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The Bug Movie is a feature length documentary film about the most beloved and recognizable vehicle on Earth, the Volkswagen Beetle.
466 backers pledged $44,074 to help bring this project to life.


Posted by Damon Ristau (Creator)

Hello Everyone!

We did it!! You did it!!!! Thank you!!!!! We've hit our goal! You all are so amazing, I can't thank you enough.  Your generosity, your encouragement, your comments to us on Facebook, on Kickstarter and in direct emails, have been a huge motivation to keep a positive attitude especially during our long "plateau" in the middle of the campaign. Your love for old VW's and belief in this project has made it REAL. 

Celebratory balloons from 1955 when the one-millionth Beetle rolled off the assembly line in Wolfsburg.
Celebratory balloons from 1955 when the one-millionth Beetle rolled off the assembly line in Wolfsburg.

There is still 30 hours left for pledges to come in before our Kickstarter clock runs out (officially July 11, 2014 at 8pm MST). So if you know anyone that still wants to contribute and get in on our awesome film, community and rewards, let them know!

Now I'm off to roll up my sleeves and get my hands dirty. If all goes as planned, we will have a finished film to show you just after the new year, it's called THE BUG MOVIE!  But first, I might take a quick break and CELEBRATE!

I look forward to keeping you posted on progress.

Much gratitude and love,


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    1. Justin Frape on

      Very cool. I'm happy to be one of your $250 level backers; I'm curious, is there somewhere I can download The Bus movie to see it, in advance of receiving the "boxed set"? I know it wasn't part of the deal, specifically, but I'm wondering if this could be accommodated somehow?

      Looking forward to this! :)

    2. Daniel Pinto on

      Congratulations. I'm a proud owner of a 1303 cabriolet version, from 1979. I can say I'm blessed by the possibility of driving one of the icons of automobilia.

    3. Javier Maldonado Jr. on

      Congrats!! Don't forget to show the new beetle turbo in there ;D

    4. Brad Miller on

      Congratulations and looking forward to your completed project!!

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      Jeffrey Hicken on

      Congratulations! So what's next? The Ghia Movie? The Thing Movie? The Type 4 Movie (the red headed stepchild of VW)? I loved the Bus movie and I'm sure this will be even better.

    6. Scott Faulkner on

      Knew you'd make it:D Loved The Bus movie btw

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      John Taylor on

      Well done, but what comes after the bug movie...only joking get that one out of the way first ;-)

    8. Josh Goodwin on

      Oh and where can we see The Bus Movie?