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Paddington Producers Bringing Pippi Longstocking Back to the Big Screen

One of my favorite movies as a kid was the 1988 movie The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking. My mom recorded the movie onto a VHS tape for me, and I watched it repeatedly and imagined marching through the town raiding an ice cream stand with my friends and singing the theme song incessantly. So I was pretty excited to hear that we are getting a new Pippi Longstocking movie for the next generation.

Studio Canal and producer David Heyman, known for his work on the Harry Potter films, the Paddington films, and Gravity, are on board to make the film based on the children’s book by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren.

Variety reports the following preliminary description for the project:

Longstocking, with her iconic red hair, freckles, strength and free spirit, is the main character in an eponymous series of children’s books by legendary Swedish author Lindgren. Pippi is

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