This is a little shout-out to the fansubbers out there. We have a website that hosts the raw files for many classic anime series, including two masterpieces from the Isao Takahata-Hayao Miyazaki canon - Heidi, Girl of the Alps and 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother (Marco).
The Live-Evil fansub group that has been slowwwly working on translating Marco, and they are currently up to episode 12. Unfortunately, this project has been moving at a snail's pace, and 3000 Leagues remains a low priority. They need some help.
Heidi needs help most of all. Currently, no effort has been made to translate and fansub Heidi. Supposedly, there was one attempt made many years ago, but only the first episode was tackled. That translated episode has since been lost.
This site contains the downloadable raw files for Heidi and Marco. I would ask anyone who is willing to pitch in and help. Do get in contact with the Live-Evil crew if you can. If they were provided with translations, that would help immensely. Or perhaps more fansub groups would like to join in?
No English subtitles for Heidi exist anywhere in the world. The Taiwanese DVD box set for 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother is the only version to include English subtitles, so I would strongly suggest buying that DVD set and revise those subs.
I think this is a very doable project, if we work steadily to chip down these behemoths. There should be enough global demand, and these two series are landmarks in television anime. We should make it a priority to get it done this year. So what do we say?