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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 ... See full summary »

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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

Pippi's pet horse was unnamed in the original books (where it was simply called "Horse"). Although some adaptations give the horse a name, its official name in Sweden is Lilla Gubben (Swedish for "Little Old Man"), a name given to the animal in the Pippi Longstocking (1969) TV series. For this film, the horse is named Alfonso. 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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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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Warm, engaging stuff
20 November 2009 | by (N. Korea) – See all my reviews

Most Pippi diehards, critics and Americans, in general, did not accept this film generally, but I have adored Pippi Longstocking for many years and I would like to say it was a worthy effort. This is the first (and maybe) last American adaptation of the red-headed girl. And like most movies based on books, it ain't going to be perfect or accurate. First and foremost, Pippi is supposed to be 9. Tami Erin (Who has seemed to fall off the face of this planet after this), was a budding, svelt, and supple piece of jailbait for years when this was filmed. With that age barrier, she still does duplicate that trademark Pippi buoyancy. Another lasting memory of this film is the incredibly wonderful songs! They make most Disney songs sound amateurish. If any one who grew up with this film, I bet you recall the title song ("Pippi Longstocking is coming into your town..."). One tidbit about that that it's sung by an Austrailan children's chorus. So, it's good to watch once in awhile, not like every day or something. This is a rather weird production, seemingly: * casting an uncomfortably nubile 24-yo for the title role; * bizarre gymnastic stunts with tinkling fairy-dust sound effects (just in case you missed the "Magic"; * funky-pop musical numbers that are as supremely catchy as they are well-written; * cardboard characterization, choppy editing, hammy acting; * Scooby doo-like voice-unders for the horse and the monkey; * added uncharacteristic weakness and insecurity, detracting from Lindgren's strong, supremely self-confident Pippi.

On the whole, it's pretty okay for the 6-10 yo girl set. I vet all movies before presenting to my 7 yo, and though this one has its good and bad points, except for the slaughter of several sheep and a goat (offscreen) it's mostly harmless. Recommended.

Actually the best acting is by the girl who plays Annika, who is sincere, refreshingly unforced, and seems to have had a good time in the production. Pippi Longstocking is so cool and she's better than all these modern kid's characters like the Teleflubbies. The theme tune to those repugnant muppet rip-offs is sublime too! Ooh please someone out there sell me a British version of their video! I could go on and on about Pipi but I've already been sad enough so just buy it!


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