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All the music in this film is well crafted and fun to listen to, and the animation is gorgeous. You can't go wrong with this version of Heidi. It's an animated classic, and hopefully will be remembered for a long time.
It's very possible that Hanna-Barbera had "Heidi's Song" in the production pipeline for many years, assigning artists to it between TV series projects. Apparently it was a difficult film for Hanna-Barbera to complete. I recall a 1982 cover story in Millimeter Magazine in which director Robert Taylor (DuckTales, Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Men in Black: The Series) was attached to the film and some of it had to be redone.
Hanna and Barbera were clearly hoping for a Disney-type classic that would perhaps live on as an example of what they could do with the right amount of money and time. "Heidi's Song" really does show a lot more loving care -- and a much higher frame rate resulting in above-average animation fluidity by HB standards -- than most of their TV animation of the 70s and early 80s.
Story must have been a challenge, too, but William Hanna, Joseph Barbera, director Taylor and co-writer Jameson Brewer gave it their best shot. Like so many children's tales, Heidi may not have had enough plot to sustain an animated feature in the Disney tradition. So, like Disney, the filmmakers came up with many clever ways to keep things moving and add to the plot, including subplots with dogs and cats -- which are, of course, Hanna-Barbera specialties.
Among the film's biggest strengths is its score.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved this movie as a child and I wasn't disappointed when I got to watch it again.Published 22 days ago by Shauna
So wonderful to watch a childhood favourite again with my children. Great product :-) My children loved it too!Published 10 months ago by Mandie
My kids love this movie as much as I did when I was little.Published 12 months ago by James Clement
Loved this movie as a kid and it's still great now! I would recommend this item. Great memories! Got here exactly on the estimated date of arrival.Published 13 months ago by JTKS
Fantastic! I just watched it after not seeing it since I was 7 or 8..33yr now. There are some really funny parts in this movie and some parts that make you cry.. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Judi1080
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