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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 ›
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.
This DVD has been digitally remastered. Yes, retuned and cleaned up.. Except for some minor tracking lines during the instrumental intro, the rest of the film is flawless. It feels like I have watched it for he first time, even though I was too young to remember my first viewing nearly 2 decades ago. Nobody makes animated features like one anymore. Heidi's Song has a special place in my heart.
Also: yes, my copy plays on my Toshiba laptop. No problems here.
This last year I began searching for it and found the VHS offered on Amazon. But I wanted the DVD. My waiting was rewarded. :) And it was at a lower price! Made it even better.
There is a lot of singing in it (8 songs or so). But the story of how one little girl changes several lives by her positive outlook and kind nature is more than worth it!
Family appropriate. :)
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My husband ordered the Dvd-R of Heidi's Song from Amazon for me for Christmas, and I couldn't be more pleased.
The quality of the picture is excellent. Read more
I loved this movie as a child and was so happy to find it on DVD. I was nervous to order such an old movie on DVD, as I wasn't sure what the quality would be like, but I was very... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Krista Andrews
This movie made for a very enjoyable hour and a half with my seven-year-old grandson. The original book "Heidi" is a longtime favorite of mine. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Christine Colbert
I loved watching this as a kid. My mom bought the vhs for my sister and I and we would watch it over and over again. Read morePublished 4 months ago by MissTammy
Loved this movie as a child and I wasn't disappointed when I got to watch it again.Published 6 months ago by Shauna
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