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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While the name Ichabod is rather rarely used, there was an actual historical figure called Ichabod Crane. Ichabod Bennet Crane (1787-1857), a career military officer best remembered for his role in the War of 1812 (1812-1815). While Washington Irving never admitted to borrowing his name, there is a strong possibility for it. The two men were acquaintances, having met in 1814. See more
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
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
Referenced in The Jungle Book
Merrily on Our Way (to Nowhere in Particular)
Music by Frank Churchill
& Charles Wolcott
Lyrics by Larry Morey
and Ray Gilbert
Performed by Eric Blore
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