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The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Family, Fantasy  |  December 1949 (UK)
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Two animated adaptions of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "The Wind in the Willows."

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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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(RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

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 (Motor Mania (1950)). See more »

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Just before Brom spots Ichabod for the first time, as he's drinking his beer, his socks suddenly change lengths for a few frames. 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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Soundtracks

Merrily on Our Way (to Nowhere in Particular)
(1949) (uncredited)
Music by Frank Churchill & Charles Wolcott
Lyrics by Larry Morey and Ray Gilbert
Performed by Eric Blore & J. Pat O'Malley
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One of the better Disney features
20 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Excellent feature comprising of 2 half-hour segments. The animation is first rate, particularly on Ichabod's journey home through the woods, which is the highlight of the film. The quality of the direction and storytelling is excellent, and though both are quite short, they are remarkably concise and fully formed, and actually feel like they are both feature length. They are both highly atmospheric, and the characterisations are top-notch. There are some aspects of the film which have dated it somewhat, but you get past that soon enough. This film is also notable for it's fine use of colour. Anyone with an interest in animation should see this film.


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