[Rewatch] Heidi, Girl of The Alps – Episode 47 Discussion

# Episode 47 – *Hello, Grandmother!*

**^^^Originally ^^^aired ^^^November ^^^24th, ^^^1974**

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**Note to all participants**

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**Daily Trivia:**

> Three films have been made out of the show, though the most eponymous is the 1979 compilation film.


**Staff Highlight**

Yôichi Kotabe – Animation director

> A Japanese animator and character designer who is also a councilor of the Tokuma Memorial Animation Culture Foundation. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, during the Japanese colonial era, Kotabe was familiar with several animation films, such as *Popeye*, *Momotaro no Umihawashi*, and *Kumo to Tulip*. After returning to Japan, he was fascinated by the works of Osamu Tezuka, Shigeru Komatsuzaki, and Soji Yamakawa, seeking to imitate them. Believing it will be ‘manga training’, he enters the Japanese painting department of Tokyo University of the Arts, but quits soon after to join Toei Douga. Immediately he was put on in-between animation and soon promoted to key animator on *Naughty Prince’s Orochi Extermination* and *Wanwan Chushingura*. He then participated in theatrical works such as *The Great Adventure of Horus, Prince of the Sun*, *The Cat in Boots*, and *Flying Phantom Ship* as an original artist and animation director. In September 1971, he left Toei Animation with Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata to transfer to A Production, before joining Zuiyo Eiga, where he got to participate in *Heidi, Girl of The Alps* as animation director and character designer. After that, he was involved in many works, but left Nippon Animation in 1977 and started working as a freelancer before being invited by Hiroshi Ikeda to join as an advisor to the development team, where he further refined Shigeru Miyamoto’s designs. In 2007, he left Nintendo and started working as a freelancer again, and in that same year Okuyama passed away. In March 2010, he and a posthumous Okuyama were awarded the Tokyo International Anime Fair 2010. Some of his most notable work includes *Animal Treasure Island*, *Jarinko Chie*, *Mahōtsukai Sally*, *3000 Leagues in Search of Mother*, *Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind*, *Rainbow Sentai Robin*, *Shōnen Ninja Kaze no Fujimaru*, *Taro the Dragon Boy*, and a bunch of *Pokémon* films and specials.


**Screenshot of the day**

– [Waiting](https://i.imgur.com/MXLxAvD.png)

**Questions of the Day:**

1) What do you think of Grandma’s first day in the mountains?

2) Now that Fraulein Rottenmeier is leaving, what did you think of her?

**I am convinced that Clara will be able to stand and walk.**

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