Orphan Heidi lives with her grandpa in Swiss Alps. She brings joy to all there. However, her aunt takes her to the city to live as a servant girl to a cold rich strict family and their nice but sad handicapped daughter.
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Orphaned Heidi is sent by her strict aunt to live with her reclusive grandfather in the Swiss Alps countryside. She likes it there and soon brings joy to her grandpa as well as everyone else there, including the animals. She also meets a nice sheepherder boy and befriends him. However, her aunt returns and takes her to the city to live as a servant girl to a cold rich strict family and their nice but sad handicapped daughter Klara. Heidi befriends Klara and finds fun ways to help her feel better, but Klara's strict parents punish Heidi for her actions which they see as childish and irresponsible. She is locked in a basement, where an evil rat lives. At that point, her friends from the countryside, as well as Klara, decide to rescue Heidi and help her go back to her grandpa.
Originally, Heidi was to be voiced by a young child, which eventually became an impossible search. The producers talked to 150 actresses for the role, culminating in veteran stage actress Margery Gray voicing the character instead. See more »
The end credits begin with landscapes from the film as backdrops, and then for the last half, footage from the song "That's What Friends Are For" plays along with a reprise of the song itself, finally fading to last credit screen with a picture of Heidi and her grandfather in the corner. See more »
Great! Good animation along with the music. "Falling off logs", "You're a Nothing", and "Rat" songs are great with good trippy animation in the background that adds to the mood of the story. Great fun all around with a neat story. Nightmare scene is very well done too.
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