The Hugga Bunch (1985)

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A girl travels through her mirror into HuggaLand to find a way to keep her grandmother, the only one who knows how to hug, young.



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Cast overview:
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Bridget Severson
Natalie Masters ...
Grams Severson
Terry Castillo ...
Tony Urbano ...
Aarika Wells ...
Queen Admira
Andrew Severson
Janet Severson
Parker Severson
Kelly Britt ...
Aunt Ruth


A young girl named Bridget Severson lives with her parents, brother, and grandmother. Her aunt Ruth comes by regularly too. Everyone but her grandmother, is too busy for hugging or showing affection. She soon finds out that they've talked her grandmother into going to a nursing home. Bridget, being so upset by this, follows a little creature named Huggins through her closet mirror to HuggaLand in search of a way to make her grandmother young again. In HuggaLand, she learns that eating the fruit of the young berry tree can give instant youth. Unfortunately, the only young berry tree grows in the Country/Land of Shrugs. She'll have to cross the sea of broken glass, pass the hairy behemoth, and venture into the evil Queen Admira's castle. Will Bridget succeed? Written by grrlpunk

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The last appearance of Richard Haydn. See more »


Queen Admira: Feel free to compliment me.
Bridget Severson: You're not bad looking for a wicked witch. But the ones in my storybooks have wrinkles and warts!
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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30 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was one of my favorite movies as a child. FuzzBucket as well. My brother bought me a copy of Hugga Bunch on VHS online a few years ago. It isn't the best copy but it works. I would be happy to sell it cheap if anybody is interested. :) Its not as good when you are 27. I think this is a great movie for kids. It taught me to appreciate my elders at a young age. I also love when one of the dolls ends up in the washing machine. So cute. The magic cherry tree, the long windy road to the castle, the curlers in the dolls hair... It made me believe my dolls could come alive at any second. I had toy hugga bunch dolls that would clip on to things in my room. I used to rent this movie every time I would go to a video store.

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