Pippi Longstocking (1969 TV series)

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Pippi Longstocking
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TV Series (1969) DVD cover
Written by Astrid Lindgren
Directed by Olle Hellbom
Starring Inger Nilsson, Maria Persson, Pär Sundberg
Theme music composer Jan Johansson
Opening theme Here Comes Pippi Longstocking
Country of origin Sweden
Germany
Original language(s) Swedish
No. of episodes 13
Production
Running time ca 27 mins
Broadcast
Original channel SVT
Original run February 8, 1969 (1969-02-08) – May 3, 1969

Pippi Longstocking (Swedish: Pippi Långstrump) is a TV series based on Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking children's books. The show ran for thirteen episodes, the first episode being broadcast 8 February 1969 on the then Swedish public service channel SVT.[1]

The series' theme song, "Here Comes Pippi Longstocking" ("Här Kommer Pippi Långstrump") was composed by Jan Johansson (in one of his last works, before his death a year before the series aired), with lyrics by Astrid Lindgren. The song was sung by series star Inger Nilsson.[2]

English-language film version[edit]

The Swedish series was re-edited as two dubbed feature films for distribution in the United States. They became weekend television staples in several cities in America throughout the 1970s and 1980s.[citation needed] The first six episodes of the original series, newly dubbed using British actors, became available on DVD in 2002.

Another two feature film spin-offs, by the same cast and crew, were also dubbed in English.

The re-edited TV-series are:

The feature film spin-offs are:

Location[edit]

The Swedish town where the show is set is Visby[3] in Gotland, the largest island in the Baltic Sea and the location of Villa Villekulla.

Episodes[edit]

  1. "Pippi flyttar in i Villa Villekulla"
  2. "Pippi är sakletare och går på kalas"
  3. "Pippi går i affärer"
  4. "Pippi ordnar en utflykt"
  5. "Pippi får besök av tjuvar"
  6. "Pippi går på tivoli"
  7. "Pippi i den första snön"
  8. "Pippis jul"
  9. "Pippi hittar en spunk"
  10. "Pippis ballongfärd"
  11. "Pippi är skeppsbruten"
  12. "Pippi håller avskedskalas"
  13. "Pippi går ombord"

Cast[edit]

12 year old Inger Nilsson as Pippi Longstocking at a 1972 performance in Amsterdam. This is a few years after she starred in the television series.

English Dub Cast[edit]

The information cast for the English dubbing cast members is not available at this rate.

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