The Wiggles-Here Comes the Big Red Car (2006)

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Released 23-Mar-2006

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Childrens Main Menu Audio & Animation
Gallery-Photo
Storybook-Electronic
Additional Footage-Dorothy The Dinosaur Special Announcements
Bonus Episode-"Lights, camera, Action, Wiggles"
Music Highlights-Song Jukebox
Rating Rated G
Year Of Production 2006
Running Time 46:23 (Case: 70)
RSDL / Flipper No/No Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 1,2,3,4,5,6 Directed By None Given
Studio
Distributor

Roadshow Home Entertainment
Starring None Given
Case Handle
RPI $24.95 Music None Given


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 1.78:1
16x9 Enhancement
16x9 Enhanced
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 1.78:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles English for the Hearing Impaired
English Song Lyrics
Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

    Title of Show : The Wiggles

    Title of Disc : Here Comes The Big Red Car

    Year of Production : 2006

    Country of origin : Australia

    What's included? : 1 40+ minute program plus quite a few extras.

    Details of show : This 40 minute show contains 16 songs (both new songs and new versions of old songs) + two 'drama' segments which are really just vehicles for bad jokes. The first half is The Wiggles in the studio and the second half is on location on what looks to be a harbour beach in Sydney. This features Captain Feathersword and his crew plus The Wiggles towards the end. For those who own older Wiggles videos this may seem like a bit of a rehash of older material. Features the Big Red Boat as well as the Big Red Car.

    Style of Production : Live

    Premise of show : The Wiggles are an international phenomenon, widely known and loved by children the world over. As I am sure we are all aware they are four Australian guys who got together to do some children's songs in 1991 and have not looked back since. Two of their members were formerly of the reasonably well-known local pop band The Cockroaches. Since their inception there have been wildly successful concert tours, television shows, albums, videos and more recently DVDs. The shows include various other characters besides the four Wiggles such as Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags The Dog, Henry the Octopus and Captain Feathersword.

    Age Group : 2-8

    Related to any other children's shows? : Not really

    Adult's view : The Wiggles are great entertainment for the little ones and get them singing and dancing. It's silly and loads of fun.

    Child's view : The Wiggles rule!

    Other Releases of this show available? : There are more Wiggles discs available than virtually any other kids show. The list is endless.

    Overall : Heartily recommended.

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Transfer Quality

Video

    The video quality is very good.

    The feature is presented in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio 16x9 enhanced which is probably the original aspect ratio. The case says it is 4x3 but this is incorrect.

    The picture was very clear and sharp throughout, with no evidence of low level noise. The bitrate is quite high throughout.

    The colour was wonderful, rich and solid throughout.

    The only noticeable artefact was some edge enhancement here and there.

    There are subtitles in English for the Hearing impaired which include spoken words and song lyrics. There is also a separate stream just for singing along with the songs.

     

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Audio

    The audio quality is very good.

    This DVD contains an English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo soundtrack encoded at 224 Kb/s.

    Dialogue was clear and easy to understand and there was no problem with audio sync.

    The music comes across very well and the lyrics are clear.

    The surround speakers and subwoofer were not used.

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Extras

    Very good selection of extras for a children's disc.

Menu

    The menu included an intro, music, action and the ability to select specific songs.

Booklet

    A small booklet is included which includes a track listing and advertisements.

Dorothy The Dinosaur - Special Announcements (1:41)

    Dorothy making announcements about going to bed, brushing your teeth, and so forth.

Anthony is Blue : Electronic Storybook (4:46)

    A story told with pictures, onscreen text and a voiceover. The text is quite small and the voiceover is annoyingly American!.

Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles! - Episode 39 (11:36)

    An episode of their 2002 TV series for the ABC featuring songs, Wiggles news, Music with Murray and other segments.

Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles! - Episode 42 (11:36)

    An episode of their 2002 TV series for the ABC featuring songs, Anthony's Workshop, Where's Jeff and other segments.

Photo Gallery (4:25)

    Stills of the cast and from the show set to music.

R4 vs R1

NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.

    This is also available in Region 1, seemingly in the same format. Draw.

Summary

    A new Wiggles production which includes redone versions of many older songs plus a few new ones.

    The video quality is very good.

    The audio quality is very good.

    The disc has a large collection of extras.

Ratings (out of 5)

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© Daniel Bruce (Do you need a bio break?)
Thursday, August 24, 2006
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DisplaySony FD Trinitron Wega KV-AR34M36 80cm. Calibrated with Digital Video Essentials (PAL). This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 576i (PAL)/480i (NTSC).
Audio DecoderBuilt in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with Video Essentials.
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