I have TWO TODDLERS and this video combines two of their favorite things-- the Wiggles and lots of gorgeous pictures of animals-- so of course Wiggly Safari is a huge hit at our house. My 2 1/2 year old just loves the Koala La La song and would watch it endlessly all day long if I would let her.
But since I also have to sit through repeated showings of what my girls are watching, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this video is much more palatable for the adult ear than the Wiggles TV show (if I have to hear Fruit Salad one more time, I think I will lose my mind!). These songs seem less mindless repitition, the guys less silly, the dances more "real" choreography. I actually enjoy watching this with my girls.
And the Wiggles ought to work together with Steve Irwin more often, since their on-camera styles match so perfectly. I always thought Steve acted more like a comical character from a silly kid's book than a real person. In this Wiggles video, his over-the-top eyes-a-popping enthusiasm actually works with his material instead of against it. The interview with all the guys was a nice addition for me since it enabled me to see that at least Steve, Anthony and Murray are just normal guys when they are not performing. Do Greg and Jeff ever talk without a script?
Anyway, we loved going on this Wiggly Safari, and we'll definitely buy more Wiggles videos now that we have seen this one.
By the way, the absolute best part of this video is seeing the look of pure joy in the eyes of Steve's little girl Bindy when she gets to interact with her heroes, the Wiggles. She looks like she is having so much fun, and you know that cannot be faked in a child so young. Seeing the action reflected in her eyes makes me want to take my daughters to a Wiggles concert ASAP! You are beautiful, Bindy!