What is the Documentary About?
This is the improbable story of The Wiggles, four friends who recorded a one-off album of children’s music in the early ‘90s and changed the global music industry forever. Recognisable by their blue, red, yellow, and purple skivvies, Anthony Field, Murray Cook, Greg Page, and Jeff Fatt become an unlikely music phenomenon, equipped with early childhood teaching fundamentals and a dose of self-belief. Surmounting numerous rejections from industry producers, The Wiggles take their career into their own hands and become the most successful children’s act of all time.
Hot Potato: The Story of The Wiggles is a backstage pass to one of the world's greatest entertainment stories, and features decades of personal archive footage and intimate access to their sold-out shows. It’s the story of a life of music, friendship, joy, and the enduring power of the child in all of us.
“No other children’s act has come close to emulating the same global success and impact of The Wiggles,” said Tyler Bern, head of content, Prime Video Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. “This film brilliantly encapsulates the phenomenon that is The Wiggles and is a celebration of their lasting legacy as they continue to bring joy and music to people all over the world. The definitive story of a band that is beloved by millions, Hot Potato: The Story of The Wiggles is a never-before-seen look at their rise, and the challenges they’ve overcome throughout the years. We know our customers will enjoy the hit of nostalgia it brings.”
“At first glance, the notion of preschool teachers selling out Madison Square Garden is downright absurd,” said director Sally Aitken. “What a phenomenal story for a director to unpack: How did a group of teachers become like The Beatles for preschoolers? I have been entertained and moved in making this film, discovering an amazing journey of self-belief and the power of purpose. The Wiggles’ story comes with heartache and joy, reinvention, and the wisdom of children. So grab your tissues and your smiles, because with intimate interviews and unique, behind-the-scenes moments, I hope you see the individuals behind the iconic sweaters; musicians and artists driven by genuine passion, resilience, reinvention, and joy.”
How to Watch Hot Potato: The Story of The Wiggles on Prime Video
The highly-anticipated documentary premieres on Prime Video on 24 October.
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You can browse the full selection in the app or on the web, so there’s always something new to explore and enjoy. And don’t forget to hit the nostalgia button and stream Hot Potato: The Story of The Wiggles on Prime Video from 24 October.