Alps no Shojo Heidi

Japanese name: Alps no Shojo Heidi Alps no Shojo Heidi TV Series image
Japanese name: アルプスの少女ハイジ
English name: Heidi, Girl in the Alps
French name: Heidi
Italian name: Heidi; Heidi, la bambina delle Alpi
Spanish name: Heidi, la Niña de los Alpes
Dates: January 6, 1974-December 29, 1974
1980 (France)
February 1978 (Italy)
Broadcast time: Sunday, 19:30-20:00 (7:30-8:00 pm)
Number of episodes: 52
Animation Studio: Zuiyo Enterprise
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Fuji Television (CX)
TF1 (France)
RAIUno (Italy)
Creator(s): Johanna Spyri (novels: Heidi's Lehr- und Wanderjahre ("Heidi's Years of Apprenticeship and Travel") (1880) and Heidi kann brauchen, was es gelernt hat ("Heidi Applies What She Has Learned") (1881))
Series Director: Isao Takahata
Episode Director(s): Atsuji Hayakawa, Masao Kuroda
Producer(s): Shigehito Takahashi
Planning: Kou Matsuki (series composition)
Storyboard(s): Yoshiyuki Tomino, Masao Kuroda, Shûji Yamazaki, Hisoshi Saitô, Seiji Okuta, Fumio Ikeno, Kazuyoshi Yokota, Keiji Hayakawa
Layout: Hayao Miyazaki
Writer(s): Yoshiaki Yoshida, Mamoru Sasaki, Hisao ôkawa
Art Director: Masahiro Ioka
Art Design:
Character Designer(s): Yoichi Odabe
Animator(s): Yasuji Mori (director), Yoichi Odabe (director)
Music: Takeo Watanabe
Sound: Yasuo Uragami (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Kazuko Sugiyama (Heidi), Kohei Miyauchi (Grandfather), Ryouko Yoshida (Clara), Noriko Kohara (Peter), Miyoko Asabu (Miss Lottenmeyer), Toshiko Sawada (narrator)
Genre(s): drama, historical (Switzerland), literary adaptation
Home Video
Japan: DVD (BCBA 164-176, 2,6 (sets))
LD Box set (BELL 629,630)
Note(s): In March 1979, an Alps no Shojo Heidi movie was distributed. It was composed of retouched scenes from the tv series with new voice tracks.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Alps no Shojo Heidi go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: November 27, 2010
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