High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles My Daddy Long Legs (Watashi No Ashinaga Ojisan) is a 1990 Japanese anime television series based on the novel Daddy-Long-Legs written by Jean Webster. The series was awarded the Excellent Movie Award for Television by the Japanese Agency of Cultural Affairs for Children in 1990. Webster's story had been adapted into anime previously by Tatsunoko Productions in 1979 to the TV special Ashinaga Ojisan, which was directed by Masakazu Higuchi. The aforementioned special was dubbed in English and released in the US and is otherwise unrelated to this television series. Judy Abbott is an orphan who has been given the opportunity to study at the prestigious Lincoln Memorial High School by a mysterious benefactor whom she only knows as "John Smith." She has only seen his shadow once, and because of his long legs, she calls him "Daddy Long Legs." The only payment she is to give her benefactor is that she write him letters every month, with no expectation of them being responded to.