Traditional style (read old fashioned) animation returns with this amiable adaptation of Astrid Lindgren's children's books. The heroine is pretty sussed on all fronts. She's tough as a boot, speaks several languages, is loaded with doubloons, and wears odd stockings. Indeed, she's an archetypal feisty young non-conformist who rubs the local villagers up the wrong way. Returning home from another of her round the world sea voyages, Pippi longs to hear from her father, who sadly fell overboard. Meanwhile, Mrs Prysselius wants to ship her off to an orphanage, and a couple of robbers are after her money. Think Disney's One Hundred and One Dalmatians meets Home Alone and you get the gist. Jokes are scarce and the songs horrendous. Worse, Pippi's singing voice sounds like Shirley Temple's, and it doesn't take long to drive you round the twist.