Pippi Langstrumpf by Studio Ghibli

Ich hatte keine Ahnung, dass Hayao Miyazaki (Zeichner von Heidi, Regisseur von Chihiros Reise ins Zauberland, Prinzessin Mononoke und Das wandelnde Schloss) in den Siebzigern an einer Zeichentrickversion von Pippi Langstrumpf arbeitete. Quasi eine Langstrumpf-Verfilmung von Studio Ghibli. Ich habe mich vor ein paar Monaten durch seine Filme geschaut und ich würde fünfzehn Piraten auf einem Pferd balancieren, wenn ich Pippi von Ghibli sehen könnte. Kann ich aber nicht, dafür gibt's Concept-Arts hier und dort, die Story dazu gibt's auf Ghibliworld:

shortly after [Lupin III] they also began pre-production on Pippi Longstocking, The Strongest Girl In The World. In order to come up with ideas, Miyazaki made his very first trip abroad and went location scouting in the port city of Visby on Gotland Island, Sweden. Unfortunately after meeting with the original author, Astrid Lindgren, their permission to complete the project was denied. Pippi got cancelled.

Even though the Pippi animation never got realized, it has still been "unmissable" for those who have watched Miyazaki's later works. […] Sadly though, not a lot of people, even avid appreciators of the works of Miyazaki, have actually seen the work Miyazaki did for Pippi. Extensive imageboards were made by the master animator, but these can be found only in a book on Miyazaki's imageboards that was released back in 1983, a book that has been long out of print.

A RARE LOOK AT MIYAZAKI'S & TAKAHATA'S NEVER RELEASED "PIPPI" (via MeFi)