A wierd inventor (Caractacus Potts) invents an amazing flying car, which drives by itself. It takes him and his family to Vulgaria, where the sinister buffoon Baron Bomburst kidnaps the car. The baron has made children illegal, and Caractacus and Co. have to try and rescue the children of Vulgaria...
Dick Van Dyke's character was named for Caractacus, the last independent ruler of England before the Roman conquest of southern England.
Is that all you do Mr. Potts, invent things?
Anachronisms: A tall radio tower is visible in the background during the "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" reprise when they're floating on the water.
Written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Performed by Dick Van Dyke, Heather Ripley, and Adrian Hall