I noticed this movie the other day on Netflix and it had been a long time since I have seen it so I added it to the queue. Now I've never read the original book or if I have I don't remember, but I remember the movie. It was very cute and sweet. Pippi's father is lost at sea and so she returns to their family home named Villa Villekulla to live and wait for me. There she befriends the two bored next door neighbor children, Tommy and Annika, and they have adventures together. Pippi is very fun and sensible though she does like to tell stories and is often cheeky to adults, but usually adults who deserve it by treating her like she is dumb. Anyway, some villains want to buy her house to tear down and make into a development so Pippi thwarts them at every turn. She also tries to cheer up the orphan children who have a mean caretaker.
This version of Pippi has held up reasonably well and I enjoyed watching it again. My 3 year old watched it with me and it seemed to enjoy it as well. He liked when Pippi lifted up the horse and he liked the monkey and when they threw ice cream to the orphans.