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Fox rocks with the Wiggles

Oz kiddie rockers the Wiggles are bringing their brand of children’s pop ‘n’ roll to the multiplex.

Twentieth Century Fox has acquired the Australian and New Zealand distribution rights to “The Wiggles Movie,” a feature starring the big-selling Australian children’s musical group.

The Wiggles, a foursome from Sydney — Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field and Greg Page — are the most popular contemporary rock group for the prepubescent set Down Under. While the group has had three of the biggest-selling longform videos of the past three years — even outselling rivals Bananas in Pyjamas — this film marks the Wiggles theatrical debut.

Slated for Australian release at Christmas, the musical adventure follows the band and friends as they plan a surprise party for Dorothy the Dinosaur — who mistakenly believes the group has forgotten her birthday.

Armed with new songs written especially for the film, the Wiggles — whose previous hits include “Big Red Car” and “Yummy Yummy” — succeed at bringing some birthday sunshine to the downcast dino.

Pic was produced by Hilton Fatt, directed by Dean Covell and penned by Greg Truman.

Since 1991, the Wiggles have released eight bestselling children’s albums. Last year, three of the group’s platinum-selling videos were placed in the top five selling titles of the year.

The band also has compiled three consecutive ARIA (Australian Record Industry Assn.) songwriting awards from 1994 through 1996 for best children’s song, as well as back-to-back awards for best children’s release in 1995 and 1996.

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