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The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

Approved | | Animation, Comedy, Family | December 1949 (UK)
An animated adaption of "The Wind in the Willows" followed by an adaption of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".

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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 ...
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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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BING and WALT COMBINE THEIR TALENTS...IN A NEW AND THRILLING CARTOON FEATURE! (original print media ad - mostly caps) See more »


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Trivia

The narrators of the film, Bing Crosby and Basil Rathbone, were cast in the film to increase its audience appeal. Crosby was one of the most commercially successful singers from the 1930s to the 1950s. He had acted in several films and had already won an Oscar. Basil Rathbone was better known as the star of a film series about Sherlock Holmes, with 14 films released between 1939 and 1946. See more »

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When Ichabod is in his bed, writting in his book with a feather pen, his shadow can be seen in the wall next to him, but the pen's shadow is missing. See more »

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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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The Headless Horseman
(1949) (uncredited)
Written by Don Raye and Gene de Paul
Performed by Bing Crosby and The Rhythmaires
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A very charming pair of films.
29 June 2000 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this compilation feature many times on the Disney Channel. The Wind in the Willows segment is great fun although a great deal of the book is ignored. The Sleepy Hollow segment, on the other hand, is awesome! The scenes when Ichabod is desperately trying to survive his journey through the Hollow is one of my favorite animated sequences of all time.

By the way, I haven't yet seen Tim Burton's take on the story, but it will take a lot to outdo this version!


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