVD, as well as the original UK VHS, is made up of mono mixes panned slightly to the left or right, except for the concert footage which is proper stereo. In addition, Murray is seen miming guitar in Marching Along, but no notes are heard. The North American VHS and UK Double Bill VHS and DVD have every studio song re-dubbed with their stereo album versions (although Quack Quack remains in mono), and Marching Along is given a guitar track. Because of this change, the sound effects in Whenever I Hear This Music are gone, and the clapping sound effects in Captain Feathersword are replaced. The North American DVD also uses this version, however only the left channel is heard (as evidenced by some of the kangaroo "Boing!" sounds in Here Comes a Bear being muted), making it mono once again.
- This is the first Wiggles video to use the 1998-2008 ABC For Kids Promo.
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 scary 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 lies and 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.