Pippi Longstocking, a super-strong redheaded little girl, moves into her father’s cottage Villa Villekulla, and has adventures with her next-door neighbors Tommy and Annika in this compilation film of the classic Swedish TV series.
This is the film version which is a compilation of the 1969 TV Series shown in 13 parts. It is therefore technically the “first” Pippi Långstrump film, although it wasn’t released as a film until 1973. Pippi lives alone in Villekulla because her mother is an angel in heaven and her father is a king in the Southern Seas. Brother & sister Tommy and Annika become her friends and the 13 episodes detail their adventures together. Pippi Goes on Board is the USA title, with the original title being “Here Comes Pippi Longstocking!” (Här kommer Pippi Långstrump).
Pippi in the South Seas (original title is Pippi Långstrump på de sju haven) is a 1970 film, based on the eponymous children’s books by Astrid Lindgren with the cast of the 1969 TV series. Pippi, with friends Tommy and Annika, adventures on the South Seas to hunt for her father, who has been kidnapped by pirates.
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