A Wiggle Tale: Dorothy the Dinosaur Goes to Hospital (found promotional VHS tape; 1999)

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The video's cover.

Status: Found

Date found: 7 Nov 2015

Found by: Daniel Celano

In 1999, the Australian children's group The Wiggles released a video about Dorothy the Dinosaur called The Dorothy the Dinosaur and Friends Video, as previously shown in the Toot Toot! video.[1] Five months later, they released a promotional video titled Dorothy the Dinosaur Goes to Hospital. The video centers around Dorothy going to the Sydney Children's Hospital due to her tail anesthetic. In the video, Dorothy was voiced by Elisha Burke (who voiced the character in the Toot Toot video, the group's first television series and during their Disneyland concerts) rather than Carolyn Ferrie (who was the character's full-time voice actress at the time) and the video was shorter than a typical Wiggles video, running for 11 minutes and 30 seconds. Since the video was made in partnership with the Sydney Children's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House, very few copies of the video were made and the video faded into obscurity after its release.

For over 15 years, the video was completely lost and any copies were extremely rare. But on July 19th, 2014, it was first discovered by Facebook user Tim Reimer. The following year, 2015, Tim sold the video on eBay and during the auction, American Wiggles fan Daniel Celano bid the video's pricing and finally won on September 30th. Daniel ordered the video on eBay and later got it on October 6th. This video has now been found and viewable since November 7th, 2015. After the video's resurfacing, Anthony revealed in a since deleted Instagram story that the video will be uploaded as part of the group's Unreleased NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN Specials series on their YouTube channel.[2]


A mirror of the video.

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