G | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
After her father's ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking is stranded with her horse, Alfonso, and monkey, Mr. Nilsson, and takes up residence in the old ... See full summary »
This was director/screenwriter Ken Annakin's final completed film.
You'll catch a death of cold if you stand around like that.
Pippilotta Longstockings: Since when do people die from being wet?
Annika Settigren: That's what my mom always says.
When they are playing in the street with the orphans from the children's home, Pippi says "Come on kids, it's Pippi Longstocking day!" When the view changes, she says it again but there is no sound.
The opening credits is a montage of children's book style illustrations of Pippi and her father, Captain Efraim Lockstocking, in various parts of the world (Sweden, Africa, India, Thailand, Alaska, China, and the seldom-featured Kurrekurredutt Island, the fictional South Pacific island where Captain Longstocking became king), as the credits appear over the negative spaces in each picture. The montage concludes with an illustration of the Hoptoad (Captain Longstocking's ship), which segues into the live action scene of it which starts the story.
$933,462 31 July 1988