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Documentary exploring the meteoric rise of The Wiggles will premiere on Prime Video next year

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Documentary exploring the meteoric rise of The Wiggles will premiere on Prime Video next year

If you’ve ever wanted to know how The Wiggles rose to meteoric fame, then listen up, because Prime Video is releasing a documentary on the iconic Australian band next year.

The children’s entertainment group wrote on Twitter: “Exciting news! The documentary film Hot Potato: The Story of The Wiggles will be released globally on @primevideo @primevideoaunz in 2023!”

Of course, this sent the Twittersphere into a frenzy as one person wrote: “This is gonna really interesting, and awesome. I can't wait to check it out.”

Another said: “Not ashamed to say I jammed to this with my kids for YEARS!!!”

A third person commented: “Looking forward to seeing how accurate Wigglepedia really is.”

While another shared: “This is the best day of my life.”

According to Sydney Morning Herald, the documentary will tell the story of how the band started as pub rockers and eventually became world famous children’s entertainers.

The film’s director Sally Aitken told the outlet that the upcoming flick would explore ‘universal themes’ of any inspirational origin story, full of rejection and shortcomings. 

Credit:  20th Century Studios
Credit: 20th Century Studios

She said: “The film has the very deep universal themes of any heroic journey, with an unlikely group in a sea of disbelievers chasing an impossible dream, and getting there. That’s not just an Australian story, it’s what the great films are made of.

“It’s a tale of a group of friends who have dreams of rock stardom, and they don’t quite anticipate that the pathway to that is through children’s entertainment.”

The film will primarily focus on the OG members of The Wiggles, which includes Anthony Field, Murray Cook, Greg Page and Jeff Fatt.

Aiken said that while the musicians don’t like to talk about their successes, the documentary will offer a unique behind-the-scenes look.

He added that while many might have preconceived notions of the group, such as that their career was merely ‘blind luck’, she maintains that everything was extremely calculated on their behalf.

She said: “I think the film is an opportunity to say this wasn’t just happenstance and good timing, that they knew what they were doing.”

Earlier this year, the band took out the number one spot with Triple J's legendary Hottest 100 with their acoustic cover of Tame Impala's 'Elephant'.

Featured Image Credit: Richard Milnes / Alamy Stock Photo. Action Plus Sports Images/Alamy Live News

Topics: News, TV and Film, Australia, Good News

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