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.
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As told and sung by Bing Crosby and told by Basil Rathbone. (Lobby card)
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Despite its horror fiction elements, the short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" has a happy ending for all three of its main characters. Brom Bones and Katrina Van Tassel marry. Ichabod Crane leaves Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow forever finds work and success elsewhere. He keeps school at other places, studies law and is admitted to the bar, acts as both a lawyer and a politician, and is last heard of as a justice of the Ten Pound Court. See more
When Brom Bones grabs the barrel of ale, the side with the corked hole is pointed away from him. When the camera moves to show him pulling the cork out it is suddenly facing him. See more
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: ...
The version on shown on the Disney Channel edits out shots including weapons in the Mr. Toad segment. See more
Written by Don Raye
and Gene de Paul
Performed by Bing Crosby
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