The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking

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The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ken Annakin
Produced by Gary Mehlman
Walter Moshay
Mishaal Adham Kamal
Screenplay by Ken Annakin
Based on Pippi Longstocking 
by Astrid Lindgren
Starring Tami Erin
David Seaman Jr.
Cory Crow
Eileen Brennan
Dennis Dugan
Music by Misha Segal
Cinematography Roland Smith
Edited by Ken Zemke
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
(worldwide, except for Scandinavia)
Svensk Filmindustri
(Scandinavia)
Release date(s)
  • July 29, 1988 (1988-07-29)
(U.S.)
Running time 100 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $5 million

The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking is a 1988 American fantasyadventuremusical film written and directed by Ken Annakin based on the books of the fictional character Pippi Longstocking, created by Swedish children's book author Astrid Lindgren. While the title suggests the movie is a continuation, it is in fact a remake of the original story. The movie was filmed in Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island and at soundstages in Jacksonville, Florida. It was released in movie theaters worldwide in 13 languages by Columbia Pictures.

Plot[edit]

After her father's ship 'Hoptoad' is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking (Tami Erin) is stranded with her horse, Alfonso, and her pet monkey, Mr. Nielson, and takes up residence in the old family home, Villa Villekulla, which is thought by neighborhood children to be haunted. Soon, two children, Tommy (David Seaman Jr.) and his sister Annika (Cory Crow), venture into the house only to meet up with Pippi. The three soon become friends and get into various adventures together, including cleaning the floor with scrubbing shoes, dodging the "splunks", going down a river in barrels, running away in a homemade autogyro, keeping the house from being demolished by crooks, and helping Pippi with the problem of having to go to an orphanage. Pippi eventually chooses to go after she and Tommy and Annika almost fall down a waterfall, and their parents refuse to let her play with them anymore. Pippi does not fit in with the other children and misses her parents. That night, however, she saves the orphanage from a fire and becomes the town heroine. Pippi decides that the orphanage is not for her and is allowed to return to Villa Villekulla and befriend Tommy and Annika once more. She is reunited with her father on Christmas Day and he offers her the chance to become a cannibal princess, since he was washed ashore of an uncharted island where he was crowned king. At the last minute Pippi decides to stay because she cannot leave Tommy and Annika.

Cast[edit]

  • Tami Erin as Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Efraim's Daughter "Pippi" Longstocking
  • David Seaman Jr. as Tommy Settigren
Cory Crow
Born (1977-07-29) July 29, 1977 (age 36)
Rockford, Illinois, United States
Dianne Hull
Born (1949-11-24) November 24, 1949 (age 64)
United States of America
Carole Kean
Born (1942-06-10)June 10, 1942
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died April 23, 2001(2001-04-23) (aged 58)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Joe Gilbride
Born (1957-09-29)September 29, 1957
Pennsylvania, United States
Died February 22, 1990(1990-02-22) (aged 32)

Songs[edit]

The Villa Villekulla of the movie at the Original Town of Fernandina Historic Site, in Fernandina Beach (picture from 2010.)
  1. "Pippi Longstocking is Coming Into Your Town!" - Margie Nelson and the International Children's Choir
  2. "We Live on the Seas" - Michael Mendelsohn
  3. "Scrubbing Day" - Marlene Ricci
  4. "Runnin' Away" - Margie Nelson
  5. "Runnin' Away (Reprise)" - Tami Erin, David Seaman Jr., and Cory Crow
  6. "Sticky Situation" - Sandra Simmons
  7. "Merry Christmas Tree" - Gail Lopata Lennon
  8. "We Live on the Seas (Reprise)" - Tami Erin and the Hoptoad Crew
  9. "Pippi Longstocking is Coming Into Your Town! (Reprise)" - Margie Nelson and the International Children's Choir

Soundtrack[edit]

Atlantic Records issued the film's motion picture soundtrack upon its release, in both LP and CD formats (LP: 91016-1, CD: 91016-2). It was also issued in Japan by Polydor Records (CD: P32P-20156).[1] The Atlantic LP & CD had 22 tracks, with the score by Misha Segal, and all of the songs.[2] The soundtrack is out of print, and hard to find.

  1. Pippi Longstocking (Is Coming into Your Town)
  2. The Storm (Lyrics)
  3. The Gulf Stream
  4. Ghost of Villa Villekula
  5. Pippi March
  6. Scrubbing Day
  7. War of the Ice Cream
  8. Beautiful Day at the Villa
  9. Pastorale
  10. Runnin Away
  11. Runnin Away (Reprise)
  12. The Rescue (Lyrics)
  13. Mama (Lyrics)
  14. Sticky Situation
  15. Pippi Saves the Day
  16. Merry Christmas Tree
  17. Father's Return
  18. Kurre Kurre Islands
  19. Goodbye Poppa
  20. We Live on the Seas
  21. If You Ever Need Me
  22. Pippi Longstocking (Reprise)

Reception[edit]

The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking received generally negative reviews from film critics. The film has a 17% approval rating from critics at the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes.

Home entertainment release[edit]

The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking' was released worldwide on DVD in 2000 and re-released as a double feature with the family film Matilda in 2007.

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