Pippi Longstocking (1969 TV series)
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TV Series (1969) DVD cover
|Written by||Astrid Lindgren|
|Directed by||Olle Hellbom|
|Theme music composer||Jan Johansson|
|Opening theme||Here Comes Pippi Longstocking|
|Country of origin||Sweden|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Running time||27 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Nord Art|
|Original network||Sveriges Television|
|Original release||8 February –|
3 May 1969
Pippi Longstocking (Swedish: Pippi Långstrump) is a Swedish 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 Sveriges Television.
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.
English-language film version
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.
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:
- Pippi Longstocking (Swedish title: Pippi Långstrump) (1969) (USA release 1973)
- Pippi Goes on Board (Swedish title: Här kommer Pippi Långstrump) (1969) (USA release 1975)
The feature film spin-offs are:
- Pippi in the South Seas (Swedish title: Pippi Långstrump på de sju haven) (1970) (USA release 1975)
- Pippi on the Run (Swedish title: På rymmen med Pippi Långstrump) (1970) (USA release 1977)
The first six uncut episodes of the original series, newly-dubbed in English using British actors, and remastered from new film prints became available on DVD in 2002 by Hen’s Tooth Video and Junior.TV GmbH & Co. KG.
- "Pippi flyttar in i Villa Villekulla"
- "Pippi går i affärer"
- "Pippi är sakletare och går på kalas"
- "Pippi ordnar en utflykt"
- "Pippi får besök av tjuvar"
- "Pippi går på tivoli"
- "Pippi i den första snön"
- "Pippis jul"
- "Pippi hittar en spunk"
- "Pippis ballongfärd"
- "Pippi är skeppsbruten"
- "Pippi håller avskedskalas"
- "Pippi går ombord"
- Inger Nilsson as Pippi Longstocking
- Pär Sundberg as Tommy
- Maria Persson as Annika
- Beppe Wolgers as Captain Efraim Longstocking
- Margot Trooger as Mrs. Prysselius
- Hans Clarin as Dunder-Karlsson
- Paul Esser as Blom
- Ulf G. Johnsson as Kling
- Göthe Grefbo as Klang
- Fredrik Ohlsson as Mr. Settergren
- Öllegård Wellton as Mrs. Settergren
- Staffan Hallerstam as Benke