Herbie the Love Bug was a 1982 American television series based on Walt Disney "Herbie" film series about a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own which aired on CBS from March 17, 1982 to April 14, 1982. It was cancelled after five episodes and, for the next fifteen years, would mark Herbie's last new appearance in either television or film until his return in the 1997 film The Love Bug. The show's theme song "Herbie, My Best Friend" was performed by the star, Dean Jones.
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The Love Bug is a 1997 American made-for-television comedy adventure film and a remake of the 1968 film of the same name produced by Walt Disney Television which premiered on ABC as part of The Wonderful World of Disney on November 30, 1997. The remake starred Bruce Campbell and included a special appearance by Dean Jones, star of the original Love Bug, tying it to the previous films and introduced an evil black Volkswagen named Horace, “The Hate Bug”, giving the film a much darker tone than the other “Herbie” films. It is the fifth installment of the Herbie franchise, this film is part remake and part sequel, in that the events of the original 1968 film are repeated while the storyline plots to follow 1980's Herbie Goes Bananas. It can also be thought a prototype of Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), in that both show a later racer finding Herbie in a junkyard and restoring him. The film also marks the first new appearance of Herbie in 15 years, following the Bug's lone television series Herbie, the Love Bug, which had ended after five episodes.
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This 1997 incarnation of The Love Bug is the only film in the Herbie franchise not available on DVD or Blu-ray, despite multiple requests from fans of both the Herbie franchise and lead-actor Bruce Campbell. As of May 2018, it is only available in VHS format throughout the United States and Canada. This movie has since been seen in recent years on cable networks; most notably, Hallmark Channel (which usually airs the 1968 original and 1997 film back-to-back) and very rarely on the Disney Channel.
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