‘Hot Potato: The Story of The Wiggles’ to Hit Prime Video Next Year

The Wiggles Jeff Fatt and Murray
Courtesy of Prime Video

A feature-length documentary about Australian entertainment icons The Wiggles is coming to Prime Video in 2023.

“Hot Potato: The Story of The Wiggles” will chart the band’s story from the very beginning with founding members Anthony, Murray, Greg and Jeff as they face doubters and disbelievers, before unprecedented fame and reinvention.

Prime Video said in addition to exploring the performers’ stories, the documentary is an ode to childhood and homage to the power of friendships and dreams.

Tyler Bern, head of content at Prime Video Australia, New Zealand and Canada, said he’s sure customers will enjoy the trip down memory lane.

“The Wiggles are arguably the world’s most well-known and trusted children’s band, and we know our customers have either grown up watching them or spent years playing their songs for their children and grandchildren,” he said.

“With incredible archival footage, and in the capable hands of our filmmakers, this documentary will give audiences a glimpse behind the curtain of The Wiggles phenomenon that they have never seen before, exploring their meteoric rise.”

The production is produced by Amazon Studios, Augusto, Frog Productions and SAM Content, with funding from Screen Australia in association with Screen NSW.

Director Sally Aitken said: “It’s a thrill to partner with Prime Video and bring this wonderful story to life. Naturally, there’s a huge sense of responsibility to do justice to the story of Australia’s most iconic and successful band, and I have been stunned and deeply moved by many aspects of their story.

“I can’t wait to share this vision, knowing audiences of all ages will delight in this documentary, whether they know The Wiggles or not.”

Blue Wiggle Anthony Field, added: “When we first formed The Wiggles more than three decades ago, our aim was to educate and inspire children through music, and that continues today.

“Looking through the archives has brought back so many incredible and emotional memories, from our first shows for 30 children, to touring America and the world, playing to arenas. It’s been such an incredible and evolving journey and we can’t wait to share our story with everyone.”

The news about The Wiggles’ doco was part of the streaming giant’s announcement of six new productions, taking its total local output for 2023 to nine new titles.