Documentary of Volkswagen "Light Bus" to air on CuriosityStream

Aug 12, 2019

  • Streaming and on-demand service debuts THE WOODSTOCK BUS
  • Documentary chronicles the journey to recreate an iconic piece of automotive art

Herndon, VA — CuriosityStream, the documentary streaming and on-demand service from the founder of Discovery Channel, debuts the story behind the Volkswagen “Light Bus” today. Produced in whole by Arcadia Content, THE WOODSTOCK BUS film follows the story of unlikely friends and fans working together to find and resurrect the original Light Bus.

Named for the band “Light” that owned a 1963 Standard Microbus, the original vehicle was painted in a famous coat of mystic symbolism by artist Dr. Bob Hieronimus in 1968. After exhaustive efforts to locate the original came up short, Hieronimus – with Canadian documentarian John Wesley Chisholm – began a Kickstarter fund to construct a replica. Inspired by the story and subsequent campaign, Volkswagen of America, Inc. made a donation to help the duo meet their campaign goal and bring the restoration project to fruition.

The documentary premiere coincides with the official start to the Light Bus’ journey back to New York for a 50th anniversary of Woodstock celebration. THE WOODSTOCK BUS will be available on CuriosityStream starting today here.


About Volkswagen

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America and a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, with headquarters in Herndon, Virginia. Volkswagen’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Arteon, Atlas, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, e-Golf, Golf, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, and Tiguan vehicles through more than 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen online at or to learn more.

About CuriosityStream:

Launched by Discovery Communications founder and media visionary John Hendricks, CuriosityStream is the award-winning streaming and on-demand service where viewers of all ages can fuel their passions and explore new ones. Our films, series and features cover every topic from space exploration to adventure to the secret life of pets with stunning visuals and unrivaled storytelling to demystify science, nature, history, technology, society, and lifestyle. With thousands of titles, many in Ultra HD 4K, including exclusive originals, CuriosityStream is available worldwide to watch on TV, desktop, mobile and tablets. Find us on the web and via Roku, Apple TV Channels and Apple TV devices, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV and Sprint and Google Chromecast, iOS and Android, as well as Amazon Prime Video Channels, YouTube TV, Sony PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, DISH, VRV, Comcast Xfinity on Demand, Cox Communications, T-Mobile, Sony, LG, Samsung and VIZIO smart TVs, Liberty Global, StarHub TV, Medianet,and other platforms and global distribution partners.

About Arcadia Content: 

Arcadia Content is a TV production company creating popular and entertaining factual programs for global audiences.

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