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"The Wonderful World of Disney" The Love Bug (1997)

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Writers (WGA):
Gordon Buford (earlier story)
Bill Walsh (earlier screenplay) ...
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Original Air Date:
30 November 1997 (Season 1, Episode 11)
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Bruce Campbell ... Hank Cooper

John Hannah ... Simon Moore III

Alexandra Wentworth ... Alex Davis

Kevin J. O'Connor ... Roddy Martel

Dana Gould ... Rupert

Harold Gould ... Dr. Gustav Stumpfel

Micky Dolenz ... Donny Shotz
Burton Gilliam ... Mecanic Race Announcer

Clarence Williams III ... Chuck

Dean Jones ... Jim Douglas
Andy Houts ... 1st Mechanic
Mike Wills ... 2nd Mechanic

Doug McCallie ... Cocky Mechanic
Christin Hinojosa ... Trendy Gal
Andrew Woodworth ... Trendy Guy

Peter Spears ... Young Dr. Stumpfel

Rick Overton ... The General (as Ric Overton)

Jeff Garlin ... Highway Patrolman
Alecia Guzman ... Bride Model
Curtis Bradford ... Pepe
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Burch ... Tow Truck Driver (uncredited)

Rich Hall ... (uncredited)

Herbie ... Itself (uncredited)
Earl McDaniel III ... (uncredited)

John Scalco ... Surfer (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Peyton Reed 
Writing credits
Gordon Buford (earlier story)

Bill Walsh (earlier screenplay) &
Don DaGradi (earlier screenplay)

Ryan Rowe (teleplay)

Produced by
Irwin Marcus .... producer
Les Mayfield .... executive producer
Ryan Rowe .... co-producer
Joan Van Horn .... producer
George Zaloom .... executive producer
Original Music by
Shirley Walker 
Cinematography by
Russ T. Alsobrook (director of photography) (as Russ Alsobrook)
Film Editing by
Chip Masamitsu 
Casting by
Allison Jones 
Production Design by
Peg McClellan 
Set Decoration by
Susan Benjamin 
Costume Design by
Tom Bronson 
Makeup Department
Kathryn Fenton .... makeup artist (as Kathryn Miles Kelly)
Cheri Ruff .... hair stylist
Production Management
Irwin Marcus .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yudi Bennett .... first assistant director
Daniel Silverberg .... second assistant director
Art Department
Frank Escobedo .... property master
Glenn Forbes .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Jerry Jacobson .... sound editor
Reid A. Woodbury Jr. .... adr editor
Reid A. Woodbury Jr. .... dialogue editor
David Yaffe .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Bart Barber .... special effects technician
Philip Bartko .... special effects foreman
Gary D'Amico .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Tim Claycomb .... visual effects coordinator
John Teska .... visual effects supervisor
Richard Burch .... stunt driver
Ernie F. Orsatti .... stunt coordinator (as Ernie Orsatti)
Camera and Electrical Department
William Webb .... steadicam operator (as William G. Webb)
Casting Department
Scott Musgrove .... casting assistant
Tammy Tiehel .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Fitzpatrick .... key costumer
Catherine Dianne Kennedy .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Richard Masamitsu .... assistant editor
Location Management
Mauni P. Caves .... assistant location manager
Jeffrey T. Spellman .... location manager
Music Department
Diane Griffen .... music editor
Kristopher Carter .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Richard Burch .... driver: mechanic
Chris Haynes .... driver
Craig Lietzke .... transportation captain
Other crew
Amy R. Baird .... assistant to executive producer
Millie Kline Crystal .... production coordinator
Ira Hurvitz .... script supervisor
Series Cast
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Michael Eisner ... Himself - Host

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dick Clair  creator
Jenna McMahon  creator

Music Department
Scott Cochran .... music engineer
Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
88 min | Argentina:90 min
Black and White (some scenes) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

This film has yet to be released on DVD or Blu-ray format, which has been requested of Disney by many fans of both the "Herbie" series and Bruce Campbell.See more »
Continuity: When Herbie and Horace "trade paint" both cars dent their fenders up and Herbies looses a hubcap, but in the next shot both cars are fine.See more »
Jim Douglas:[Talking about Herbie] Well he uh... He becomes like his owner, and helps them get what they need.
Alex Davis:So...
[Turns attention towards Hank]
Alex Davis:It wasn't Herbie that whipped out to that secluded spot, locked the doors and all that, it was you, trying to get me alone!
Hank Cooper:Me? No... It was the car...
Jim Douglas:[laughing] Herbie did that to me too. It's how I met my wife.
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The Only Herbie Film NOT on DVD, 20 June 2017
Author: Hollywood_Yoda from Outside Hollywood

As of this writing, this film has yet to be released on DVD. That's a shame, as many fans of Herbie would love to have a copy. Disney needs to release this film, as many other made for TV films are available. The story is much better than Herbie Fully Loaded, and this film has better acting (not a hard feat to surpass thanks to Lindsay Lohan).

The best part of the film is the back story of the origins of Herbie by a German scientist and how Herbie was created. Also, the fact that Dean Jones makes an appearance as Jim Douglas was a great touch. Bruce Campbell as Hank Cooper and John Hannah as Simon were great together.

Hopefully, soon, Disney will offer this film as part of their line of Exclusives in the Disney Movie Club.

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