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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Best Of The Bad: The Hugga Bunch
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  (in credits order)
Gennie James ... Bridget Severson
Natalie Masters ... Grams Severson

Terry Castillo ... Huggins
Tony Urbano ... Hugsy
Aarika Wells ... Queen Admira

Carl Steven ... Andrew Severson

Susan Mullen ... Janet Severson

Mark Withers ... Parker Severson
Kelly Britt ... Aunt Ruth
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Richard Haydn ... Bookworm (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Gus Jekel 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Swift 

Produced by
Bonnie D'Andrea Jekel .... executive producer
Original Music by
Donald Specht (uncredited)
Cinematography by
James Crabe (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Matt Cope 
Casting by
Judy Elkins 
Production Design by
Petko D. Kadiev  (as Petko Kadiev)
Art Direction by
William J. Creber  (as Bill Creber)
Set Decoration by
James W. Payne  (as Jim Payne)
Makeup Department
Maurice Stein .... makeup artist
Production Management
Michel Lyman .... animation production manager
Issy Shabtay .... production supervisor
David Smirnoff .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bonnie D'Andrea Jekel .... first assistant director
Paul Lawrence .... key second assistant director
Art Department
Bill Bates .... property master
Kenneth J. Creber .... carpenter
Mentor Huebner .... production illustrator
Ron Lipking .... illustrator
Sound Department
James LaRue .... sound mixer (as Jim LaRue)
Greg Nave .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Ninkey Dalton .... visual effects: Introvision
Michael Z. Hanan .... visual effects art director: Introvision (as Michael Hanan)
Rick Kerrigan .... visual effects production manager: Introvision
William Mesa .... visual effects supervisor: Introvision
Eugene P. Rizzardi .... miniatures supervisor: Introvision (as Gene Rizzardi)
Tim Donahue .... matte supervisor: Introvision (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
George Billinger III .... loader (as George Billinger)
John W. Brumshagen .... gaffer (as John Brumshagen)
James M. Cox .... electrician (as Jimmy Cox)
Tom Cox .... best boy (as Tommy Cox)
Allen D. Easton .... assistant camera (as Allen Easton)
L. Hammerschmitt .... vtr operator
John London .... dolly grip
Wayne Mort .... best boy
Glen Noorda .... key grip
Ernie Reed .... camera operator
Cynthia Webster .... assistant camera: Introvision (uncredited)
Animation Department
Sam Cornell .... animation director
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barbara Burgdorf .... costumer
Music Department
Donald Specht .... composer: songs (as Don Specht)
Johnny Talon .... lyricist
Other crew
Rebekah Alvi .... puppet maker
Laurel Baker .... puppet maker
Colby Bilkiss .... stand-in
Tim Blaney .... additional puppeteer
Judith M. Brown .... teacher (as Judy Brown)
Kevin Carlson .... additional puppeteer
Lara Cody .... additional puppeteer
Alan Greedy .... script supervisor (as Allan Greedy)
Liese Harris .... puppet maker
William H. Hartman .... assistant to producer (as Wm. H. Hartman)
Helise Holden .... puppet maker
David Johnson .... puppet maker
Karen Lehner .... additional puppeteer
Rick Rader .... ramrod
Rico Topazio .... additional puppeteer
Lorraine Triolo .... home economist
Tony Urbano .... puppetry
James Winter .... craft service (as Jim Winter)

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Did You Know?

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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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Excellent Movie, 9 October 2002
Author: seo2a from Tennessee, Unite States

As a child, I watched Hugga Bunch quite religiously. I believe my parents and siblings could all quote the movie because they watched it with me so often. One great aspect of this movie, aside from the story, is the puppets which are quite adorable. The film is very pleasing to the eye once the main character enters the land of huggs. It is very colorful and cute. I highly recommend this film to anyone who is lucky enough to get his/her hands on it (it is sadly out of print, hard to find, and quite expensive on ebay).

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