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Pippi Longstocking [VHS]

4.2 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews


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Product Details

  • 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:
    G
    General Audience
  • 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)

Editorial Reviews

Get set for a hilarious, fun-filled adventure as one of the world's most enduring and beloved characters Pippi Longstocking, debuts in her first animated feature film. Inspired by Astrid Lindgren's timeless books and featuring a host of unforgettable songs, Pippi Longstocking is an instant classic that will knock the socks off your entire family! Year: 1997 Director: Waldemar Bergendahl, Michael Schaack, Starring: Melissa Altro, Catherine O'Hara, Gordon Pinsent, Dave Thomas

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I have seen this animated children's story on the Disney channel and it never fails to amuse and entertain. Pippi is high spirited and infectiously non-conformist. All of the musical performances are memorable especially the duet with the school teacher. Highly recommended!
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Chances are you've heard of Pippi Longstocking. The little red-haired girl that makes a habit of tossing around livestock, drawing on floors, washing the floor with her feet and so forth... Is this movie an accurate representation of her character? Is it even fun to watch?
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.
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Pippi Longstocking was one of the few movies I loved the first time I saw it. A couple of my favorites in Pippi's gang are Kling, Klang, Bloom, and Pippi herself. I advise you (especially if you need some cheering up) to watch this movie. It is great for kids of all ages.
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By N on February 16, 2014
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Love this Movie! I grow up watching this Cartoon of Pippi and I still love it to this day!! This DVD will not Disappoint for any Pippi Longstocking fan!!! My Niece Loves Pippi, she really enjoys the Music to this Movie and just the whole story line! Wish that they would re-release again soon!
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My daughter has been a Pippi fan ever since I introduced it to her at the age of 12 months. Now 2 years old, she loves this animated version, but perfers the one of the 90s with Tami Erin. She likes the songs in this one, and I don't think they are so bad. It took me a while to get used to them though! This isn't like the original Pippi that we all know and love so well, but it is a cute, modern, animation to the beloved classic.
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I've watched Pippi Longstocking (Animation) since I was seven years old. And recently I've misplaced the VHS video. I couldn't help myself but to buy it again! Its a great movie! Fun to watch! Makes me laugh and want pancakes! :]
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It has been years since I initially saw this film; I think it was originally on TV at that time. I wish it was available on Amazon Instant Video for rental, because even a used copy of this is still very expensive. I give it 3 stars simple because I don't remember if I loved this movie or not; there 3 stars is a neutral rating.
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Is a great movie my grandaughter love it. We never tired of waching Pipi and her adventures.
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