- Actors: Catherine O'Hara, Melissa Altro, Carole Pope, Dave Thomas, Gordon Pinsent
- Directors: Clive A. Smith, Michael Schaack
- Writers: Astrid Lindgren, Catharina Stackelberg
- Producers: Clive A. Smith, David Ferguson, Hasmi Giakoumis, Jo Hahn
- Format: Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
- Rated: General AudienceG
- Number of tapes: 1
- Studio: Turner Home Ent
- VHS Release Date: November 24, 1997
- Run Time: 75 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- ASIN: 6304621841
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,451 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
Pippi Longstocking [VHS]
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The answer? To some degree.
The movie suffers from having too many songs, but many of them are frenetic enough to be easy to get used to and even like, though there are a couple of unlikable ones, I found the sound to be in general, good.
My main problem with this movie is that it tamed the story for some reason. Most of Pippi's wild stories are completely gone, and she no longer manhandles anyone who isn't a farm animal. The characters themselves often change on the spur of the moment to accomidate this. Even the fight at the circus (one of my favorite parts in the book,) became a tamer weight-lifting contest.
However, unlike the live version, the general attitude of Pippi is mostly similar to the one she had in the book, except perhaps that she's slightly less arrogant and lies a LOT less. This certainly gives it the edge it needs to be superior to the live-action movie, which trampled all over the character of the girl wonder.
There's only one scene in the movie that disturbed me a little, and that was near the end, where Prissilious tries to grab Pippi and she actually looks scared. That's not like Pippi at all.
But still, that's a fairly small thing, and if you MUST see Pippi on your TV screen (and I can't imagine why that would be,) this is the place to do it.
However, you're still far better off getting to know the REAL character of Pippi by reading the books, if you happen to have the time and literacy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The other versions are great, but this animated version is THE classic!Published 11 months ago by csdteacher
the vhs was in great condition, my girls loved it! it came with a cute pipi longstocking mini doll which was an extra treat! they also shipped it quick!Published on October 18, 2013 by Amazon Customer
The description said it was scratched, but it played all the way through with no issues. This is the movie I loved as a kid and I'm glad to have it for my kids in the future!Published on July 21, 2013 by Mel
i recently purchased this tape, and i have quite a few excellent reviews!
1) it was supposed to come in the mail january 3-6, but came today, december 29th! Read more
I had a complaint that I told TrueTigerSales about and they resolved it in a matter of minutes. The item I ordered did not arrive as described AT ALL! Read morePublished on December 20, 2010 by P. J. Allen
It's been 10 years ago since they brought Pippi Longstocking to life in the world of animation. I first saw this when I was 14, and I've already loved her ever since then. Read morePublished on November 29, 2007 by Mark Alvarado
A great story about a strong, creative girl and the non-stop adventures she comes up. Very positive, very fun for kids. My kids (2 and 5) love it.Published on July 24, 2007 by Kamenna Lee