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The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

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Two animated adaptions of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "The Wind in the Willows."

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Complete credited cast:
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Relating the Story of Ichabod Crane (voice)
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Narrating the Story of Mr. Toad / Policeman (voice)
Eric Blore ...
Mr. Toad (voice)
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Cyril Proudbottom (voice) (as Pat O'Malley)
John McLeish ...
Prosecutor (voice) (as John Ployardt)
Colin Campbell ...
Mole (voice)
Campbell Grant ...
Angus MacBadger (voice)
Claud Allister ...
Rat (voice) (as Claude Allister)
The Rhythmaires ...
Additional voices (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Oliver Wallace ...
Gang Leader (voice) (as Ollie Wallace)
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Storyline

Two stories. The Wind in the Willows: Concise version of Kenneth Grahame's story of the same name. J. Thaddeus Toad, owner of Toad Hall, is prone to fads, such as the newfangled motor car. This desire for the very latest lands him in much trouble with the wrong crowd, and it is up to his friends, Mole, Rat and Badger to save him from himself. - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Retelling of Washington Irving's story set in a tiny New England town. Ichabod Crane, the new schoolmaster, falls for the town beauty, Katrina Van Tassel, and the town Bully Brom Bones decides that he is a little too successful and needs "convincing" that Katrina is not for him. Written by Tim Pickett <quetzal@yoyo.cc.monash.edu.au>

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Two Tall Tales by the world's top story-tellers in one hilarious All-Cartoon Feature! See more »


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December 1949 (UK)  »

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Ichabod and Mr. Toad  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

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. See more »

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When Mr. Toad first sees a motorcar, his trousers change from grey to orange between shots. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: If you were asked to choose the most fabulous character in English literature, who would it be? Robin Hood? King Arthur? Becky Sharp? 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... a toad - J. Thaddeus Toad, Esq. Have you ever met him? You'll find his story in this delightful little book, "The Wind In the Willows". Toad, you might say, was the one disturbing element: ...
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Ichabod
(1949) (uncredited)
Written by Don Raye and Gene de Paul
Performed by Bing Crosby and The Rhythmaires
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Handsome Disney featurettes could maybe use more humor
19 June 2005 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

While standing in-line recently at Disneyland's Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, I overheard a kid say to his mother, "What movie is this from??" Well, here's the answer, in part one of a Disney double-bill (shown separately on TV for years). Adaptation of "The Wind in the Willows" is a bit high-brow, with an appropriately dry wit, muted colors and a delightful narration by Basil Rathbone, but could maybe use some of Walt Disney's patented cute humor (older children might enjoy it); "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is brighter and faster, with Bing Crosby narrating, and features some spectacular, scary animation. A virtually slapstick-free package, but quite a lively one! **1/2 from ****


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