Pippi Longstocking (1969 film)

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Pippi Longstocking
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The DVD cover
Directed by Olle Hellbom
Produced by Ernst Liesenhoff
Olle Nordemar
Written by Astrid Lindgren (novel)
Starring Inger Nilsson
Maria Persson
Pär Sundberg
Distributed by Beta Film
VidAmerica (Home Video)
Release dates May 9, 1969 (West Germany)
December 25, 1973 (USA)
Running time 100 min.
Country Sweden
West Germany
Language Swedish

Pippi Longstocking (original Swedish title: Pippi Långstrump) is a 1969 Swedish movie, based on the eponymous children's books by Astrid Lindgren with the cast of the 1969 TV series Pippi Longstocking. The movie consisted of re-edited footage from the TV series. It was released in the USA in 1973.

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A mysterious young girl, Pippi Longstocking, moves into the abandoned Villa Villekulla. The redheaded Pippi, living alone but for a monkey called Mr. Nilsson and her horse Little Old Man, befriends two neighboring children, Tommy and Annika. Soon inseparable companions, the three youngsters embark upon a series of colorful escapades, which turn the small Swedish town upside down. Local busybody Miss Prysselius schemes to have Pippi put into a children's home, and sets the town's bumbling cops Kling and Klang on her with riotous results!

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In pop culture[edit]

Archive footage of Pippi Longstocking was shown in season five episode five of Gilmore Girls[citation needed] during a movie night at the "Black, White, & Read Theater" Luke, Lorelai, Rory, and Dean watch it while on a double date. Luke was the only one who had never seen the film before, causing Lorelai to dub him as a 'Pippi virgin.' She and Rory scoffed at his suggestion of 'isn't it some kids' movie' and responded that it was a classic of surrealism with forced acting.

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