The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
Bing and Walt ride herd on The Headless Horseman!
IMDb Rating 7.3 (1,673 votes)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Bing Crosby Narrator
Basil Rathbone Narrator
Eric Blore Mr. Toad
John McLeish Prosecutor
Pat O'Malley Cyril Proudbottom
Colin Campbell Mole
Campbell Grant Angus MacBadger
Claud Allister Rat
Alec Harford Winkie
Edmond Stevens Second weasel
Leslie Denison Judge
Plot
This 1949 Disney feature has never been available on video in its original form until now. The 68-minute film contains two shorts: The Wind in the Willows and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The former is a lively version of Kenneth Grahame's book of animal adventures, including Mr. Toad, a rambunctious sort with a passion for motorcars. Basil Rathbone narrates the story. Sleepy Hollow is the Washington Irving story of a stuffy schoolmaster and his ability to win the love of the fair Katrina from the brutish Brom Van Brunt. Many fans will see a resemblance to Disney's masterpiece created some 40 years later, Beauty and the Beast, in style and story. The end is still scary enough to send youngsters under the table. Bing Crosby supplies the narration, character voices, and songs. The opening number in a library including two stories has been included in this good-looking restoration. The shorts were made in Disney's prime, a year before Cinderella, and the look is wondrous. The exaggeration of Ichabod's skinny frame and his slumping horse is a glorious example. --Doug Thomas
Movie Details
Genre Animation; Family
Studio
Disney / Buena Vista
Movie Release Date 10/5/1949
Country   USA
Language English
Audience Rating G (General Audience)
Running Time 68 mins
Color Color
Features
Features Mr. Toad's Wild Ride Destination Trivia Game
"Lonesome Ghosts" Cartoon
"The Merrily Song" Sing-Along Song
The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow DVD Storybook
Crew
Director James Algar; Jack Kinney; Clyde Geronimi
Writer Homer Brightman; Kenneth Grahame; Washington Irving
Producer Walt Disney
User Credit 1 John O. Young
Musician Oliver Wallace
Edition Details
Edition Disney Gold Classic Collection
Region
Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
Format DVD
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
Barcode 717951008466
Chapters 24
Release Date 10/3/2000
Subtitles English; English (Closed Captioned); French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 403
Collection Status In Collection
Tags Grand Theft Auto, Headless Horseman, Train, Christmas Eve, Cross Dressing
Notes
Also Known As:
Ichabod and Mr. Toad (USA) (promotional title)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (USA) (TV title)
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Trivia:
Apparently, the only reason these two stories are linked together is the fact that their main characters are "prone to disaster". (more)

Goofs:
Continuity: When Mr. Toad first sees a motorcar, his trousers change from grey to orange between shots. (more)

Quotes:
[first lines]
Narrator: If you were asked to choose the most fabulous character in English literature, who would it be? Robin Hood? King Arthur? Sherlock Holmes? Oliver Twist, perhaps? Well, any one of them would be an excellent choice. Still, for the most fabulous character of all, I would nominate...
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Awards:
Won Golden Globe. (more)

Movie Connections:
Featured in DisneyPedia: The Life of a Pirate Revealed (2003) (V) (more)

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