Pippi Longstocking (1969 TV series)

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Pippi Longstocking
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
Original language(s) Swedish
No. of episodes 13
Running time ca 27 mins
Original network SVT
Original release 8 February (1969-02-08) – 3 May 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]

Additionally, the two feature film spin-offs from 1970, which featured the same cast and crew, were also dubbed in English for USA distribution.

The re-edited TV-series feature films are:

The feature film spin-offs are:

The first six episodes of the original series, newly dubbed using British actors, became available on DVD in 2002.


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.


  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"


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.

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