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    The Wiggles

    The Wiggles

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    The Wiggles are a children's band from Australia. When Greg, Anthony, Murray and Jeff aren't singing and dancing, they're spending time with their friends. Dorothy the Dinosaur is a green reptile who loves roses, Wags the Dog is a silly young dog, Captain Feathersword is a mischievous but friendly pirate, and Henry the Octopus is a jolly eight-legged sea animal with a band of his own. Occasionally, The Wiggles meet other friends like Zardo Zap and Officer Beaples. But whatever they're doing, you're bound to have a wigglin' good time! Season Organization There are now six seasons for the Playhouse Disney broadcast of the Wiggles, and they are organized as follows: Season One (TV Series 2) Originally aired: 1999. Disney version aired: 2001. Also known as: Wiggly TV, TV Series Two Choreographer: Leanne Halloran Number of Episodes: 26 Opening Song: In the Wiggles World (with the Bee Intro) Closing Song: In the Wiggles World (everyone waves goodbye) Description: This has assorted skits and songs with a general underlying theme for each episode. The Wiggles' pants don't have the stripes yet. Regular segments: none Season Two (TV Series 1) Originally aired: 1998. Disney version aired: 2002. Also known as: TV Series One Choreographer: Leanne Halloran Number of Episodes: 13 Opening Song: Get Ready to Wiggle Closing Song: some organ music Description: This preceded Series Two and has the sitcom styled intro and some of the earliest footage of the Wiggles. Henry the Octopus takes on puppet and mascot form. Regular segments: Wigglehouse Henry the Octopus Captain Feathersword's Pirate Show Season Three - Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles Originally aired: 2002-2004 Disney version aired: 2003-2004 (11am) Also known as: Network Wiggles, TV Series Three Choreographer: Leeanne Ashley Number of Episodes: 26 in US (54 11-minute episodes in Australia) Opening Song: Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles Closing Song: varies. Usually Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles. Description: This is the more organized studio production with segments for each of the Wiggles and Captain Feathersword. The Wiggle Dancers also make their appearance as regulars. Regular segments: News, Weather, and Sports Anthony's Workshop Captain's Magic Buttons Music with Murray Where's Jeff? Wiggly Community Service Announcement Wiggle Bay song Season Four and Five - The Wiggles Show Australian version aired: Season 4: 2004-2005, Season 5: 2006-2007 US version aired: Season 4: Fall 2005-Spring 2006 (10am), Summer 2006 (7am) Season 5: Winter 2007-present (7am) Also known as: TV Series Four Choreographer: Leeanne Ashley Number of Episodes: 26 + 26 Opening Song: Here Come the Wiggles Closing Song: none Description: Captain Feathersword heads out into the world. The Wiggles even have footage from their concerts! Regular segments: Season 4 Captain Feathersword - Sailing Around the World Dorothy's Dance Class Little Wiggles Wigglehouse Invitation to a Wiggly concert Goodbye: find who's missing. Regular segments: Season 5 Captain Feathersword - Sailing Around the World, with larger crew Wigglehouse Dorothy's Dancing Alphabet Little Wiggles Wiggly Animation Mariachi Wiggles - they sing songs in Spanish! Mandarin Wiggles - they sing songs in Mandarin! Invitation to a Wiggly concert. Jeff features different zoo animals. More silly clips between songs. Season Six - Wiggle and Learn Australian version aired: 2007-2008 Canadian version aired: April 2008- on Treehouse US version aired: December 2008 at 7/6c am. January 2009 at 11am weekdays, 7am weekends Choreographer: Leeanne Ashley and Caterina Mete Number of Episodes: 26 22-minute segments (52 11-minute segments in some formats.) Presented in: HD format Opening Song: Wiggle and Learn Closing Song: Goodbye from the Wiggles Description: Sam Wiggle replaces Greg as they do a brand new series on teaching kids how to read, dance, and have fun. Regular segments: Season 6 Nursery Rhymes Anthony introduces three guests, one of whom is Captain Feathersword in disguise. Wags and Dorothy do an educational skit. Captain Feathersword tries to guess what Anthony is dressed up as. Murray and Jeff paint a picture using music. The Wiggles play different games. Season Seven - Ready, Steady, Wiggle!Australian version aired: September 2013 Canadian version aired: June 2013 on Treehouse US version aired: August 2013 4:30PM during The Sprout Sharing Show Number of Episodes: 52 Presented in: HD format Opening Song: Ready, Steady, Wiggle! Closing Song: Instrumental of Theme Song Description: Join Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony on new adventures. Regular segments: Season 7 Intro; Who Am I? Guessing Game; Anthony's Food Alphabet; Concert Song; Live at Wigglehouse; Wigglehouse Segments; Songs from Taking Off, Furry Tales and Pumpkin Face/Wiggly Halloween; Dorothy closes the show.Video Organization Videos are generally placed at the end of each series. Many airdates listed try to match the first Disney Broadcast or US video release. If it has the Wiggly Dancers it'll be season 3 or later, otherwise the video fits in season 1. If it has Sam Wiggle or the newer Greg, it'll be in season 6. If it has Emma, Lachy & Simon, it'll be Season 7. About Production Codes: The regular seasons were painstakingly collected from the various TV guides and correlated with actual viewings of the show over a period of several months. Season 5 codes come from a media marketing site. They all follow the 3-digit format, except for videos which are originally listed by their Roadshow / HIT Entertainment VHS or DVD catalog number. If you have a better scheme for the videos please contact the editor. Character Profiles The Wiggles Greg Wiggle Greg is the lead singer of The Wiggles, and if you just hear one singer in your favorite Wiggles song, he is the guy. His hobby is doing magic tricks. He can make things disappear, but it'd be once in blue moon if he ever succeeds in pulling a rabbit out of his hat! Instrument = Lead Vocalist. He also plays some guitar and keyboard. Shirt Color = Yellow Sam Wiggle In the Wiggle and Learn series, Sam is the new Yellow Wiggle. People might recognize him as a Wiggly Dancer and Professor Singalottasonga in the earlier series. Instrument = Lead Vocals, and sometimes the Trumpet. Shirt Color = Yellow Anthony Wiggle Anthony is one hungry Wiggle. His hobbies include eating and generally being silly. His appetite can get in the way at times. He usually sings and dances with Greg. In the newer seasons, he also loves to use a low bass voice and to roll his r's. Instrument = Drums. He also plays some guitar and some other instruments. Shirt Color = Blue Murray Wiggle The calmest guy in the band, Murray enjoys playing his red guitar, and is quite impressed by Greg and his magic. One time he even used Greg's magic properly! Murray also loves to speculate on different things in life, like what if we didn't have elbows. He also loves to play well known guitar riffs. Instrument = Red Guitar. Shirt Color = Red Jeff Wiggle Jeff is full of energy when he's awake, but he tends to fall asleep on the spot, and it takes the entire audience to shout "Wake up, Jeff!" It can be hard to keep him awake. In fact, he spent a whole episode asleep once! He may be the goofiest of them all. Instrument = Keyboard and Accordion. Shirt Color = Purple Emma Wiggle Emma is the first female wiggle and she loves to wear bows. She replaces Greg and Sam in the newer episodes. Instrument = Drums. Shirt Color = Yellow Simon Wiggle Simon replaces Murray in the newer episodes. He always sings in a low bass tone and plays a game called Simon Says. Instrument = Lead Vocals. Shirt Color = Red Lachy Wiggle Lachy is Jeff's replacement for newer episodes and still does everything Jeff does like sleeping. He sometimes sings when Simon's not singing. Instrument = Keyboard. Shirt Color = Purple Supporting Characters Captain Feathersword Often considered the Fifth Wiggle, Captain Feathersword is a friendly pirate who has a sword made out of feathers so he can tickle people. He's best known for doing improvisational acts and voices, thanks in part to his Magic Buttons on his vest. He greets everyone with "Ahoy There, Me Hearties!" Dorothy the Dinosaur Dorothy is a human-sized dinosaur who wears a floppy white hat, and loves daydreaming in her rose garden. She has loved roses since she was a young child. And not just to smell them, but she uses them to make rosy treats! She is also the only female among the main Wiggles group, and has an infectious giggle. In Australia, she even has her own TV show! Wags the Dog Wags is a cute dog about the size of the Wiggles. In the early seasons, he only speaks to the audience, and woofs for Captain Feathersword and the other Wiggles. But in the later seasons, he talks like everyone else. He's a very resourceful inventor, and he also likes to goof on Captain Feathersword, refusing to just obey. He's also in charge of the three little pups known as the Wagettes. Henry the Octopus Henry leads his own underwater band. He joins the Wiggles in a bunch of different songs and dances. In the early seasons, he is both a puppet and a mascot. His favorite word is "Bree-Boop!" which is like Aloha in Octopus language. Officer Beaples: She's dressed like a Keystone Kop, and mostly mimes. Wiggle Dancers: The men and women who dance around in marching band uniforms. They start appearing in the musical numbers from the Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles season. Friendly Pirate Crew: The men and women who dance around and help Captain Feathersword during one of his featured skits. Many of the folks are Wiggle Dancers, but some are dedicated crew members representing a worldwide populace. Child Dancers: Since the show is all about the kids, many of the videos feature children dancing and participating in activities. About Playhouse Disney: This is the morning segment of the Disney Channel in the USA that's geared for pre-schoolers and toddlers. Because Disney is privately owned, they only air commercials for their own Disney shows and products, but during the Playhouse Disney segments, The Wiggles shows run about 25 minutes straight with NO commercials! Disney used to run the Wiggles at all sorts of morning hours seven days a week. In its prime, the Wiggles should show up from two to three episodes a day: 6am for Wiggly TV (series 1-2), 10am for The Wiggles Show and Lights, Camera, Action episodes (series 3-4), and 7am for the Breakfast with Bear segment. In series 5, The Wiggles ran at 7am weekdays, and a different time on weekend mornings. In series 6, the Wiggles ran at 7am weekdays and weekends but in January 5, 2009, the Wiggles ran at 11:30am weekdays and 7am weekends. Reruns can be found on PBS Sprout. Submission Guidelines Although the Wiggles guide may seem fairly complete, there are always plenty of fun things to add. Here's generally where things are categorized. Notes: - List of DVD Bonus Features, including Lights Camera Action Wiggles episodes. - Official original release dates for the Australia videos, US videos, and companion albums. Awards won. Differences between Australia and US version. - Novelties and debuts (set design, wardrobe, song, dancer) - consider chronological or Disney TV series order. - One-shot appearances by non-TV industry guests, lists of children and families, lists of dancers. - Family and Friends - whenever the Wiggles bring in their non-cast/crew family members (e.g. Anthony's wife, kids, or dogs), and friends into their videos and features. - Debuts in Australia, UK, or Canada if traceable. Trivia: - On-screen song and guest debuts by name, such as Murray introducing Clare, or Anthony introducing Alfonso. - Instrument details. Allusions: Passing references to pop culture icons like Elvis or The Beatles. For example, Racing to the Rainbow has a flurry of Elvis references, and the cover of Let's Eat is designed to look like Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts band. Australian regional sayings and jargon like "slippery dip", but do not add common ones like "G'day" or "Beauty, mate" or "barbie" Song arrangements not directly explained (e.g. Hands on My Head). Cast: If you are adding voiceovers for any of the mascots, for example: Wags the Dog (Mic Conway) Dorothy the Dinosaur (Carolyn Ferrie, Jacqueline Field, Zoe Velez) Henry the Octopus (Jeff Fatt, Paul Paddick, Mario Martinez-Diaz), please confirm they are the correct person in the season, and that the mascot actually said something in that episode. I count the dancers as Recurring Stars / Guest Stars if: 1) They are credited at the end of the show. 2) They participated in the skits, intros, or closers. I do not count the dancer if all they did was appear in the pre-produced video footage. DO NOT ADD - Nitpicking any time the Wiggles don't really play their instruments or lip sync. It is a given that sometimes they are more concerned about dancing and showing the actions rather than making an acoustically accurate performance. Save those goofs for only the major ones like showing two different guitars for the same concert song. - Self-evident crew credits like Music: The Wiggles (Band) or Creator: The Wiggles (Band) or Opening Performance: The Wiggles (Band). Look for explicitly listed credits like Musical Arrangement: Anthony Field instead. - Cast roles that should be listed in the credits (e.g. Kamahl guest stars as himself). - Special Guest Stars - add them as regular Guest Stars. - Dancers on replayed video footage. They did not participate in the video. - This is the second/third/fourth visit by guest star. It is self-evident from the credits that guests appear multiple times. - Anything from Wiggles Wikia. That site has way much too unverified information. - Any nitpicks on miscellaneous Wiggles songs that aren't featured in the TV series or videos. - Explanations on nursery rhymes or common pop culture. Common questions about the guide Q: What is with the titles for Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles? How come they don't correspond to my videos? A: In the original Australian broadcast, the show was 54 episodes of 11 minutes each, and their titles were just Episode 1 to Episode 54. When it was broadcast in the US for Disney, they mainly combined 2 episodes into one, and posted their own 3 digit production numbers. There are NO official titles for the US version. The titles here are arbitrarily written by the editor to best reflect the theme of the combined episode. Q: Can I add a Wiggles video to a guide? A: Yes, Just let me know in advance and I can give you an episode number of where it should fit in. I am not accepting 2-pack releases as new entries, but you can make a Note of such things if they are important. Q: Why is Series Two listed first? A: Although Series Two was produced after Series One, it aired on Disney channel before Series One. Q: What about Wiggly Waffle? A: Wiggly Waffle, while it has new videos, is not an actual TV series, but The Wiggles hosting a block of various shows. If you want Wiggly Waffle on tv.com, you could send in a request for a new show, but my opinion is that it is a very difficult series to maintain. Q: What about other Wiggles produced shows? A: Dorothy the Dinosaur Show from the late 2000s has a guide now. If you want Kingdom of Paramithi, send a request to add the show on tv.com. Q: Why are the episode names and numbers for Season 4, 5 and 6 different than the ones from the boxsets and Australian iTunes? A: The names are from when they aired on Disney. Australia used different names and aired in production order.moreless
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    Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special

    Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special

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    Every year Po helps his father prepare for The Winter Feast by serving noodles and putting up decorations, but this year his responsibilities change when Shifu tells him that he must host the feast. Will Po be able to choose between tradition or new responsibility.moreless
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    The Smurfs

    The Smurfs

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    The Smurfs are a group of over 100 bluish, three-apple tall creatures who live in the mushroom homes of Smurf Village. They are led by 543-year-old Papa Smurf (who doesn't look a day over 530). Their lives would be perfect were it not for the villainous Gargamel, a wizard who spends his days trying to capture them to eat, turn into gold, or for some other evil reason. Gargamel's cat Azrael adds to the menace, always looking for a smurfalicious snack. The single-emotioned smurfs, including Brainy, Jokey, Vanity, Grouchy and Clumsy, and others, were later joined by Grandpa Smurf, five Smurflings (who went back in time to become youngsters), and even Nanny late in the series. Gargamel, too, got a friend in the form of the unscrupulous Scruple. In 1982, the Culliford characters Johan and his aide Peewit ("Peewee" to U.S. kids) were given their own segments during the expanded, 90-minute The Smurfs, but the two humans simply weren't as smurfy as their tiny friends, and thus did not last. Despite its incredible popularity, The Smurfs actually encountered some controversy. Some adults considered the show quite sexist in its use of the one original female character, Smurfette, who was created by Gargamel as a way to fool the other Smurfs. In reaction to the criticism, the siren was changed into a sweetie via some Papa Smurf magic, and later seasons brought further smurf femmes like Sassette and Nanny. Perhaps the most memorable feature of the show was the use of the word "smurf" in every possible tense and construction. For instance, it wouldn't be unusual to hear a Smurf remark something like, "It's such a smurfy day, I think I'll go smurfing in Lake Smurf." In any case, the show won two Emmys as Outstanding Children's Entertainment Series and, in 1987, actually did a message episode. In an anti-drug show, Poet Smurf became addicted after rubbing a witch's magic orb, requiring the help of Papa and the gang to overcome his problem. The Smurfs hit the silver screen in 1984 with The Smurfs and the Magic Flute. The film was actually a dubbed version of an older Belgian Schtroumpfs feature, and our teeny weeny heroes didn't even appear until a ways in. The film flopped, but the cartoon continued to rule Saturday morning for the better part of the decade. In 1989, in an attempt to save the nearly decade-old show, the producers had the Smurfs leaving Smurf Village to visit various times and locations. Fans were smurfed off. The show was cancelled after that season, surviving only in the syndicated package titled The Smurfs' Adventures. Catch an hour of The Smurfs every weekday morning on The Cartoon Network at 11AM - 12PM EST and on the Boomerang Network at 8AM, 4PM, and 12AM EST.moreless
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    Godzilla: The Original Animated Series

    Godzilla: The Original Animated Series

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    Godzilla: The Original Animated Series is a spin-off series featuring Godzilla as an ally to a team of scientists on a sea vessel, the Calico. The team consists of Captain Carl Majors (voiced by Jeff David), the team leader, Dr. Darien (voiced by Brenda Thompson); a female scientist; Brock (voiced by Hilly Hicks), Dr. Darien's assistant and Carl's first mate; and Pete (voiced Al Eisenman), Dr. Darien's nephew. Another addition to the crew is Godzooky (voiced by Don Messick), Godzilla's nephew, who brings a humorous and lighthearted touch to the show. Though Godzooky is unable to belch fire and is smaller than Godzilla, he is able to fly. Each episode, the team is investigating some strange scientific phenomenon due to some unnatural occurence. Whenever the scientific expedition encounters serious trouble, the team calls in Godzilla (voiced by Ted Cassidy) via a special communicator, or if unavailable, Godzooky's howl. Unlike the original, Godzilla's breath is changed to a fire blast instead a devastating atomic blast. However, he can also shoot laser beams from his eyes. The team uses and briefly explains a scientific principle or instrument each episode, thus having some educational value for the intended audience.moreless