Pippi Longstocking (1969 TV series)

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Pippi Longstocking
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TV Series (1969) DVD cover
Written by Astrid Lindgren
Olle Hellbom
Directed byOlle Hellbom
Starring Inger Nilsson
Maria Persson
Pär Sundberg
Theme music composer Jan Johansson
Opening themeHere Comes Pippi Longstocking
ComposerGeorg Riedel
Country of origin Sweden
Germany
Original language Swedish
No. of episodes13
Production
ProducerOlle Nordemar
CinematographyKalle Bergholm
EditorJan Persson
Running time27 minutes
Production companiesNord Art
Sveriges Radio
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original network Sveriges Television
Original release8 February (1969-02-08) 
3 May 1969 (1969-05-03)

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.

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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. [1]

English-language film version

In 1969, the Swedish series was re-edited into two German-dubbed feature films by Beta Film, which was one of the German co-producers of the TV series (and was the distributor in all territories outside of Sweden). When released in English-dubbed form in the United States by G.G. Communications, they became weekend television staples in several cities in America throughout the 1970s and 1980s.[ citation needed ] Additionally, the two original 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 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.

Location

The Swedish town where the show is set is Visby [2] in Gotland, the largest island in the Baltic Sea and the location of Villa Villekulla.

Episodes

  1. "Pippi flyttar in i Villa Villekulla"
  2. "Pippi går i affärer"
  3. "Pippi är sakletare och går på kalas"
  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

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. Pippi Langkous, Zweeds kinderboek- en TV-figuur, in de oude RAI te Amsterdam, Bestanddeelnr 925-5512.jpg
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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