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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)

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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Bing Crosby ... Narrator / Ichabod Crane / Brom Bones (voice)
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow See more »

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Walt Disney Productions See more »
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(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The song "Headless Horseman" is considered one of the darkest songs written for a Disney film. It, much like "Worthless" from The Brave Little Toaster (1987) and "Hellfire" from The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), was nearly cut from the film. See more »

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Version of The Wind in the Willows (1995) See more »

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One of the Best
17 September 2002 | by StreepFan126See 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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