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Pippi in the South Seas (1970)

Pippi Långstrump på de sju haven (original title)
With the help of her friends Tommy and Annika, Pippi Longstocking ventures to the South Pacific island Porto Piluse to rescue her father, who was captured by ruthless pirates.


Olle Hellbom


Fred Ladd, Astrid Lindgren (manuscript)

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Complete credited cast:
Inger Nilsson ... Pippi Långstrump
Maria Persson ... Annika
Pär Sundberg ... Tommy
Beppe Wolgers ... Kapten Långstrump
Martin Ljung ... Jocke med kniven
Jarl Borssén ... Blod-Svente (as Jarl Borsén)
Alfred Schieske ... Innkeeper
Wolfgang Völz Wolfgang Völz ... Oscar
Nikolaus Schilling Nikolaus Schilling ... Kalle
Staffan Hallerstam ... Marko
Öllegård Wellton Öllegård Wellton ... Annika's mother
Fredrik Ohlsson ... Annika's father
Tor Isedal ... Pedro
Håkan Serner ... Franko


With their parents on vacation, Tommy and Annika spend time with their wonderful friend Pippi Longstocking at her cottage Villa Villekulla, until she finds a bottle with a message from her father Captain Efraim Longstocking, who warns her that he was captured by a band of evil pirates led by Blood-Svente and Jock the Knife, who hold him prisoner in their castle on the island of Porto Piluse, so they can find the secret location of his treasure. Pippi, Tommy and Annika then travel to Porto Piluse to rescue her father before he is forced to reveal the whereabouts of his treasure... Written by John Paul Cassidy <ryuuseipro@cavtel.net>

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Sweden | West Germany



Release Date:

1 September 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pippi in the South Seas See more »

Filming Locations:

Crane Beach, Barbados See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.55 : 1
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Did You Know?


The original Swedish title of this film translates in English to "Pippi Longstocking on the Seven Seas." The literal translations of some of this film's foreign language titles include "Pippi in Taka-Tuka-Land" (Germany), "Pippi Longstocking and the Pirates of Taka-Tuka" (Italy), "Pippi on Treasure Island" (Japan), "Pippi South Sea" (Estonia), "Pippi Longstocking in Taka-Tuka-Land" (Netherlands), "Pippi Longstocking Goes to Sea" (Norway), and "Pippi in the Patagonian" (Hungary). See more »


When Pippi, Tommy and Annika hide in the well, all three sit in shoulder-deep water for several hours. Yet, when they finally climb out, the kids are bone-dry. See more »


Blod-Svente: [meeting Pippi for the first time, not knowing who she is] And who are you?
Pippi Långstrump: A tiny, tiny pirate. Just like you.
Blod-Svente: What in blazes are you saying? I'm not a pirate! I'm a... I'm a sea captain!
Pippi Långstrump: Are you? If you're a sea captain, then I'm Donald Duck's aunt.
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Alternate Versions

Ending Credits:
  • In the original Swedish version, Pippi ends the film by singing the film's theme song, "Sjörövarfabbe" ("Pirate Fabbe"), which continues after fadeout over a black screen. (In current home video releases in Sweden, a credit roll in yellow text was added over the black screen after fadeout.)
  • The German version has Pippi instead singing the "Hey, Pippi Longstocking" theme song, which continues after fadeout over a black screen.
  • The US version has Pippi singing the "Pippi Longstocking" theme song, which continues after fadeout, with a white "The End" appearing over black, and the song is cut off (crossfaded) with the final fadeout.
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Referenced in One People (1976) See more »


Sov Alla
("Sleep All")
(Tommy and Annika sing a lullaby on the tropical island)
Composed by Georg Riedel
Lyrics by Astrid Lindgren
Performed by Pär Sundberg, and Maria Persson
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one of the outstanding works for television as they were made in the '70s
30 November 2002 | by fedthoSee all my reviews

So maybe I'm unable to objectively consider pippi langstrump/longstocking/Langstrumpf, because I loved her so much when I was 8 years old.

But still, I saw one of the two or three parts of "Pippi and the pirats" (whatever the english title was), and I was amazed! Inger Nilsson plays the main part with incredible freshness. She's as convincing as she can be and the Tv-movies and series were related to her talent. The directing and the rythm are both pretty high-level for a children's movie.

Whatever, I sincerely find it hard to believe that someone discovering these series today could be that disppointed and insensible to its charms, as seems to suggest the 6.7-rating by IMDb-users. Maybe it's just incompatible with the look of our days. But is it that far from the Harry Potter image? Old-fashioned and low-budget, it shows, I'm the first to admit it, but the other qualities seem so obvious to me !

Maybe also it's a very european cultural object.

Actually, I'd like to hear a bit more from those who think this is worth 7, 6 or even less out of ten as a children's movie which I think generous, fun and quite loveable...

Golden memories! I shouldn't argue, but i wanted to defend my beloved little Pippi, the strongest girl in the world. I'm 36 years old now, mind you.

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