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|Written by|| Astrid Lindgren |
|Directed by||Olle Hellbom|
|Starring|| Inger Nilsson |
|Theme music composer||Jan Johansson|
|Opening theme||Here Comes Pippi Longstocking|
|Country of origin|| Sweden |
|No. of episodes||13|
|Running time||27 minutes|
|Production companies||Nord Art|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|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.
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.
The Swedish town where the show is set is Visbyin Gotland, the largest island in the Baltic Sea and the location of Villa Villekulla.
Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren was a Swedish writer of fiction and screenplays. She is best known for several children's book series, featuring Pippi Longstocking, Emil of Lönneberga, Karlsson-on-the-Roof, and the Six Bullerby Children, and for the children's fantasy novels Mio, My Son, Ronia the Robber's Daughter, and The Brothers Lionheart. Lindgren worked on the Children's Literature Editorial Board at the Rabén & Sjögren publishing house in Stockholm and wrote more than 30 books for children. In January 2017, she was calculated to be the world's 18th most translated author, and the fourth most translated children's writer after Enid Blyton, Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm. Lindgren has so far sold roughly 165 million books worldwide. In 1994, she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award for "her unique authorship dedicated to the rights of children and respect for their individuality."
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Pippi Longstocking 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 film consisted of re-edited footage from the TV series. It was released in the US in 1973.
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"Sjörövar-Fabbe" is a Swedish shanty-style children's song originally written by Georg Riedel and Astrid Lindgren for the film Pippi in the South Seas in 1970. The lyrics are about Pippi Longstocking's great grandfather Fabian "Fabbe" Longstocking who was a feared pirate captain on all seven seas. The last line of the chorus "Tjoa hadelittan lej" is a nonsense phrase. The song was originally performed by Pippi Longstocking actress Inger Nilsson who published it in 1975 as B-side of the single "Här kommer Pippi Långstrump". In 2001, it was covered as a crossover version with the melody of Dio's "Holy Diver" by the Swedish metal band Black Ingvars. Other Swedish versions are by Plura Jonsson in 1999, by Siw and Tove Malmkvist in 2003 and by Johanna Grüssner and Mika Pohjola who performed a jazz version of this song in 2006. A Norwegian version with lyrics by Marit Trulsrud is by Anita Hegerland and Frank Cook from 1970. There is also a German version called "Seeräuber-Opa Fabian" with lyrics by Helmut Harun. It was first performed by actress Eva Mattes in 1970 and covered in 2012 by German singer Lena Meyer-Landrut for the compilation album Giraffenaffen.
Bunting (1961–mid-1980s) was a Swedish halfbreed grey horse made famous for his participation in the Olle Hellbom films by Astrid Lindgrens Pippi Longstocking. He played Pippi's horse Lilla gubben.