Miyazaki’s Pippi Longstocking Concept Art

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

In 1971, Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata were unable to secure Astrid Lindgren’s permission to adapt her Pippi Longstocking books — but they did produce some wonderful concept art:

Pippi Longstocking by Miyazaki 03


  1. Slovenian Guest says:

    But they did adapt other famous books into similar styled anime: Pinocchio, Heidi, Robin Hood, The Three Musketeers and so forth.

    While highly popular in Europe, only a few made it to the USA.

    Heidi in particular is still popular in Japan today; the love for Heidi draws thousands of Japanese tourists to the Swiss Alps.

    It was re-cut into a feature film for the US:
    The Story of Heidi English YouTube

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