Heidi (Canadian Version Only)

DVD Release: October 25, 2016
Heidi (Canadian Version Only)


Heidi, a young orphan, is forced to live with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps. At first, she’s frightened by this old solitary man, but she learns to like him and discovers the beauty of high mountain pastures with Peter, his new friend. Heidi’s aunt thinks that the mountains are not a suitable place to educate a young girl and decides to move the girl with a rich family in the city. Is Heidi going to support this new life, far from the mountain and far from her grandfather?

Dove Review

As sweet Heidi goes to live with her grumpy grandfather in the Alps, her charming personality grows on the old man, and he comes to adore her. However, her aunt, who left her with him in the first place, decides Heidi needs a better education with a rich family in the city.

Although the family has a wonderful daughter named Clara, whom Heidi adores, Heidi is homesick for grandfather and her friends. Clara’s father and grandmother decide that Heidi should return to her home. Eventually, Clara’s grandmother encourages Clara to visit Heidi up in the Alps, too. In the end, a miracle happens for Clara that amazes everyone, especially her father.

“Heidi” has and always will be a heartwarming story for many generations. The film includes a lesson about trusting in the truth rather than other people’s gossip. We award this film the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: By the Holy Mother of God-1; God forgive me-1.
Violence: Woman kidnaps young girl and takes her to city; when a woman pays her money for the girl, woman is mean to girl and makes her stand in corner without having supper; boy pushes wheelchair over cliff.
Drugs: Old couple has two drinks together.
Nudity: None
Other: Woman lies to man and girl; boy lies; woman is rude to servants and young girl.


Company: TVA Films
Writer: Petra Biondina Volpe, based on the novel written by Johanna Spyri
Director: Alain Gsponer
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 110 min.
Industry Rating: G
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe