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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 1949 (USA)
In a small town, a brewing romantic rivalry with a local tough and a school-teacher culminates in a terrifying ride in the night.
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In a small town named Sleepy Hollow, a gangly schoolteacher named Icabod Crane comes to town. Despite his unattractive appearance, he quickly proves to be a ladies man who charms the local beauty, much to the local tough, Brom Bones', displeasure. A subtle rivalry erupts, only to have Crane continually gaining the upper hand. The situation changes when Brom learns of Crane's superstitions and exploits them as he musically tells the legend of the fearsome Headless Horseman to frighten the teacher. That night, Crane's lonely night ride home becomes more lively than he ever imagined as the Horseman appears to chase him. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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While the characters are fictional, the place names and landmarks depicted in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820) are mostly factual. The "Tarry Town" of the short story is the village of Tarrytown in Westchester County, New York. It was founded by Dutch settlers in the 17th century. It is located about 25 miles (40 km) north of midtown Manhattan in New York City. Some of the other landmarks are located in the nearby village of North Tarrytown, which was long nicknamed Sleepy Hollow and was officially renamed to this name in 1996. Washington Irving himself was buried in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. See more »

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Referenced in Lego Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood (2016) See more »

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One of the Best
17 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

I love this animated short! The music is great, and Bing Crosby does a wonderful job as the narrator. And yes, it is even scary at some points. I never let Halloween go by without watching this. It is also faithful to the book!


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