In Katthult, in Lönneberga, in Småland, Emil and his little sister Ida live together with their father Anton, mother Alma, farmhand Alfred and maid Lina. Emil is a sweet little chap who loves to help, but his helpfulness often somehow turns into mischief. Then he has to stay in the woodworking shed, where he sits in peace and quiet, carving his wooden figures until he’s let out. Join him as he does his 325th mischief, carves his hundredth wooden figure and has to stay in the shed for naughty things that weren’t even his fault.
The animated film had three directors, Per Åhlin, Alicja Björk and Lasse Persson, and it was Per Åhlin who was responsible for the design. The images are based on Björn Berg’s illustrations. Hans-Åke Gabrielsson wrote the script entirely based on Astrid Lindgren’s books.
The film premiered in Sweden on Christmas Day 2013.