- "My name is Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim's Daughter Longstocking, but you can call me Pippi. Pippi Longstocking."
- ―Pippi Longstocking (Pippi Returns to Villa Villekula)
Pippi Longstocking is a Canadian-German animated television series produced by AB Svensk Filmindustri, TaurusFilm, TFC Trickompany Filmproduktion, and Nelvana based on the book series drawn and written by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. It was led by German director Michael Schaack. The Story Editor and chief writer for the series was Ken Sobol. His son John Sobol also wrote several episodes.
With her bright red pigtails, face full of freckles and super-human strength, Pippi is one of the most loved and recognized characters in children's literature. She is just as free-spirited and energetic on TV as she is in the books of Astrid Lingren! Separated from her father Captain Longstocking, while he sails the seas, she lives in a house with no parents but manages to overcome all the obstacles that come her way.