Siblings Tommy and Annika Settergren have fun with their friend Pippi Longstocking at her house Villa Villekulla, until they lose track of time and are greeted at home by their bossy parents, who address them before they angrily run off to bed. Pippi joins the family at breakfast the following morning, when Tommy and Annika, asked by their family to cut the weeds off their strawberry patch, are fed up with not having fun, so they bitterly decide to run away from home. Feeling that their two children might be serious about this, the Settergrens send Pippi to look after them. Pippi, Tommy, and Annika disembark on a long and rigorous trek away from home, during which they befriend an eccentric peddler named Konrad, travel from town to town, ride on top of a train, ride a flying car, and other fun adventures. But the harsher their journey gets, Tommy and Annika eventually learn that they had it a lot better back at home after all...
John Paul Cassidy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
En sommarsaga i sol och regn för små och stora full av äventyr och överraskningar. (A summer tale of sun and rain for young and old full of adventure and surprises.)
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Did You Know?
The only film in the Pippi Longstocking
(1969) TV series to not be based on any of the three Pippi books written by Astrid Lindgren
, who wrote this story exclusively as a film. She did, however, write a book adaptation of the movie after the fact. The book adaptation is still available, even in English. See more
The original Swedish version opens with Pippi riding astride her horse, Lilla Gubben, against a beautiful sunset, in slow motion. (The film's title is seen here.) A Western-style instrumental arrangement of the film's theme song, "Sommarsången" ("Summer Song"), permeates this scene. There is then a brief scene of Tommy and Annika entering Pippi's home, Villa Villekulla, with Pippi's pet monkey, Mr. Nilsson, in a small bed. Tommy and Annika then attempt to bake bread. Then, the opening credits continue. The same arrangement of "Sommarsången" as before now bursts into full gentle rhythm with soft bongo drums into a montage of Pippi riding Lilla Gubben at full speed in the sunset, some in real-time speed, others in slow-motion. (And occasionally, even two boxed-in shots over black, with some of the credits filling in the black spaces.) The opening credits then conclude with Pippi reaching her destination, Villa Villekulla. See more
- In the original Swedish version, after fadeout, the film's theme song, "Sommarsången" ("Summer Song" - sung by Inger Nilsson, Pär Sundberg, and Maria Persson), plays as the credits (yellow text over black) roll.
- In the US version, after fadeout, only a white "The End" over black appears and then fades out. (Some prints, especially the US DVD, even include the original MPAA "G" rating, which comes right after.)
Mors Lilla Lathund
("Mother's Little Lazybones")
Composed by Georg Riedel
Lyrics by Astrid Lindgren
Performed by Maria Persson See more