Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint, Efraim's Daughter "Pippi" Longstocking (Swedish: Pippi Långstrump) is the titular protagonist of a literature book series by the Swedish author, Astrid Lindgren and all of its TV and film adaptions. She was portrayed by Tami Erin in the American-made film adaption, The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, and voiced by Melissa Altro in the animated musical adaption and its spin-off TV series.

Appearance in the animated movie and TV series.
Appearance in the animated movie and TV series.

She is "the strongest girl in the world," (due to her superhuman strength). She has never had education at school (she only went once to see what it was like there and to get Christmas holidays; however, after her first day, she decided not to attend school, with or without those holidays). She owns a monkey named Mr. Nilsson and a horse who doesn't have an official name (being given different names throughout various adaptations). She spent most of her life at sea. She is, as her real name reveals, the daughter of Captain Efraim Longstocking and a deceased mother who is in heaven (but she doesn't believe she is dead).

Powers and abilities

Pippi's superhuman physical strength enables her to, for example, prevent a car from moving off by lifting the back. She is also able to shout extremely loudly, as shown in "Pippi goes home" where she shouted for Mr. Nilsson and nearly tore out about half a dozen trees just with her scream.

Pippi Longstocking (1998 TV series)

Pippi Returns to Villa Villekulla

Season 1, Episode 1
Airdate: July 3, 1998 (US)