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The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988)

After her father's ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking is stranded with her horse, Alfonso, and monkey, Mr. Nilsson, and takes up residence in the old ... See full summary »

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An updated take on the classic Swedish, pig-tailed tomboy, Pippi Longstocking.

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After her father's ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking is stranded with her horse, Alfonso, and monkey, Mr. Nilsson, and takes up residence in the old family home, which is thought by neighborhood children to be haunted. Soon, two children, Tommy and Annika, venture into the house only to meet up with Pippi. The three soon become friends and get into various adventures together, including cleaning the floor with scrubbing shoes, dodging the "splunks", going down a river in barrels, and helping Pippi with the problem of having to go to a children's home. Older children will probably get the most out of this movie. Written by Amelia Chanowith

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,569,939 (USA)
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In Americanizing the story, characters have been reworked for this movie. The character of Miss Bannister (Eileen Brennan) is a variation on Miss Prysselius from the Pippi Longstocking (1969) TV series. The character of Mr. Blackhart (George DiCenzo) is a crooked version of the nameless "Fine Gentleman" from the beginning of the third and final Pippi book, "Pippi in the South Seas." His henchmen, Rype (J.D. Dickinson) and Rancid (Chub Bailly), are based on the thieves Thunder-Karlsson and Bloom (who both originated in the first Pippi book, and also appeared in the TV series). The character of Miss Messerschmidt (Carole Kean) is based upon Miss Rosenblom (who also appeared in the book "Pippi in the South Seas"). And Gregory the Glue Man (Dick Van Patten) is based upon Konrad the Peddlar from the film Pippi on the Run (1970) (the denouement of the original Pippi TV/film series). See more »

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A modern day bank is seen in town although the story is set in the 1930s. See more »

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Mr. Blackhart: I'm wondering if you'll be interested in selling this house
Pippilotta Longstockings: My house? Sell it! Hahaha, how can you sell a home? You can't wrap it up, you can't carry it away and you certainly can't fit it into your car.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits is a montage of children's book style illustrations of Pippi and her father, Captain Efraim Lockstocking, in various parts of the world (Sweden, Africa, India, Thailand, Alaska, China, and the seldom-featured Kurrekurredutt Island, the fictional South Pacific island where Captain Longstocking became king), as the credits appear over the negative spaces in each picture. The montage concludes with an illustration of the Hoptoad (Captain Longstocking's ship), which segues into the live action scene of it which starts the story. See more »

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After her father's ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking is stranded with her horse, Alfonso, and monkey, Mr. Nilsson, and takes up residence in the old family home, which is thought by neighborhood children to be haunted. Soon, two children, Tommy and Annika, venture into the house only to meet up with Pippi. The three soon become friends and get into various adventures together, including cleaning the floor with scrubbing shoes, dodging the "splunks", going down a river in barrels, and helping Pippi with the problem of having to go to a children's home. Older children will probably get the most out of this movie.


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