When five-year-old orphan Heidi is sent to live in the Swiss Alps with her grumpy grandfather, the rest of the village takes pity on her. But Heidi soon discovers that hidden behind the scowl, Grandpa Alps is gentle and kind. She loves her new life in the mountains shepherding the goats, gathering flowers, and playing with her best friend, Peter. But then Heidi is forced to move far away to the soot and smoke of Frankfurt to be the companion of a young girl. Will Heidi ever return to Grandpa and her true home in the mountains?