Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Wiggles Hoop-Dee-Doo It's a Wiggly Party|
Actors: Greg Page, Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field
Director: Chisholm McTavish
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts
Hoop-Dee-Doo! It's time for some fun! You're all invited to join the fab four of fun, The Wiggles, and their friends on a musical journey and celebration! See Captain Feathersword and his magical musical pirate buttons, wo... more »
Hoop-Dee-Doo & Yummy Yummy are the best!
cubby89 | Dixon, CA United States | 06/11/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My 21 month old loves the Wiggles!!! Out of the 4 Wiggles DVD's we have, the songs on Hoop-Dee-Doo aren't as catchy as the songs in Yummy Yummy. Yummy Yummy is a better DVD for the little little one's- less skits, more singing & dancing. As my son got older, (he's 21 months now) he favored Hoop-Dee-Doo. Hoop-dee-doo has much better effects and is more modern. More children are involved in this video and after the second or third time watching, you'll find yourself singing along. While Yummy Yummy used to be his favorite from 15-20 months old, Hoop-Dee-Doo is now his favorite. I'd recommend both titles. He couldn't sit still through the Wiggles Magical Adventure Movie... I'd recommend that one for older viewers. Dance Party is cute but definately outdated. After he got used to watching the other titles, he got very bored w/ Dance Party."
Good music, wiggling not so good
Jennifer Allebach | Odessa, FL United States | 04/16/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The songs on this video are catchy just like the other Wiggles' tunes. But the video pales in comparisons to older videos like "Toot, Toot" and "Wiggle Time." The sets and the backgrounds are much more complicated than the ones in earlier videos, and many of the songs show too many children dancing on the stage. Both of these issues make the TV screen very visually complex, and it is difficult to focus only on the Wiggles. The beauty of the earlier videos is their simplicity. My daughter, who just turned 2, can focus on the Wiggles and imitate their simple dance moves in the earlier tapes. On "Hoop Dee Doo", there aren't many songs with simple dances--some of them are animated and have no dances at all. This tape does hold her attention, but she doesn't dance like she does with the others. With the complex visuals, this tape may be better suited for older children who like increased visual stimulation!"
Our favourite Wiggles Video
Deanna Hockey | Sydney, Australia | 02/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the latest video from The Wiggles - maybe I'm biased being from Australia but these guys are great. My girls love them (1 and 2.5 years)and dance and sing along to their favourite songs. Each song has simple dance moves so that your toddler can easily copy Jeff(Purple Wiggle), Murray (Red Wiggle), Greg (Yellow Wiggle) and Anthony (Blue Wiggle). Captain Feathersword (the friendly Pirate), Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus all feature in this video as well.
What I like about The Wiggles is that the guys really enjoy what they do, they have a great time singing and dancing for the kids and the kids love it. You can really tell they love what they do.
This video has lots of kids dancing and getting involved in the songs as well as one song which is all animation which is pretty cute - "Caveland"."
Higher budget, lower entertainment value
Kathleen A Poe | Sacramento, CA USA | 10/22/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"My 16 month-old loves the Wiggles, and after a few skeptical viewings on Playhouse Disney, so do I. We have Wiggle Time and Wiggly, Wiggly World. My daughter is just getting to the age when she tries to mimic the dance moves and hand motions she sees. So it is somewhat disappointing to see less of the fun and easy choreography that marked the Wiggles earlier works. There is nothing for her to try and imitate, so she loses interest more quickly. It seems that most of the choreography is somewhat random, as there are many children of different ages and abilities throughout the video. The songs are lots of fun, however, and quite catchy (maybe moreso for me than for my kid!). The graphic backgrounds don't bother me as much as some other reviewers, although they do get repetitive after a while. And while I love Capt. Feathersword, he tends to get rather shrill sometimes. I think he's quite talented, but his voice can get an octave or two too high. Overall, I love the Wiggles' commitment to entertaining children. They always look like they tremendously enjoy what they're doing. And it is fun to try and pick out Greg and Murray's kids and Anthony's neice and nephew. But this video doesn't have quite the loopy joi de vivre that most of the others have. This may be better for older kids, but I don't think it will hold a toddlers interest as much."