The Love Bug (1968) was a Comedy - Family Film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Bill Walsh.
The Love Bug (1968)on Apr 28, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film
The last production Walt Disney greenlit, The Love Bug was the perfect movie to help?audiences sit down and tune out during the chaotic year of?1968. ?The story of a little bug with a spunky personality perservering against the wealthy corporate drudge is a tale as old as time…but those other ... Read full article
The Love BugBy Chris on Jul 26, 2013 From Family Friendly Reviews
Family-Friendly Rating: “Avoidable” just for being boring and out-dated, but there are many who disagree with me. I had some memory of seeing Herbie The Love Bug at some point in my childhood and was looking forward to seeing this again. Maybe I went in with my expectations too high. T... Read full article
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Jim Douglas: Look, lady, by profession, I'm a racing driver.
Carole: Oh, *that* Jim Douglas.
Jim Douglas: What do you mean, "*that* Jim Douglas"?
Carole: Let's see, two years ago, at Laguna Seca, you spun out and hung a beautiful Buick Special on the back fence. At Willow Springs, was it a year ago... last February, you sprayed a Lotus all over the infield.
Jim Douglas: How do you know all that?
Carole: I have trouble with names and faces, but I never forget a car.
Jim Douglas: What do you know? Engine stalled.
Carole: [tries to get out] How about that? Door's stuck. That's how it is with cars sometimes. I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens next.
Jim Douglas: Well, as someone very wisely once said, "That's how it is with cars sometimes."
Carole: I just said that.
Jim Douglas: Oh.
Bice: You used to be a big-track driver, ain't you got no pride?
Jim Douglas: I ran out of pride when I ran out of cars.
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When beginning production of the film, Disney set up a casting call for about a dozen cars, and kept them outside the studios for the crew to examine during their breaks. Among the lineup were Toyotas, Volvos, and of course, the pearl white Volkswagen Beetle. When the crew walked by to inspect the cars, they would kick the tires and grab the steering wheel to see how it handled. However, when they came across the Volkswagen, they began to pet it, and so the Beetle got the job.
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.
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