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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful:

Pure Nostalgia

Author: Scars_Remain from United States
5 October 2008

This was, without a doubt, my favorite movie when I was a little kid. I haven't been able to get a hold of the other three yet but my family and I used to watch these all the time and seeing it today makes me long for those days of my childhood. I still get the same feeling I did as a kid and I would recommend this film to any family!

The child actors in this are awesome, they really bring the characters to life. The story is great and I'm sure you'll like it too if you've enjoyed the books. I thought that it was shot pretty well too and that the dubbing was done well. I've enjoyed everything about this film for years and will for years to come!

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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful:

Peppi is always number 1

Author: alyssida from Finland
9 June 2006

When I was a kid, i used to play a lot with my friends and my sister. And i always was Pippi. I know all books about her and all movies. Actually i used to have red hair and many years I did act like i had been her. She was my idol for many many years.

Pippi is not very known in another countries, but in Sweden and in Finland she's one of the most known characters.

In Finnish she's Peppi Pitkätossu. And every single kid knows her. We just love her, all the books, all the stories, all the movies, all the TV-shows and cartoons. She's number 1 in Sweden and also in Finland.

If you ever have a change to watch Pippi, do it! Otherwise you're going miss a lot!

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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful:

a Most Fun pirate movie good for kids of all ages

Author: wt151 ( from United States
25 August 2005

No more likable character than a little red-headed girl who lives alone in a huge old house with her tons of pirate booty. Pippi and her friends Tommy and Anaka get swept away. Their usual activities plundering the local candy shop and in general being small town terrors fly out the door as Pippi gets a message in a bottle and must scramble to find action and adventure on the high seas fighting bad pirates. Pippi's supernatural abilities (high strength, and magic engineering skills) certainly place it in the "fantasy" genre, especially for young children.

Certainly a very good "pirate" movie, and one which is okay for children. Perhaps adults place it in the comedy genre but I personally think it is one of the best pirate movies available. Also see Treasure Island and Sinbad movies if you like this.

This trilogy of movies needs to be converted to DVD.

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful:

Definitely the ultimate Pippi Longstocking movie, though it does its source material no justice!

Author: John Cassidy (ryuuseipro) from United States
19 July 2011

This, the first compilation film of the PIPPI LONGSTOCKING TV series (which I reviewed elsewhere here on IMDb), is where most of the world got its first major exposure to Pippi! Especially here in the US, where it has become a children's cult film classic, presented at kiddie matinées, and being played on local television stations in the 70s and early 80s. My older sister remembered these from her childhood!

I don't recall if the movie got released in Sweden, but it was originally compiled and released in West Germany (where the TV series was co-produced), where it's known by Pippi's German name, PIPPI LANGSTRUMPF. One point being that the film uses the German arrangement of Jan Johansson's theme song, "Here Comes Pippi Longstocking" (called "Hey, Pippi Longstocking!" in Germany) arranged here by Konrad Elfers (who also did the new soundtrack that completely replaces that of Georg Riedel from the Swedish version, although Elfers rearranges some of Riedel's songs from the show). While I prefer Riedel's compositions, Elfers' work is not half bad, either!

Having seen the entire Olle Hellbom-helmed TV series, starring the wonderful Inger Nilsson in the title role, it overall had a very strong continuity flow, and a lot of great moments in each episode. You only get a fraction of those great moments in this compilation film. The movie essentially takes all of the TV series' best moments, as well as all of its major plot lines, and puts them together, with the intent of making this the one ultimate Pippi Longstocking film. In the process, it makes the sequel PIPPI GOES ON BOARD rather redundant, especially in relation to the book of the same name. (Needless to say, the entire TV series is superbly made up of the first two books, PIPPI LONGSTOCKING and PIPPI GOES ON BOARD, with a few elements from the third book, PIPPI IN THE SOUTH SEAS. Combining the first two books, and usually ending with the latter, seems to be a very popular practice with most adaptations.) This is basically a very condensed version of the TV series, told at a clipped pace. Thus, if you're used to the series as a whole, its impact is somewhat lost in this compilation.

The English dubbing, supervised by Gordon Zahler, is a mixed bag (but something casual viewers will no doubt get a laugh out of). The voices for Pippi (Nilsson), Tommy (Pär Sundberg), Annika (Maria Persson), and the other children, obviously done by adults, are rarely convincing. Pippi, at times, sounds a little like Velma from SCOOBY-DOO! On the other hand, the adult characters, of course, sound just right. Most amusing is that Pippi's father Captain Longstocking (Beppe Wolgers) is dubbed with an Italian accent! Needless to say, the quality of the dubbing would be greatly improved with PIPPI GOES ON BOARD (where Fred Ladd took over dubbing the rest of the series).

Maybe I'm being unfair to this film. Is it recommendable? Yes! Definitely. If you're a fan of Pippi Longstocking and Inger Nilsson, and you're looking for 90 minutes to spare, this film is still very fun, fast-paced, and never a dull moment. As a matter of fact, as far as feature-length Pippi movies go, you can't go wrong with this film!

For the trivially curious, Episodes 1, 3, 2, 5 (partly), 9, 10, 11 (brief scenes), 12, and 13, in that order, are the bases for this compilation.

Despite the criticism of Pippi fans here in the US (myself included) and abroad, this film was a box-office success! So successful that the producers in Germany did the sequel compilation film, PIPPI GOES ON BOARD, to capitalize on this film's success.

In summary, despite its faults, this compilation film is definitely a classic! Undoubtedly THE Pippi Longstocking motion picture to watch.

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

2nd best Inger-Pippi

Author: A_Minor_Blip from fluff, maine
3 July 2006

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

This is my second best Inger-Pippi film, that is, of the original films (with the original stars). It's a great movie and has the flow of a dream and the freedom of a cartoon, that is, almost anything can happen... at least it feels that way. The two side characters, Tommy and Annika, are very important, as in, we go through the adventures in their eyes. It's not just about Pippi, it's about Pippi, Tommy and Annika. Not that the entire film is in Tommy and Annika's perspective, but the film begins with their narration, and we learn about the "spooky" house and then we are introduced to Pippi, who lives in this house alone. It's great seeing different ways that Pippi cleans her house; these scenes steal the movie. Also is fun to see Pippi interact with her two pets, Little Old man, the horse, and her cool little monkey. This is the introduction movie to the four original films (all taken from the television series with the same actors). This is my second favorite of the four, my first being "Pippi On the Run". The dubbed voices get annoying, but that's okay... it's still a classic.

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