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Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, is racing in the Monte Carlo Rally. Unbeknownst to Herbie's driver, thieves have hidden a cache of stolen diamonds in Herbie's gas tank, and are now trying to get them back.

Director: Vincent McEveety
Stars: Dean Jones, Don Knotts, Julie Sommars
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The living Volkswagen Beetle helps an old lady protect her home from a corrupt developer.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Helen Hayes, Ken Berry, Stefanie Powers
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The adorable little VW helps its owners break up a counterfeiting ring in Mexico.

Director: Vincent McEveety
Stars: Charles Martin Smith, Stephen W. Burns, Cloris Leachman
The Love Bug (1968)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A race car driver becomes a champion with a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson
The Love Bug (TV Movie 1997)
Comedy | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Herbie, the magical Volkswagen Beetle, is passed on to a new owner. Together, they must battle a dastardly racer and his devil-car "Horace", an evil Herbie.

Director: Peyton Reed
Stars: Bruce Campbell, John Hannah, Alexandra Wentworth
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Maggie Peyton, the new owner of Number 53 - the free-wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own - puts the car through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor.

Director: Angela Robinson
Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Michael Keaton, Cheryl Hines
Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Professor Dooley takes home a duck from his research laboratory as a toy for his son, but soon finds out that it lays golden eggs.

Director: Vincent McEveety
Stars: Dean Jones, Sandy Duncan, Joe Flynn
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Fran Garrison's all in a tizzy because her prize Dachshund, Danke, is having pups, and she has hopes of one of the pups becoming a champion. But at the vet's, her husband Mark is talked ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Charles Ruggles
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.

Director: Ken Hughes
Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries
Mayberry R.F.D. (1968–1971)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The further misadventures of the citizens of Mayberry.

Stars: Ken Berry, George Lindsey, Jack Dodson
The Smurfs (1981–1990)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The Smurfs are little blue creatures that live in mushroom houses in a forest inhabited mainly by their own kind. The smurfs average daily routine is attempting to avoid Gargomel, an evil man who wants to kill our little blue friends.

Stars: Don Messick, Danny Goldman, Lucille Bliss
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A lawyer makes an interesting discovery that could affect his chances of getting elected to office.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Tim Conway
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 Jim Douglas (5 episodes, 1982)
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 Susan MacLane (5 episodes, 1982)
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 Bo Phillips (5 episodes, 1982)
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 Julie MacLane (5 episodes, 1982)
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 Matthew MacLane (5 episodes, 1982)
Douglas Emerson ...
 Robbie MacLane (5 episodes, 1982)
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 Randy Bigelow (4 episodes, 1982)
Bryan Utman ...
 Jason (4 episodes, 1982)
Natalie Core ...
 Mother Bigelow / ... (3 episodes, 1982)
Kipp Lennon ...
 Raymond (2 episodes, 1982)
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 Mrs. Fumstrom / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
Wally K. Berns ...
 Bagley (2 episodes, 1982)
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Jim Douglas and his partner Bo ran a small driving school with a very "human" Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie, who could think for "himself" and frequently got Jim into some sticky comic situations. Jim's arch-rival was snooty Randy, who was formerly engaged to Jim's cute girlfriend Susan. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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17 March 1982 (USA)  »

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Herbie, the Love Bug  »

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(5 episodes)

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Herbie The Love Bug was a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle deluxe ragtop sedan painted in Volkswagen L87 pearl white. Under normal circumstances, the interior would be a matching white. However, Herbie's interior was painted a special non-reflective grey color so the camera and studio lights would not reflect. See more »

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Followed by Herbie Fully Loaded (2005) See more »

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Why won't 'Disney' Release this on DVD?
27 June 2005 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

With the release of the 'SPECIAL EDITION' DVD of "THE LOVE BUG"(1968/9), and its companion: "HERBIE, THE LOVE BUG" Movie Series DVD-boxed set - featuring all four-original 'Disney' films: "The Love Bug,""Herbie Rides Again,""Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo,"Herbie Goes Bananas"- ... why won't 'Disney' release this rare, nearly forgotten, short lived series - "Herbie, the Love Bug" - on DVD? Plus, with the theatrical release of the newest entry/chapter in the "Herbie" movie-series -- "Herbie: Fully-Reloaded" -- the DVD for this 'Gem' would be gladly received. Then we would only need to wait for the fifth-entry to the series, the 'Made for TV Movie'(remake) 1997's "The Love Bug"(TV), starring: 'Bruce Campbell'- from the 'Evil Dead' movies.


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