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YMMV: Pippi Longstocking
Adaptation Displacement: Few children nowadays are introduced to Pippi by reading the books. More often, they watch the movies or cartoons first and might read the books later.
Critical Research Failure: Except from useless pirates that is 300 years late to a country which never even practised pirating, do the useless polices in the live action series and movies paradoxically have the police uniforms of 1979, while there appears to only be two polices in the town, despite Sweden since 1973 have been divided into police districts. Also, no governmental organization has had the authority to take a child into custody of the Child-and-Charity-organization, if the child resides in a house that either belongs to a legal guardian or a legal guardian have given to the child. The 1989 movie takes this Up to Eleven.
Concerning the child-service laws, it has to be taken to account that Pippi's father is originally presumed dead, and later, if Pippi were to be a normal child, his actions would constitute abusive neglect. Also, there has been plenty of piracy in the Baltic Sea, though not in the 20th century.
Strawman Has a Point: In the animated adpatation, Mrs. Pressylus is pretty much the Big Bad who wants to send Pippi Longstocking off to a children's home. She is pretty much portrayed as an Obviously Evil villain... and while some of the things she does is questionable, one actually can't blame her for thinking Pippi should have someone responsible looking out for her. In fact, it's not hard to interpret Mrs. Pressylus as being even more concerned because she thinks Pippi doesn't have a father, judging by how she immediately pulls a 180 the second Pippi's father enters the scene.
Values Dissonance: Pippi's father, titled "Negro King of the South Sea", or "Cannibal King."
Interesting fact: The word "neger" is a Scandinavian equivalent of "Nigger". By that fact, we can translate his Swedish title to the King of the Niggers.