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The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad [1949] (1 disc)

Director:Clyde Geronimi
Jack Kinney
James Algar
Writer:Erdman Penner
Harry Reeves
Homer Brightman
Joe Rinaldi
Ted Sears
Winston Hibler
Composer:Joseph Dubin
Songs:Don Raye
Gene de Paul
Length:68 minutes
(1 hour 8 minutes)
MPAA Rating:G
Suggested Event Use:Halloween
Sorting Category:Kids
Sorting Tub:Bravo
IMDB Rating:7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:90%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: J. Thaddeus Toad takes his friends for a ride while Ichabod Crane is taken on one of his own.

Reaction: Classic toon and great fun.

Personal Rating: 8/10

Clyde Geronimi => Director
Jack Kinney => Director
James Algar => Director
Erdman Penner => Writer
Harry Reeves => Writer
Homer Brightman => Writer
Joe Rinaldi => Writer
Ted Sears => Writer
Winston Hibler => Writer
Joseph Dubin => Composer
Don Raye => Songs
Gene de Paul => Songs
Kenneth Grahame => 'The Wind in the Willows'
Washington Irving => 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'
Alec Harford => Mr. Winky (voice) (uncredited)
Basil Rathbone => Narrating the Story of Mr. Toad / Policeman (voice)
Bing Crosby => Relating the Story of Ichabod Crane (voice)
Campbell Grant => Angus MacBadger (voice)
Claud Allister => Rat (as Claude Allister) (voice)
Colin Campbell [I] => Mole (voice)
Edmond Stevens => Second Weasel (voice) (uncredited)
Eric Blore => Mr. Toad (voice)
J. Pat O'Malley => Cyril Proudbottom (as Pat O'Malley) (voice)
John McLeish => Prosecutor (as John Ployardt) (voice)
Leslie Denison => Judge / First Weasel (voice) (uncredited)
Oliver Wallace => Gang Leader (as Ollie Wallace) (voice)
Pinto Colvig => Ichabod Crane (screaming) / Additional Voices (segment "Ichabod Crane:The Legend Of Sleepy Hallow") (voice) (uncredited)
The Rhythmaires => Additional voices (voice)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • There was a legend that said that one animator stopped worked on {The Wind In the Willows} to join the Army during World War II and then returned four years later to continue work on the exact same film sequence.
  • The two segments featured herein were subsequently released as independent featurettes on video.
  • Thurl Ravenscroft was originally going to sing "The Headless Horseman".
  • One of Disney's four "Package Films". During World War II the studio lost a lot of manpower and resources, which left it with countless unfinished ideas too long for shorts and too short for features. So, inventive as Disney was, it stuck short ideas together into feature-length movies. These projects also include Make Mine Music, Melody Time and Fun & Fancy Free.
  • Disney composer Oliver Wallace voices Mr. Winky.
  • In {The Wind in the Willows}, Angus MacBadger tells Ratty and Mole that something has to be done about Toad as he's spending too much money. This was a sly dig at [?] Roy O. Disney who was always complaining to the animators about his brother Walt Disney for spending too much money.
  • To save money on animation, Katrina was modeled closely after [?] Grace Martin from Make Mine Music. She also greatly resembles Slue Foot Sue from the {Pecos Bill} segment of Melody Time.
  • During the Ichabod tale, the title character is frightened by some reeds whistling in the wind. The same drawings were first used in the Disney short The Old Mill.
  • Rat describes Toad's latest obsession as "Motor Mania". This is the title of a classic Goofy short which would be released the following year.
  • Disney's original title for the movie was, Two Fabulous Characters. Apparently, the only reason these two stories are linked together is the fact that their main characters are "prone to disaster".