Theatrical Release Date: 14 Apr 2000
Home Ent. Release Date: 10 Jul 2005
Running Time: 77mins
Her full name is Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Efraim’s Daughter Longstocking. But you probably know her better as Pippi Longstocking the star of the comedic, energetic and always classic “home alone” stories. Pippi has a habit of doing whatever she wants - whenever she wants... and wouldn’t you if you were the daughter of Captain Efraim Longstocking? Before Pippi was seven years old she had sailed the seven seas seven times - three times backwards just to keep things from getting boring! And it’s no surprise that, having been separated from her father on the stormy seas, Pippi can take care of herself just fine, thank you! She has incredible strength, inventiveness and resourcefulness, is fluent in many languages (including some animal ones) and she is “rich as rich as a troll” thanks to a chest full of doubloons brought back from adventures on the high seas. In short, Pippi is a heroine of unparalleled independence. An irreverent and dedicated non-conformist, Pippi shakes up the lives of all those around her, and if she can’t be counted on during roll call at school, she can always be counted on to be funny, exuberant and full of surprise. Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi is probably the most loved and well known children’s literary heroine in the world. With her books published in over fifty languages, Lindgren - Sweden’s world famous children’s writer - has finally given her consent for an animated feature film and series based on her adventures. “This is my Pippi, through and through”, says Lindgren, “Pretty to look at funny and yet strong enough to lift a horse. Just right”.