Freckles on her nose, diddle diddle dee, a girl came riding, into town one day, diddle diddle she was quite a sight.
It's Pippi Longstocking! Heigh ho ho wa hee ha ha! It's Pippi Longstocking. There's no one like her.
The theme song set it up: There's no one like Pippi Longstocking. She has a pet monkey and is so strong, she can pick her horse up above her head. She and her friends Annika and Tommy travel on a bed risen into the sky by a hot air balloon. She's got a suitcase full of gold, and on a whim, she might head to the local candy store and buy 38 pounds of candy. But she doesn't forget her chores either, because scrubbing day is a holiday. Not to mention one of the coolest 'dos to ever get recorded on film.
And now rumor has it that Pippi Longstocking might be returning to real, live-action fare.
Buried in an article outlining the increasing "true grit" of young women on the big screen over at the Los Angeles Times, is this gem: Debra Granik, the woman behind 'Winter's Bone' is "working on a film treatment for one of fiction's original tomboys, Pippi Longstocking" with producing partner Anne Rosellini. Unfortunately, that's all we know for now.
The adaptations of Astrid Lindgren's novels actually began back in 1949, but became a worldwide phenomenon with Inger Nilsson's portrayal of Pippi in 1969. Through the seventies and eighties, her series and films made the rounds on television and vhs, before the character got brought back with Tami Erin in the 1988 U.S. film 'The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking.'
Since then, we've been Pippi free, which is a sad thing, because this world could use some more pigtail-led pirate adventures and shenanigans in mismatched stockings. It's time for Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim's Daughter Longstocking to hit the big screen once again!