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The Hugga Bunch (1985)

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.



Won 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »


Cast overview:
Natalie Masters ...
Tony Urbano ...
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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Family | Fantasy





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The last appearance of Richard Haydn. See more »


Bridget Severson: She's your grandmother, too. This is a criseris.
Andrew Severson: Crisis, dummy.
Bridget Severson: Crisis. Whatever. You sit there shoving Spice Nuggets in your face like nothing's happening! How can you? You don't show Grams any affection! You don't love anybody but yourself and your dumb old computer. You don't care!
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Loved It
29 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Man I loved this movie as a kid... it was the best. Years later, watching it as an adult I was surprised to see exactly how scary it was at points (ie the burning mastodon), and just the fact that those cute little huggabunch were actually lil freaky. Maybe it's just an adult mind stepping into an kids movie but man... I still love it. : ) It had an endearing quality to it and I wish I could find it to watch it again. Too bad it's hard to find because this was truly an 80's classic that should be shown to our kids in this generation. It holds an innocence movies today don't seem to have..which is sort of sad. Movies/Shows today just aren't what they used to be. We need to go back to the innocence of our own childhoods and bring back the magic to kids in this day and age.

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