Vincent McEveety

The guy that seemed to take up where Robert Stevenson left off with the goofy but charming live-action Disney movies.

Gus (1976) -- I'm sure this is the 70s equivalent of Air Bud, but I remember liking it when I was four. If I saw it again, I'm sure it would be goofy... though I still maintain that it might have more of a dorky charm than Air Bud (not that I've seen that one at all). B

Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo (1977) -- I barely remember something about Don Knotts, Dean Jones, a diamond, and a long opening credits segment. (See Robert Stevenson for the predecessor, Herbie Rides Again. See below for the sequel, Herbie Goes Bananas.) C

The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979) -- Don Knotts and Tim Conway are funny. I don't remember this sequel very well however. (See Norman Tokar for the predecessor, The Apple Dumpling Gang.) C

Herbie Goes Bananas (1980) -- My brother had the novelization of this movie. That's about all I remember from it, that and Herbie doing a bullfight. This is the last of the Herbie movies. (See above for the predecessor, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo.) C

The Watcher in the Woods (1981) -- Co-directed with John Hough.  Here's how this movie works (I think): When you're a kid, and you're only scarcely able to really follow what's actually going on in the movie (I was six when this came out), the images and sounds are everything. And the images here are actually pretty cool: woods, girls with blindfolds trapped in mirrors, crazy lights, Bette Davis... When you watch it as an adult, it barely makes sense, but growing up this was pretty great stuff. C

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