Pippi Longstocking is a Canadian animated television series, based on a series of children's books drawn and written by Astrid Lindgren. The television series was produced by Taurus Film and the Canadian company Nelvana Limited, and aired for one season on Teletoon starting the day the channel launched, October 17, 1997, and HBO, Channel 4, Nickelodeon UK, POP and Pop Girl, with 26 half-hour episodes produced. The show is currently run on YTV in Canada and qubo in the United States. The Story Editor and chief writer for the series was Ken Sobol. His son John Sobol also wrote several episodes.