The Wiggles: Furry Tales

Movie review by
Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Preschoolers, if not parents, will love the 21 animal songs.
  • G
  • 2014
  • 60 minutes

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 18+
Based on 2 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Educational Value

This DVD isn't for instructional or educational purposes, but it will teach even the youngest of viewers several new songs about various animals and pets.

Positive Messages

The Wiggles are all about teamwork and collaboration when doing everything from washing your dog to learning a song or finding a missing animal.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The Wiggles and their animal friends always get along and take care of each other with good cheer. They love singing together and making sure their pets are washed, fed, and happy.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

May encourage kids to watch the TV show or listen to Wiggles CDs.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know The Wiggles: Furry Tales is a DVD with 21 songs that have to do with animals. The songs are zippy and catchy and easy for even the youngest of viewers to understand and remember. Although many parents are hesitant to watch preschool-targeted singers such as the perpetually upbeat and cheery Wiggles, little kids will get to sing, dance, and move around to all the animal-focused tunes.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byFusionX December 11, 2020

Great for toddlers 1+

Great for toddlers 1+
Teen, 15 years old Written byIjhoots February 19, 2021


Teen, 13 years old Written byspritecan March 5, 2021


if there was a 21+ rating on this, I'd use it. SO MUCH VIOLENCE, SWEARING, DRUGS AND SO MUCH SEX. DO NOT SHOW YOUR KIDS THIS.

What's the story?

In THE WIGGLES: FURRY TALES, the new lineup of The Wiggles -- veteran Anthony (Anthony Field) and new additions Emma (Emma Watkins), Lachy (Lachlan Gillespie), and Simon (Simon Pryce) -- come together for their first sing-along video, a celebration of animal songs. In addition to songs about bunnies, tigers, dogs, camels, and koalas, there are a few tunes that encourage kids to get up and dance.

Is it any good?

There's not much plot to this video, but that's fine; toddlers and preschoolers just want to sing, dance, and revel in the happy-go-lucky Wiggles, and Furry Tales is a delight. 

The Wiggles belong to the same corner of children's entertainment as Barney and Teletubbies: Mention them to a group of parents, and half will roll their eyes and the other half will start singing "Fruit Salad." Even those parents who may not be interested in seeing the Aussie kiddie singers themselves have to admit how entertaining they are to the youngest of viewers. Preschoolers will enjoy this new video of animal songs, especially the ones that also invite them to hop, dance, and move like a particular wild animal, such as "The Monkey Dance" or "Come On Let's Jump."

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the songs and how they all deal with animals. What, if anything, did you learn about animals? Which song was your favorite?

  • What do you like about the new lineup of Wiggles? Do you miss the original crew?

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