Cutting Down a Classic

Pippi Longstocking

We live now in the age of political correctness and that consumes all our time. But this article isn’t about the time we measure with our clocks and watches, but about time as a historic period and its social context. It is about the times before our contemporary one, the age which was completely different […]

Pippi Longstocking: Changing The Archetype

Pippi Longstocking

In the recent years, we have seen a shift into how young women are depicted on the silver screens. Usually, they are rather flat characters, confronted with the usual problems known to trouble all the teenagers (such as boyfriends, looks, high school popularity, and even unexpected pregnancies). But there are also a few filmmakers that […]

Pippi Longstocking – With Great Power…

Pippi Longstocking

When uttering these words, with great power…, nobody will ever think about Pippi Longstocking, the very special girl from the Swedish TV series. Even more, I can say that your mind will automatically complete the sentence with, … comes great responsibility. But it wasn’t so in 1969, when the series was aired. It was more […]

A Girl Named Pippi Longstocking


A young, very strong Swedish girl with sassy red braids sticking out on either side of her head – that’s Pippi Longstocking. Pippi Longstocking is a fictional girl around 9 years old who is beloved by children everywhere. Her father Ephraim Longstocking is the captain of Hoptoad, a sailing ship.  Pippi lives at Villa Villekulla.  […]