Little House on the Prairie (TV miniseries)

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Little House on the Prairie
Genre Western
Directed by David L. Cunningham
Produced by Hans Proppe
Written by Laura Ingalls Wilder (original novel)
Katie Ford (screenplay)
Starring Cameron Bancroft
Erin Cottrell
Kyle Chavarria
Danielle Chuchran
Gregory Sporleder
Music by John Cameron
Country United States
Language English
Original channel ABC
Original run March 26, 2005  – April 23, 2005
Running time 6 hours (with commercials)
No. of episodes 5

Little House on the Prairie, also known as Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie, is a five-hour (six-episode) miniseries which was broadcast on ABC as part of The Wonderful World of Disney anthology series. It was made in 2004. It was directed by David L. Cunningham.



The plot was based on the text from the Laura Ingalls Wilder's novels Little House in the Big Woods and Little House on the Prairie.

Differences from the books[edit]

There were several changes from the book when it was adapted

  • According to the book the two horses were traded to the man in Iowa, while the adaptation tells that Pa shot one and traded the other for Pet and Patty.
  • The meeting between Pa and Mr. Edwards was added to the adaptation.
  • Mr. Scott was the one who helped Pa dig the well in the book, not Mr. Edwards.
  • In the book, Mr. Edwards did chores for the Ingalls while Pa went to town, while Mrs. Scott attended the family while they were sick.
  • The Indian war dance was changed heavily, to the settlers building the stockade, instead of just letting it go without a fight, as the book says
  • The Ingalls see a wagon that is not moving filled with sick people at the end of the book, while the adaptation portrays this at the start.


The miniseries was released on DVD on March 28, 2006.

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