Sun Oct 22, 3:00 PM
Director: Sally Aitken
104 minutes
All Ages

A vivid, infectiously joyous exploration of the meteoric rise and cultural reemergence of The Wiggles.

This vivid, infectiously joyous documentary charts one of the greatest and unlikeliest of all entertainment stories: the journey of Australian cultural phenomenon The Wiggles from early childhood teachers to becoming ‘The Beatles for pre-schoolers’. Anthony Field, Murray Cook, Greg Page and Jeff Fatt share the formula behind the success, with every creative decision on songwriting, performance and aesthetic forensically engineered to respectfully engage kids’ ways of thinking. Throw in smart business acumen, hard graft and a magical chemistry and it becomes clear how they have become a fixture for families for over three decades. A nostalgic trip for those who have ever stepped into the Big Red Car, Hot Potato: The Story of The Wiggles is an ode to childhood and homage to the power of friendship and dreams.

Film Type Feature Documentary
Program Strand AFF Youth & Families, Music on Film, Special Presentation
Language English
Director Sally Aitken
Producer Sally Aitken, Cass Avery, Kate Chiodo, Luke Field, Fraser Grut, Aline Jacques, Daniel Story
Genre Documentary, Family, Music, Youth/Teen