There are two versions of this video.
The 1998 version was released only in Australia, while the 1999 version was released worldwide, and then later in Australia.
Release History - 1998 version
Original video release: October 17, 1998 (Roadshow/ABC Video #101484), runtime of 40 minutes.
AUS DVD release as Classic Collection Box Set 4-pack: August 6, 2009 (Roadshow/ABC Video #R-109362-9/1)
Release History - 1999 version
UK VHS release: August 2, 1999 (Walt Disney Home Video)
US VHS release: January 2, 2001 (Lyons/Hit Ent. #2515), runtime of 40 minutes
US DVD release: March 30, 2004 (Lyons/Hit Ent. #20501.01)
AUS DVD release: May 5, 2004 (Roadshow/ABC Video #102342-9, Publisher# 8143384, Wiggles Shop Product #AVD0130000) claims runtime of 120 minutes, including bonus videos, but is more like 70 minutes.
UK DVD release as twin-pack with Yummy Yummy: 2005 (Hit Ent. #41800), runtime 93 mins (80 mins feature).
Key differences between 1998 version and 1999 version
1) John Bradlelum
The 1998 version of John Bradlelum was filmed on an outdoor hillside. The Wiggle Puppets were featured in its title card. At the end of the song, the Wiggles roll down the hill and back up again, and the video leads straight into the next hillside song Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, which features Clare sitting by a mushroom.
The 1999 version of John Bradlelum was done in studio with a computer generated outdoor background, and not on a hill. The rolling scene was replaced by the video Henry's Underwater Big Band.
In the 1998 version, after Go Captain Feathersword Ahoy, Jeff and Greg talk about Greg needing a bath and then Greg sings in the Bathtime video with kids in duck costumes. Bathtime is catalogued with the 4-pack boxset DVD (R-109362-9/1), which references DVD 102342-9 and VHS 101484.
There is no Bathtime in the 1999 version. Henry's Underwater Big Band was used to balance out the song count.
3) Toot Toot
In the 1998 version, the Wiggles drive out of a tunnel and into the countryside. They pass by their friends. The words "Toot Toot" appear on the screen. At the end of the video, the car flies up towards the sun like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang or the Grease movie. This version was featured in TV Series One and the Storytelling episode in TV Series Two.
The 1999 version has them already going through the Wiggles World town and driving partly by the coast, passing by Captain Feathersword's ship, playgrounds with slides, and some fountains. There are no visible Toot Toot words that pop on the screen. Captain Feathersword and the mascots wave from inside a green building. When they wave goodbye they don't fly in the air. This was also used for their Australian video, Wiggly Big Show, and their greatest hits video Hot Potatoes: The Best of the Wiggles.
The 1998 version starts off with a red dot on a The Wiggles yellow part of the logo that flashed with a pop sound as when they say Toot. After that, The Wiggles writing comes up and then the names appear sliding through the center and then The Wiggles appear through a rainbow circle by doing "Toot Toot, Chugga, Chugga, Big Red Car" and then the title appears after.
The 1999 version started off in front of Wiggle house with the Wiggles friends around. Then the red dot from the intro of the 1998 version appears and beeps when they say Toot Toot! twice. Then The Wiggles logo comes up and the bee scrapes it off after. The Wiggles appear driving down the road and the Toot Toot logo comes out of the Big Red Car.
5) End Credits
The 1998 version has video highlight clips while the Zardo Zap song is used as background music.
The 1999 version has a slide show of parts of Wiggles World while some piano music from TV Series One is used as background music.
Some of the title cards changed slightly with the 1999 version including Do the Wiggle Groove which used to have an animated bicycle horn.
Album Release History
Original album release: 1998 (ABC Music: 7243 4 94411 25, (4944112) ABC Music: 7243 4 94411 49, and ABC Music: 7243 4 96238 2 8) 25 songs, 43 minutes. Web archive dated June 28, 1998 claims recent Wiggles signing at Westfield Miranda in Sydney marked launch of album.
US audio release: January 2, 2001 (Lyons/Hit Ent. #9220 cassette, #9234 CD) and June 24, 2003 (Koch Records KOC-CD-8685)
Tracks on album not on video
Captain Feathersword's Raincoat Story
Wah Hoo Hey, I'm Combing My Hair Today
Henry the Octopus
Captain Feathersword Fell Asleep on His Pirate Ship
Tracks on video not on album
The ABC Music album does not have Henry's Underwater Big Band.
The Koch Records album has neither Bathtime nor Henry's Underwater Big Band.
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