Heidi's Song was a 1982 animated musical film, adapted by Hanna-Barbera from Johanna Spyri's famous book and directed by Robert Taylor. It was released to theaters on November 19, 1982.
Johanna Spyri’s best-loved children’s classic, Heidi, is affectionately retold in this colorful, full-length animated musical motion picture. The famed story has been supplemented with three new, unforgettable sequences: a musical revue, "The Nightmare Ballet", in which Heidi meets the mountain creatures of the Wunderhorn; a dream fantasy in which Clara, Heidi’s wheelchair-confined friend, meets her Prince Charming at a fantastic ball, and "Ode to a Rat", in which a band of evil but clownish rats, led by King Rat, are roused into attacking Heidi in a dark cellar.
Sixteen original songs were written by lyricist Sammy Cahn and composer Burton Lane.
- Sue Allen as Chorus
- Michael Bell as Willie
- Peter Cullen as Gruffle
- Sammy Davis Jr. as Head Rat
- Roger DeWitt as Peter
- Richard Erdman as Herr Sassman
- Fritz Feld as Sebastian
- Pamelyn Ferdin as Klara
- Joan Gerber as Fräulein Rottenmeier
- Margery Gray as Heidi
- Lorne Greene as Heidi's grandfather
- Virginia Gregg as Aunt Dete
- Janet Waldo as Tinette
- Frank Welker as Schnoodle and Hootle
- Michael Winslow as Mountain
Home video releases
Heidi's Song was released on VHS by Hanna-Barbera Storybook Classics sometime in the mid-1980s, and on DVD by Warner Home Video on July 31, 2012.