G | | Animation, Family, Musical
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.
The film was originally set for release in late 1976, before it was pushed back to late 1977 as it was still in the preparatory stages at the time. It was later due for release in 1981 and eventually, the film was released on November 16, 1982. It was also to be distributed in North America by Taft International Pictures, a film division of Hanna-Barbera's then-owner Taft Broadcasting; however, the distribution rights rights were later picked up by Paramount Pictures (who were the distributors of H-B's earlier film adaptation Charlotte's Web (1973)), with H-B retaining outright ownership.
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.
$1,416,713 21 November 1982
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