Dorothy the Dinosaur is the first Wiggles spin-off series that ran from 2007 to 2012. The idea of a Wiggles product focused on Dorothy the Dinosaur and her friends, and without The Wiggles themselves, was first tested in 1999 with the release of The Dorothy the Dinosaur and Friends Video, a clip show of TV Series 2. Although many Dorothy-based live tours followed, it took until 2007 for more projects based around Dorothy to continue, with the production of this series, launching a new brand of videos, albums, tours and merchandise. This sub-brand has since been faded out, beginning in 2013 with the introduction of the current generation of Wiggles, including female Wiggle Emma whose own brand has filled this gap.
Each episode is 7 minutes in length, the shortest length for a Wiggles series until Series 1 of Emma!