Pippi Longstocking

“No, I don’t suffer from freckles”, said Pippi. The lady finally understood. Then she happened to glance at Pippi and exclaimed: “But, dear child, your whole face is covered in freckles!” “That’s right”, said Pippi. “But they don’t bother me. I like them! Good morning to you!”

With her mismatched stockings, carrot-coloured hair and freckly face, not to mention super-human strength and resilience, Pippi Longstocking has become a cultural icon.

Pippi is regularly voted as one of the world’s favourite children’s characters; self-sufficient, quick-witted, generous and never letting anything – or anyone – shake her self-belief or take advantage.

Her fans range from astronauts and politicians to Madonna, Lady Gaga, CocoRosie, Caitlin Moran, Amy Poehler, Maggie O’Farrell and Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki. Her rebellious nature also inspired the character of Lisbeth Salander in Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy.

No stranger to counter-culture, Pippi can be seen around the world in tattoos, celebrity photographs, works of graffiti and on catwalks as a symbol of female strength, resilience, kindness, fairness and acceptance.

New Pippi Longstocking movie

STUDIOCANAL, Heyday Films and the Astrid Lindgren Company are in early development on a film adaptation of PIPPI LONGSTOCKING.
- We are very excited and pleased about this collaboration, says Nils Nyman at the Astrid Lindgren Company. Especially since we’re in the midst of planning Pippi Longstocking’s upcoming 75th Anniversary in 2020 together with a global campaign in support of Save the Children’s important work for Children on the Move”.

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Pippi Longstocking

Oh my dear little squiggle. Don’t let me grow any biggle.

Pippi Longstocking in the South Seas

See all of Pippi's quotes


Aha,’ said Pippi. ‘This must be my lucky day. I like policemen more than anything. After rhubarb crumble.

From Pippi Longstocking


Films and tv series about pippi longstocking

There are eight feature films, two television series and two films made for TV about Pippi Longstocking.

Pippi Longstocking on social media

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