WiggleWorld (partially found interactive children's website; 2000-2001)
In June of 2000, a company by the name of Spool Media signed an agreement with The Wiggles to create 'WiggleWorld', an interactive children’s website. The site would launch in December of that same year and would eventually shut down in October 2001. The website included games, e-cards, a screensaver (which still works), colour-in pictures, two message boards (the first was launched on January 12, 2001, and the second was launched on February 2, 2001.) and most of all, a fully interactive online 3D environment (a.k.a. the WiggleWorld viewer) that was presumably based off the Wiggles’ world from their second TV series.
The 3D environment was developed by Spool Media using b3d Studio, and would allow users to "choose destinations, travel in 3D cars down roads, then look around, pick things up, and learn through fun interactive participation." The viewer also included things such as new characters, animations, songs, videos, and other interactive content. Not much information is known about how the WiggleWorld viewer actually ran from a player’s perspective, in fact, only one image has been discovered of the viewer, being found in September of 2022. Which just so happened to be on an old Wiggles fansite.
In order to enter the WiggleWorld viewer, you would first have to get a special software called the “Big Red Car Viewer” that approximately took a few minutes to download at the time.
Despite everything that we know about the website and its contents, not much of it ended up getting archived in the end. So as a result, certain parts of the website are now lost. Including any possible way of running the WiggleWorld viewer.
A photo of Greg Wiggle originally from the e-card section of the website.
A photo of Murray Wiggle originally from the e-card section of the website.
A photo of Jeff Wiggle originally from the e-card section of the website.
A photo of Anthony Wiggle originally from the e-card section of the website.
- The Wiggles Live at Disneyland (found Australian TV special; 1998)
- The Wiggles (partially found alternate versions of episodes of children's show; 1998-2011)
- The Wiggles Series One (partially lost deleted scenes of children's live action series; 1997-1998)
- The Wiggles Show (partially found animated songs from children's show; mid 2000s)
- The Wiggles (lost unaired ABC pilot featuring children's group; 1995)
- The Wiggles Show (found Latin American adaptation of children's series; 2006)
- Let's Wiggle (partially found short series for children's band; 1997-1999)
- The Wiggles (partially found Taiwanese adaptation of children's series; 2003-2007)
- Wiggle and Learn (lost unreleased original version of children's TV series; 2006)
- A Wiggly Postcard from Asia (rumored/lost TV special of The Wiggles tour; existence unconfirmed; 2003)
- Dorothy The Dinosaur (unreleased fourth season of children's TV series; 2016)
- The Wiggles Big Show (partially lost footage of Melbourne performance; 1997)
- Wiggly Party Live in Concert (partially found footage of Vodafone Arena performance; 2001)
- Yule Be Wiggling Christmas Show (lost footage of The Wiggles live performance; 2000; existence unconfirmed)
- Toot Toot Show! (partially lost footage of The Wiggles performance; 1998)
- The Wiggles - NASA (lost footage of National Aeronautics and Space Administration performance; 2004)
- Santa's Rockin'! Live In Concert (partially found footage of Sydney Entertainment Centre performance; 2004)
- Wiggly Safari Show (partially found footage of The Wiggles performances; 2002)
- Wiggledancing! Live On Stage (partially found pro-shot recordings of concert tour; 2006)
- Greatest Hits In The Round (partially lost Acer Arena performance of The Wiggles; 2010)
- Christmas Celebration (lost footage of The Wiggles final performance; 2012)
- The Wiggles LIVE In Concert Tsunami Relief Benefit Concert (partially found footage of Indian Ocean earthquake fundraiser performance; 2005)
- The Wiggly Big Show Tour (lost footage of "The Wiggles" live performance; 1999)
- The Wiggles Reunion Show (partially lost footage of Melbourne performance; 2016)
- Sailing Around The World Live! (partially lost recordings of The Wiggles tour; 2005-2006)
- Pop Go The Wiggles Show (partially found footage of The Wiggles tour; 2007)
- Big Red Car Tour (partially found footage of The Wiggles concert tour; 1995-1996)
- The Wiggles (lost video recordings from Wonderland Sydney concert; 2001)
- Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas (partially found original version of music video from album; 1996)
- Wake Up Jeff! (partially found original version of Wiggles video; 1996)
- A Wiggle Tale: Dorothy the Dinosaur Goes to Hospital (found promotional VHS tape; 1999)
- Getting Strong! (partially found original version of Wiggles video; 2006)
- The Wiggles (partially lost widescreen versions of children's videos; 2002-2004)
- Dancing Ride (found The Wiggles music video; 2001)
- LIVE Hot Potatoes! (found uncut version of Wiggles video; 2005)
- Overture Introductions (lost pre-show videos from The Wiggles tour; 2004)
- The Wiggles (partially found unreleased music videos of children's group; 2000s-2020s)
- Toot Toot! (found original version of The Wiggles video; 1998)
- Pop Go The Wiggles (lost unreleased version of The Wiggles video; existence unconfirmed; 2006)
- Get Ready To Wiggle! (lost "The Wiggles" UK album; 1999)
- The Wiggles Show (partially lost songs from Latin American children's series; 2006)
- The Wiggles (partially lost re-recorded instrumentals of Australian children's band; 2000s)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Newswire article, June 26, 2000
- ↑ An archived page informing people that the website has closed down, October 14, 2001
- ↑ A screen recording of the WiggleWorld screensaver.
- ↑ First message on the 'WiggleWorld Community' message board, January 12, 2001
- ↑ Second message on the 'Big Fans of The Wiggles' message board, February 2, 2001
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Brilliant Digital article, September 6, 2001
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 ASX media release, July 25, 2000
- ↑ Instagram post presenting the discovered photo of the WiggleWorld viewer, September 4, 2022
- ↑ Archived fansite containing the only photo that is known to exist of the WiggleWorld viewer, August 15, 2004
- ↑ Search results on the Netweek website containing a brief summary of WiggleWorld, May 8, 2001
- ↑ Frequently asked questions on the WiggleWorld website.
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 The full resolution versions of these e-card images as seen above were not archived on the WiggleWorld site itself, only the smaller thumbnail versions remained intact. These full-res versions were discovered on another fansite which, strangely enough, was also for making Wiggles e-cards.