History Literature / Heidi

27th Jun '16 7:43:38 AM storyyeller
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The novel's eponymous heroine is an orphaned [[UsefulNotes/{{Switzerland}} Swiss]] girl who, at the age of five and out of necessity, is given by her Aunt Dete into the care of her grumpy grandfather, who lives as a recluse in the Swiss Alps. The grandfather, an embittered man commonly known as the Alp-Öhi, is not at all happy about this, but eventually Heidi's {{blithe spirit}} thaws the old man's heart. But the happiness of the two is not to last, when Aunt Dete, having received an employement in the city of Frankfurt, returns to take Heidi with her to Frankfurt.

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The novel's eponymous heroine is an orphaned [[UsefulNotes/{{Switzerland}} Swiss]] girl who, at the age of five and out of necessity, is given by her Aunt Dete into the care of her grumpy grandfather, who lives as a recluse in the Swiss Alps. The grandfather, an embittered man commonly known as the Alp-Öhi, is not at all happy about this, but eventually Heidi's {{blithe spirit}} thaws the old man's heart. But the happiness of the two is not to last, when Aunt Dete, having received an employement employment in the city of Frankfurt, returns to take Heidi with her to Frankfurt.



** Peter: His father is never mentioned, so he lives with his mother and his blinded grandmother.

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** Peter: His father is never mentioned, so he lives with his mother and his blinded blind grandmother.
5th Jun '16 7:29:19 PM AdelePotter
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* AdaptationalHeroism: The animated TV movie ''Heidi's Song'' inverts the trope for Tinette the maid, who is haughty and often unsympathetic in the book but in the movie has become a sweet and kind young woman who helps Heidi escape and [[TokenRomance eventually runs off with the handsome milkman.]]

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* AdaptationalHeroism: The animated TV movie ''Heidi's Song'' inverts uses the trope for Tinette the maid, who is haughty and often unsympathetic in the book but in the movie has become a sweet and kind young woman who helps Heidi escape and [[TokenRomance eventually runs off with the handsome milkman.]]
28th May '16 2:12:21 AM tropower
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* LastNameBasis: We never learn Miss Rottenmeier or Mr. Sesemann's first names.


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* UnnamedParent: Mr. Sesemann, Klara's father. There are also two unnamed grandparents: Klara's grandmother and Peter's grandmother.
17th Apr '16 6:49:14 PM GordyTepig
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Among several adaptations (even one with Creator/ShirleyTemple), ''Heidi'' was adapted in 1974 as an Anime series known as ''Anime/HeidiGirlOfTheAlps'', and in 1982 as an AnimatedMusical known as ''WesternAnimation/HeidisSong''. The most (in)famous of these adaptations was a 1968 TV movie that interrupted the end of a football game, causing so many complaints that the network switchboard was shut down, which is the reason why sports games that go long ''always'' [[UsefulNotes/SportsPreemption override regular programming now]].

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Among several adaptations (even one with Creator/ShirleyTemple), ''Heidi'' was adapted in 1974 as an Anime series known as ''Anime/HeidiGirlOfTheAlps'', and in 1982 as an AnimatedMusical known as ''WesternAnimation/HeidisSong''.''WesternAnimation/HeidisSong'', and in 2008 as ''Heidi 4 Paws,'' in which the entire story is re-enacted with dogs in costumes. The most (in)famous of these adaptations was a 1968 TV movie that interrupted the end of a football game, causing so many complaints that the network switchboard was shut down, which is the reason why sports games that go long ''always'' [[UsefulNotes/SportsPreemption override regular programming now]].
5th Dec '15 4:05:57 AM MachRider1985
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Among several adaptations (even one with Creator/ShirleyTemple), ''Heidi'' was adapted in 1974 as an Anime series known as ''Anime/HeidiGirlOfTheAlps''. The most (in)famous of these adaptations was a 1968 TV movie that interrupted the end of a football game, causing so many complaints that the network switchboard was shut down, which is the reason why sports games that go long ''always'' [[UsefulNotes/SportsPreemption override regular programming now]].

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Among several adaptations (even one with Creator/ShirleyTemple), ''Heidi'' was adapted in 1974 as an Anime series known as ''Anime/HeidiGirlOfTheAlps''.''Anime/HeidiGirlOfTheAlps'', and in 1982 as an AnimatedMusical known as ''WesternAnimation/HeidisSong''. The most (in)famous of these adaptations was a 1968 TV movie that interrupted the end of a football game, causing so many complaints that the network switchboard was shut down, which is the reason why sports games that go long ''always'' [[UsefulNotes/SportsPreemption override regular programming now]].
14th Nov '15 1:59:54 AM bwburke94
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Among several adaptations (even one with Creator/ShirleyTemple), ''Heidi'' was adapted in 1974 as an Anime series known as ''Anime/HeidiGirlOfTheAlps''. And a particularly infamous 1968 TV movie interrupted the end of a football game, causing so many complaints that the network switchboard was shut down, which is the reason why sports games that go long ''always'' [[UsefulNotes/SportsPreemption override regular programming now]].

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Among several adaptations (even one with Creator/ShirleyTemple), ''Heidi'' was adapted in 1974 as an Anime series known as ''Anime/HeidiGirlOfTheAlps''. And The most (in)famous of these adaptations was a particularly infamous 1968 TV movie that interrupted the end of a football game, causing so many complaints that the network switchboard was shut down, which is the reason why sports games that go long ''always'' [[UsefulNotes/SportsPreemption override regular programming now]].
23rd Oct '15 12:42:53 PM MarkLungo
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Among several adaptations (even one with ShirleyTemple), ''Heidi'' was adapted in 1974 as an Anime series known as ''Anime/{{Heidi Girl of the Alps}}''. And a particularly infamous 1968 TV movie interrupted the end of a football game, causing so many complaints that the network switchboard was shut down, which is the reason why sports games that go long ''always'' [[SportsPreemption override regular programming now]].

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Among several adaptations (even one with ShirleyTemple), Creator/ShirleyTemple), ''Heidi'' was adapted in 1974 as an Anime series known as ''Anime/{{Heidi Girl of the Alps}}''. ''Anime/HeidiGirlOfTheAlps''. And a particularly infamous 1968 TV movie interrupted the end of a football game, causing so many complaints that the network switchboard was shut down, which is the reason why sports games that go long ''always'' [[SportsPreemption [[UsefulNotes/SportsPreemption override regular programming now]].
7th Aug '15 5:34:16 PM tropower
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* CompositeCharacter: In the 1968 TV movie, Miss Rottenmeier is essentially Miss Rottenmeier in appearance, but Klara's grandmother in personality.[[note]]It may have had something to do with the fact that in this version, she was played by Creator/JeanSimmons.[[/note]]

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* CompositeCharacter: In the 1968 TV movie, Miss Rottenmeier is essentially Miss Rottenmeier in appearance, but Klara's grandmother in personality.personality, to the point where she even becomes a surrogate mother to both Heidi and Klara.[[note]]It may have had something to do with the fact that in this version, she was played by Creator/JeanSimmons.Jean Simmons.[[/note]]


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* ReligiousEdutainment: Well, not really, but the 1968 TV movie has enough religious references[[note]]Moreover, in this version, the grandfather was previously a church organist.[[/note]] that it occasionally appears on religious based TV networks and stations[[note]]As of this writing, it mainly airs occasionally on TBN's Smile of a Child network.[[/note]]
7th Aug '15 5:04:09 PM tropower
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* CompositeCharacter: In the 1968 TV movie, Miss Rottenmeier is essentially Miss Rottenmeier in appearance, but Klara's grandmother in personality.[[note]]It may have had something to do with the fact that in this version, she was played by Creator/JeanSimmons.[[/note]]



* GossipyHens: The village below the mountain is full of these. Especially on the matter of Heidi's grandfather and the myriad possible reasons for his seclusion. In some versions of the book, one of the village women (Elisabeth) even talks to Dete on their way up there so Dete can become MrExposition and explain Heidi's backstory.

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* GossipyHens: The village below the mountain is full of these. Especially on the matter of Heidi's grandfather and the myriad possible reasons for his seclusion. In some versions of the book, one of the village women (Elisabeth) even talks to Dete on their way up there so Dete can become MrExposition [[MrExposition Ms. Exposition]] and explain Heidi's backstory.



** Klara shows jealousy because Heidi can walk.

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** Klara shows jealousy (at first) because Heidi can walk.
25th Jul '15 2:45:39 PM EnglishGuruLady
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* ObfuscatingDisability: Klara does this in the 1993 film. Not only is she in a wheelchair, but she appears to have fragile lungs. This can cause her to experience what look like severe asthma attacks, which then causes Fraulein Rottenmier and the servants to rush to get her a breathing treatment. Even when these attacks are real, the servants and family (except Grandma) treat them as catastrophic and give in to Klara whenever it looks like she's having one. Klara catches on; from that point, it's hard to tell what's real and what isn't because she conveniently starts breathing heavily whenever Heidi or someone else mentions leaving.
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