The Wiggles: Wiggle House

Movie review by
Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media
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More singing fun with Aussie group, celeb guest stars.
  • NR
  • 2015
  • 80 minutes

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 17+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

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

Educational Value

Explores diversity by teaching about traditional Indian dress and customs, what it's like to ride in a wheelchair, and what it's like to wear glasses. Also teaches some basic number concepts, animal facts, and more.

Positive Messages

Encourages acceptance by teaching about different cultures and those who are different (kids who wear glasses, kids who are in wheelchairs, and so on).

Positive Role Models & Representations

The Wiggles are accepting of others, nice, and polite, and they care for each other.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

A prince has to kiss a princess to wake her up.

Language
Consumerism

A clip from a Wiggles concert is shown, with encouragement to go see one; a song about U.S. rugby team the Tomahawks also features New Zealand rugby player Joseph Paulo; and New Zealand radio host Robert Rakete and Wall Street Journal reporter Lee Hawkins both are featured in songs.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Wiggles: Wiggle House is a DVD of 25 songs featuring original Wiggles star Anthony (Anthony Field), along with newcomers Emma (Emma Watkins), Lachy (Lachlan Gillespie), and Simon (Simon Pryce) and some guest celebrity appearances. These cute and catchy songs are geared toward the preschooler set and include some educational content. Although the DVD claims to feature 25 new songs, many of these tracks have been recorded with the previous Wiggles cast and have been reworked for this DVD.

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What's the story?

Anthony, Emma, Lachy, and Simon are back to sing and dance with you in this sing-along DVD. The crew does some new takes on old favorites such as "5 Little Joeys" and "My Big Red Car"; show some neat ballet moves; and bring some new friends to visit and help sing some new songs. In "Poppadum," everyone dresses up in traditional Indian garments and sings about the favorite Indian dish. Reporter Lee Hawk comes to sing about hawks. And rugby player Joseph Paulo stops by to sing about rugby.

Is it any good?

Although traditional Wiggles fans may miss the original crew, the new additions to the team do a decent job encouraging kids to sing and dance. Although parents will probably groan their way through, preschoolers will no doubt be singing along quickly with a lot of the catchy tunes. Parents will appreciate the nice messages scattered throughout the songs, though they may not be as happy with the somewhat random celebrity appearances throughout.

Most kids probably won't be able to sit through the entire DVD, which is 80 minutes long and does have some slightly boring numbers, but they'll probably enjoy watching their favorite songs over and over. And kids who are interested in dancing will find a lot to enjoy as there are quite a few sequences about ballet that feature Emma en pointe.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the Wiggles cast. Do you like the new additions to the team? Or do you prefer the original cast?

  • What did you learn about other cultures from this DVD?

  • Which Wiggles song is your favorite? Why is it your favorite?

Movie details

For kids who love preschool tales

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