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Pippi Longstocking (1997 film)

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Genre  Animation, Family, Musical
Language  English
5.1/10 IMDb

Director  Clive A. Smith
Budget  80 million SEK
Country  SwedenGermanyCanada
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Release date  August 22, 1997
Based on  Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Writer  Catharina Stackelberg (screenplay), Astrid Lindgren (novel)
Directors  Clive A. Smith, Michael Schaack
Music director  Anders Berglund, Tony Kosinec, Asher Ettinger, thinkmusic, Great Big Music
Cast  Melissa Altro (Pippi Longstocking (voice)), Catherine O'Hara (Mrs. Prysselius (voice)), Carole Pope (Teacher (voice)), Dave Thomas (Thunder-Karlsson (voice))
Similar movies  Toy Story, The Intouchables, The Croods, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, 9, Rocky IV

Pippi Longstocking is a 1997 animated musical comedy-adventure film co-directed by Michael Schaack and Clive A. Smith and written by Catharina Stackelberg, based on the eponymous children's books by Astrid Lindgren. The film features the voices of Melissa Altro, Catherine O'Hara, Gordon Pinsent, Dave Thomas, Wayne Robson, and Carole Pope.


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The film, an international co-production between companies from Sweden, Germany, and Canada, was distributed theatrically by Legacy Releasing, and on VHS and DVD by Warner Home Video, and was served as a pilot of a spin-off television series on HBO in addition to another animated film, Pippi Longstocking's Adventures on the South Seas.

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Pippi Longstocking is Nelvana's first feature film since Babar: The Movie.

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The film begins with Pippi sailing around the world with her father, Captain Efraim Longstocking, her pet horse, Horse, her pet monkey, Mr. Nilsson, and various members of the ship's crew. One night during a hurricane, the captain is washed over board into the sea. As he drifts off, he calls to Pippi that he will "meet her in Villa Villekulla". To that effect, Pippi and her pet animals make their way home, Villa Villekulla, to await his return. Not long after arriving, she makes friends with the two children across the street — Tommy and Annika, who are captivated by her free spirit and fun-loving attitude. They soon convince her to go to school (for the first time in her life) where she gets into trouble, despite winning the hearts of her classmates.

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Pippi also soon attracts the attention of a local social worker, Mrs. Prysselius, who conspires to put her into foster care. When Miss Prysselius goes to speak with the local law enforcement of the need for the girl to be placed in a home for orphans, she lets certain details (her lack of adult supervision, living alone, having a large supply of gold coins kept out in the open, and most of all, leaving her door unlocked) be revealed to a pair of thieves already in jail. The thieves, Bloom and Thunder-Karlsson, decide to rob Pippi themselves once they break out of jail.

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Pippi and her friends take part in many adventures and close-calls, winning over almost everyone, with the exception of Miss Prysselius and Tommy and Annika's parents. Just when Miss Prysselius has had enough and is about to drag Pippi straight to the children's home herself, Pippi's father returns to take her back to their life on the sea. However, Pippi decides that she can't leave her new friends and decides to stay in Villa Villekulla.


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  • Melissa Altro as Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Efraim's Daughter "Pippi" Longstocking
  • Catherine O'Hara as Mrs. Prysselius
  • Gordon Pinsent as Captain Efraim Longstocking
  • Dave Thomas as Thunder-Karlsson
  • Wayne Robson as Bloom
  • Carole Pope as Teacher
  • Noah Reid as Tommy Settegren
  • Olivia Garratt as Annika Settegren
  • Rick Jones as Const. Kling
  • Phillip Williams as Const. Klang
  • Richard Binsley as Mr. Nilsson
  • Musical numbers

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    1. "There's Magic Everywhere" - Pippi
    2. "Hey-Ho, I'm Pippi" - Pippi
    3. "Recipe for Life" - Pippi, Tommy, and Annika
    4. "A Bowler and a New Gold Tooth" - Bloom and Thunder-Karlsson
    5. "Pluttifikation" - Teacher, Pippi, and Students
    6. "There's Magic Everywhere" (Reprise) - Pippi

    Box office

    Pippi Longstocking opened theatrically in the United States on 22 August 1997 in 73 venues. In its opening weekend, the film earned $62,196, ranking number 23 in the box office. The film closed on 30 October 1997, having grossed $505,335.

    Critical reception

    The film received mixed reviews from critics. Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports a 43% rating based on 7 reviews, with an average rating of 4.4/10. Lawrence Van Gelder of The New York Times gave the film a mixed review, stating "As Goldilocks might say, when it comes to uncomplicated children's entertainment, this Pippi Longstocking is not too big, not too small, but just right."


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