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.
Raging girls (a list for my angriest, loudest faves):Pippi Longstocking
“‘I don’t think you have a very nice way with ladies,’ said Pippi. And she lifted him in her strong arms — high in the air — and carried him to a birch tree and hung him over a branch. Then she took the next boy and hung him over another branch.”
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)
Hey! Since I had her on my mind the past couple days, I just thought that I draw her!! I totally loved the stories about Pippi Longstocking as a kid, so here’s a little tribute!! I hope you will enjoy it and your day/night too!!!❤
Size comparison of the Pippi doll, since @modernwizard asked. She’s basically 1/6 scale kid sized, perhaps her head is a bit unnecessarily big. The dress she’s wearing is Licca, so I guess they’re pretty close in size, they’re just shaped a bit differently (Pippi looks more like a traditional child doll than a fashion doll). (This Licca is on a 21cm Obitsu body, which is a bit shorter than her original body).
Pippi has a really big face for her head, I guess that’s the main challenge in integrating her into the 1/6 crowd. Lots of teeth and jaw, almost no nose. She’s a bit of a caricature, a bit Alfred E. Neuman-esque.
And yeah, I’m not sure anything can be done about the mold. According to what I’ve read it won’t spread to other dolls, but I don’t think you can really get rid of it either.
(Apologies to Pippi for putting her in that dress.)