Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Wiggles Live Hot Potatoes|
Actors: Greg Page, Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, The Wiggles, Anthony Field
Director: Paul Field
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts
LIVE HOT POTATOS! Featuring All of You r Favorite Songs Live! SONGS Hot Potato The Monkey Dance Fruit Salad Where's Jeff? Rock-A-Bye Your Bear Can You (Point Your Fingers And Do The Twist?) Toot Toot, Chugga, Chugga, Big R... more »
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Fantastic video, great to save for a concert memory
carolyn | Canal Winchester, OH | 01/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you've ever seen the Wiggles live, then you know just how fantastic their live shows are. This video is a must-have for nothing else, a keepsake. It's full of stuff from their recent tour, and even has Santa in there at the end. They go around looking for Jeff again, complete with the blow-up balloon. My little one went upstairs and grabbed his guitar and was playing along with most of the show. Then he went after his keyboard and gave me the guitar and we played together! You can't passively watch the Wiggles - you just have to get up and dance along. They do such a fantastic job too - it never ceases to amaze me the amount of time an thought that goes into their shows. This video gives a glimpse of what they did here in the US - they showed them driving in the Big Red Car, going under signs for Columbus, then driving into the auditorium and the next thing you see is them driving out in the Big Red Car onto the stage. That about floored my husband, who is a teacher as well (so are the Wiggles). He just keeps remarking at all the attention the Wiggles give to the details to keep the kids' attention while teaching them at the same time. They're learning and they don't even know it. Just like Leapfrog products! I'm still wondering how Greg dances like a noodle up there - he's got to be double-jointed!
Don't expect this to be a quick view and leave video either - it's 140 minutes long! Some of the cinematography could have been better though on this - the dark shots turned blue, and Anthony produced the musical portion and some of Greg's vocals are a little "hot" here and there, but kids don't care much about that. And, unless you're a musician or in the music business, you're not going to notice it much. That's my only criticism of this video. It's especially nice to hear Captain Feathersword sing "Eagle Rock." I loved it when they had him flying on a trapeze out into the audience during their recent shows here and guess what? It's on this video too! That definitely made our day here. My little one was just as mesmerized by it again when he saw the video.
Another highlight of this video is that it is totally live. There's no canned studio tracks being used on this one. They have a live orchestra up there, complete with backup singers. Dom Lindsey is the orchestra director, complete in white hat and tails, and leads the orchestra, plays trumpet (hey, it's worth the cost of the video just to hear him play!), and even sings as one of the "three tenors" with Captain Feathersword. Awesome part for us music people out there!
Great, great stuff, I highly recommend it and if you're new to the Wiggles, grab this guy and get "Toot, Toot" too. That still is their best one, in my humble opinion besides this one. Great job Wiggles and thanks very much for caring about the quality of products being directed towards our children. You definitely deserve all the success you are having!"
If you are a BIG Wiggles fan, great! If ya just like them, t
Rita | NY, USA | 06/30/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Boy everyone is so estatic about this DVD - I guess I am in the waaayyyy minority....
I got this for my 4 yr old who really likes the Wiggles...I really like them too...she watches the show and I have a couple of tapes of them....following the reviews on here, I ordered this DVD.....the first time I put it on , it did not hold her attention for more then a minute - no exaggeration....and this is a child you loves Kipper and Angelina Ballerina so it is not like she needs a big deal to keep her attention...but I know the problem...the problem is not the Wiggles but it is the format.....It is a LIVE in concert DVD and my daughter atleast is not really "into" watching a full live recorded concert.....when they have songs in concert on Disney channel (ONE song) she loves it ...usually the songs are very upbeat and close up... but a whole DVD of a taped concert...eh....with far away shots and stuff like that
Fact is, later another time I put it on again and she did watch it....But it is not a DVD she has asked for ever again which is saying something.... Yesterday someone loaned us a Calliou tape and she wanted to see it so many times I had to say "I think we need a rest!"
It must be very cool though to go to an actual concert of them...I love those guys! I am glad to see some kids really liked this DVD! I wish my daughter had cuz it cost $13!!! : )"
Impressed on how far they have come (especially live!)
Corinne M. Hanley | Phoenix, AZ | 01/13/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this and had high hopes after Top of the Tots and Santa's Rockin' - those were not that good as far as the Wiggles go.
This new live show has a whole band on stage, elaborate sets and everyone appears to be singing. My son, 2 yrs 2 mos, was very intereseted in the new format of a concert. They did more close-ups, split screens, etc, not just a wide shot of the stage as in older concert footage.
The only complaint I have is at times the words and their mouths seemed off on the DVD. Not that they weren't singing, just a technical difficulty of the production of the DVD. Extras are just so-so and I wish they would list the run time to tell the actual length of the feature show only. Over all, I'd say it's pretty darn good Wiggles. And we have almost ALL of the dvds/vcr shows that there are!"
By far the best Wiggles video Ever!
Jennifer Marmanillo | Miami, Florida | 12/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We own 6 Wiggles videos and this one is always in the DVD Player. Our 2½ year old and 11 month old children dance, sing and go wild everytime they watch. All of the kids favorite songs including, Fruit Salad, Rock-A-Bye a Bear, Music with Murray, Wheres Jeff and Dorothy and Wags are in this fun video...it even includes some fun holiday songs. A great buy...and a must have for those Wiggley Fans!!!!!!!"