G'day from the Australia Zoo, where the Wiggles get wild with Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. It's a Wiggly Safari: 55 jaw-snappin', kookaburra-hootin', dolphin-splashin' minutes of grand adventure. A big ham himself, Irwin meshes naturally with the tuneful quartet as they sing, dance, and share factual tidbits about cockatoos, crocodiles, emus, and more. Colors pop off the screen as Dorothy, Captain Feathersword, and little dancers cavort through the zoo. Packed with 16 snappy tunes, this particular Wiggles collection revs up the tempo from earlier titles like Wiggle Time and Toot! Toot! Could this lush outdoor setting, where songs like "Dingo Tango" and "Cocky Want a Cracker" sizzle in the sunshine, be responsible for inspiring this ultra-imaginative play list? Or perhaps Irwin's invigorating presence stimulated the fresh, lively feel of this exceptional show. Regardless, Wiggles fans from ages 1 to 8 will surely delight in this musical tour of the Australia Zoo. --Liane Thomas
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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!
We originally bought this on DVD, but Chloe loves it so much that we also bought it on VHS for her to watch at Grandma's house. It's a great way for Grandma to keep her busy and entertained for a bit while taking care of the other kids! And the songs are such a hit that we've also been obliged to purchase the CD, for in the car, and it's played nonstop from Boise to Disneyland to Washington, several times over!
Overall, I highly recommend this DVD! It's enjoyable for my daughter, and I enjoy it too!
The Wiggles - Wiggly Safari is the latest one we have added to the collection and probably my favorite. It features Big Steve Irwin, the crocodile hunter whom I have seen on TV and think is hilarious. There are songs, dances, and animals galore. The scenery is bright and there is some action going on constantly. Along with the boys from Australia, come the sidekicks such as Dorothy, Wags, Henry, and my favorite Captain Feathersword. This is a cute video. My only complaint is I find myself humming some of the songs, which is damaging to my reputation as a tough high school teacher!
It maybe not be as educational as Sesame Street (which my grandson refuses to watch) but it is just as entertaining. For something to entertain the little ones and give parents and grandparents a much-deserved break, you can't go wrong with this video.
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Once again Wiggly success in the eyes of my daughter! And a particularly nice video for the adults in the house who are so fond of Steve Irwin. Educational, fun, and nostalgicPublished on Feb. 3 2010 by Heather Wood
This DVD is one of their better ones for sure! My daughter absolutely loves it. The combo of the Wiggles and the Irwin Family/Australia Zoo is good entertainment. Read morePublished on July 13 2009 by T. F. Ross
It's kind of poignant watching "Wiggly Safari" now that Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin has died--his enthusiasm and love of the animals will surely be missed. Read morePublished on March 20 2007 by frodo
This is our fourth Wiggles movie; my 19 month old daughter is a huge fan. I admit, I bought this one for ME as well as her, as I am a huge Steve Irwin fan! Read morePublished on June 8 2004
My two-year-old daughter and I adore the Wiggles and I think this is their best movie. My daughter dances, sings, and laughs throughout the film, and then she asks to see it... Read morePublished on May 11 2004 by Z-mom
The best Wiggles video we own is the Hoop-de-do Party.
This one is the second best.
The Wiggles team up w/ Steve Irwin aka The Crocodile Hunter to spotlight animals... Read more
My son loves the Wiggles so I picked this one out since it was about animals and the Crocodile Hunter. It was terrible. None of the songs were catchy and were all slow. Read morePublished on May 5 2004 by Jennifer Batterton
I think all of the wiggles videos are the best. i can not pick just one, my daughter and i just love them. Read morePublished on April 3 2004
I seldom write reviews (although I often read them), but I wanted to warn other parents out there before they purchase this video. Read morePublished on March 17 2004