Film poster Emil och griseknoen

Emil and the Piglet


Olle Hellbom

Emil gets up to more mischief than there are days in the year, his mother says. But he has time for a few other things too… During the country auction in Backhorva Emil makes several strange transactions.

But the strangest thing of all happens when Emil saves the life of a tiny newborn pig. Emil doesn’t just look after the piglet, he teaches it to sit, jump and many other tricks. No one in the whole of Lönneberga could have imagined that a little Småland pig like that could do such things!

The films about Emil were later edited together and in 1975 were shown as a television series simply entitled Emil in Lönneberga, with thirteen episodes.