The Wiggles Show (found Latin American adaptation of children's series; 2006)
The series' title card
Date found: 8 Jul 2022
Found by: The Wiggles
The Wiggles is a popular children's group that formed in 1991 in Sydney, Australia. They are known for their hits Hot Potato, Get Ready To Wiggle, Fruit Salad and many others. Between 1991 and 1998, they mostly released albums and videos and toured heavily and would gain popularity in Australia. By the turn of the century, the group gained global popularity and their albums, videos, television shows and tours would become hugely successful. The group's success leads to many versions of the group in different countries, including a version for Latin American audiences in South America.
The lineup in the Latin American version was Zoe Velez in the blue skivvy, Fernando Moguel Jr. in the yellow skivvy (who appeared with his father Fernando Moguel Sr. in albums and videos by the Australian group), Katty Villafuerte in the purple skivvy and Francisco Madrid in the red skivvy red Wiggle. This lineup would only do one television series that would air for 26 episodes in 2006 (exact airdates are unknown) on Disney Channel preschool block Playhouse Disney in Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Uruguay and various South American territories. The adaptation might've aired on Discovery Kids in Latin America as soon as Playhouse Disney stopped airing new episodes in the same year, but this has yet to be confirmed. The lineup would be discontinued by the end of the year in favor of dubbing the original Australian series for South American markets and the television series would quickly fall into obscurity.
|1||Episodio 1||Originally named "¡Prepárate para Cantar & Bailar!"||Found|
|2||Episodio 2||Originally named "¡El Cumpleaños de Dorothy!"||Found|
|3||Episodio 3||Originally named "¡Despierta Katty!"||Found|
|4||Episodio 4||Originally named "¡Papitas Calientes!"||Found|
|5||Episodio 5||Originally named "¡El Baile Del Chango!"||Found|
|6||Episodio 6||Originally named "¡Dorothy the Dinosaur y Cabeza, Hombros, Rodillas y Pies!"||Found|
|7||Episodio 7||Originally named "¡Baila el Romp Bomp A Stomp con Dorothy the Dinosaur!"
First on-camera performance of "Mitten the Kitten."
|8||Episodio 8||Originally named "¡Bip, Bip, El Cochesote Rojo! Favorito Wiggles Canciones"
First on-camera performance of "I Look In The Mirror."
|10||Episodio 10||First on-camera performance of "Sanctissima."||Found|
|14||Episodio 14||First on-camera performance of "The Four Presents" and "Yawn Yawn Yawn."||Found|
|22||Episodio 22||First on-camera performance of "Name Game."||Found|
|25||Episodio 25||First performance of "The Gypsy Rover."||Found|
For several years, it was thought that two specials (based on two videos from the Australian group) were recorded based on two photos and a video which appeared to be segments from the specials and several songs (alleging to be from the specials) that appeared in the series. The video alleging to be from the Aquí Viene El Cochesote Rojo special turned out to be a fake and the photos alleging to be from the ¡Despierta Katty! special were confirmed by Francisco Madrid to be just a photoshoot for the series.
|Aquí Viene El Cochesote Rojo||Non-existent||A since-deleted video alleging to be from the special is from an Wiggles ARG channel.|
|¡Despierta Katty!||Non-existent||Two photos (one of them was seen at The Wiggles Exhibition in the Powerhouse Museum from 2011 to 2021) turned out to be from a photoshoot for the series.|
This Latin American version of the group and television series would be virtually unknown outside of South America for some time. It wouldn't be until the documentary 15 Years of Wiggly Fun! that was released in August 2006 (before the lineup was discontinued) that footage featuring the lineup and some snippets from the song Fruit Salad would be shown, this would be the first time the Latin American Wiggles would be known outside of South America. Several more clips from the show would be shown in a news report on the Australian group. In summer 2019, several animated clips from the show surfaced as part of an animation reel for the studio March Digital (who did the animation for the Australian group). Several photos of many episodes from the series would make it online.
On May 22nd, 2021, Anthony Field revealed on Twitter that the international versions of The Wiggles will be making their way onto the group's YouTube channel. Among the other international versions of the group was the Latin American group. On June 7th, 2021, Francisco Madrid and Zoe Velez announced on the group's channel that the series will be uploaded to YouTube starting June 11th, 2021. On that very date, the first episode of the series was uploaded. Over the next year, episodes of the series were uploaded bi-weekly to their channel (with the exception of the weeks of September 3rd, 10th and October 8th due to other projects and three episodes that were released through the Kartoon Channel streaming service on November 24th, 2021). The final episode of the Latin American version was uploaded on July 8th, 2022, rendering the whole series found.
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