Herbie 'The Love Bug' Behind-The-Scenes And How A Volkswagen Beetle Won The World's Heart

Herbie, the Love Bug. Source: IMDB

In 1969, Herbie the "Love Bug" became Hollywood's first four-wheeled movie star, and the Volkswagen Beetle's popularity persisted through three sequels and two reboots. Herbie was a beloved Disney character, and kids of the late '60s and '70s flocked to theaters to watch his antics in Herbie Rides Again (1974), Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo (1977), and Herbie Goes Bananas (1980). Sure, a VW bug is a cute car -- but how did this one manage to become a celebrity?