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Pippi Longstocking (1997)

Rating:G
Genre:Family
Release Date:August 22, 1997
Running time:75 minutes
Cast:Catherine O'Hara, Dave Thomas, Melissa Alto, Carole Pope, Gordon Pinsent
Director:Michael Schaack, Clive Smith

Description: This animated musical is the newest incarnation of Astrid Lindgren's mischievous, magical Pippi Longstocking, the nine-year-old daughter of a sea captain whose adventures have delighted young readers, moviegoers and television fans for generations. The tale begins as Pippi sails the seas with her father. A storm tosses him overboard, but just before he disappears he promises his daughter that he will return to their home at Villa Villekulla. Pippi returns home to raise herself amongst a menagerie of interesting animals. She supports herself with a cache of gold coins given to her by her father. Pippi's friends include her neighbors Tommy and Annika, who find her a refreshing change from the boredom of their suburban lives. Together the trio get into good-natured trouble with the townsfolk. Real trouble comes in the form of two idiotic thieves who try to steal Pippi's money. Songs includePluttifikation and A Bowler and a New Gold Tooth. ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide

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