pippi longstocking

Not sure how many people know this but Miyazaki once wanted to do an anime adaptation of Pippi Longstocking in the 70s

but it was dropped because they couldn’t get permission from the original creator

BUT HOT DAYUM AT THE CONCEPT ART IT’S LITERALLY THE CUTEST THING…

(also the protagonist of Panda go panda was probably based on her design)

Villa Villekulla Still Exists in Florida

If you’re a child of the 80s, and lucky you if you are, perhaps you remember seeing the “blockbuster” film, The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking. The 1988 remake of the popular children’s adventure book starred Tami Erin in the title role and received less than stellar reviews from critics when it was released.

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The worlds created by Tove Jansson and Astrid Lindgren offered the same kind of freedom and rebellion against limitations imposed by society. Each one of the Moomin characters is of equal value, and they are allowed to be as eccentric as they like.
—  Björk on the Moomins and Pippi Longstocking (”Walt Disney was largely unknown [in her childhood]”), Helsingin Sanomat (2010)