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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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29 July 1988 (USA)  »

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As Novas Aventuras da Pipi das Meias Altas  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,569,939 (USA)
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Trivia

In the scene where Pippi, on her own accord, sits in a corner (despite being told to do so by the teacher Ms. Messerschmidt) in the classroom of the Rocksby Children's Home, note some pages of Maurice Sendak's classic storybook "Where the Wild Things Are" tacked on the bulletin board next to her. See more »

Goofs

When Pippi's father catches her after she jumps off the roof of the boat, he throws her back up and at the top of the screen you can briefly see the device lifting her up. See more »

Quotes

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

Upon the Columbia Pictures logo appearing (during which the film's theme song, "Pippi Longstocking (Is Coming Into Your Town)," begins to play), the logo dissolves into (rather than fading-out-and-in to) the first image in the opening credits; the abstract vector image of Pippi's braided pigtails, freckles, and eyes (part of the movie's title logo) over a white background. The eyes are slightly animated, blinking occasionally, and focuses on the titles below: "Columbia Pictures Presents" appears first which fades out, then the "An Adham/Moshay/Mehlman Production of" credit rolls into place from the left and fades, then the "A Ken Annakin Film" that also rolls into place from the right and fades, and finally, the film's title, "The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking," which fades into place. The eyes focus on the "New" that suddenly bounces into place from the left (right between "The" and "Adventures," which conveniently part to make room for it). The eyes then look at the camera and the left eye winks for a second. Then the scene dissolves to the credit sequence proper. See more »

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Version of Peppi Dlinnyychulok (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Runnin' Away
Written by Misha Segal and Pat Caddick
Performed by Margie Nelson
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User Reviews

Fun fare for children and those young at heart
27 June 2003 | by (Harrison, Arkansas, USA) – See all my reviews

I'll be the first to admit that this film is light-hearted and often silly. After all, the Pippi books are silly and light-hearted, so why shouldn't a movie version be? The character of Pippi is a great character study for kids: She is imaginative, creative, confident and above all, a good-willed and courteous child. Anyone who expects her and the stories she stars in to be methodical depictions of the serious side of life should re-examine his/her life and priorities. Maybe then the detractors will realize that life can be fun, at all ages.


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