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Got it for Ichabod
We love the story of Sleepy Hollow with Ichabod Crane. Great classic with Bing Crosby telling the story and singing along. I grew up loving it and now my daughter loves it.
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A Forgotten Disney Classic
We sought out The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad after a trip to Disneyland in California where Mr. Toad's Wild Ride was one of my oldest daughter's favorite rides. The movie is no disappointment. The first half is a loose, half-hour adaptation of Kenneth Gramme's The Wind and the Willows. In the adaptation, Mr. Toad is plagued by many manias. When he sees a motor car, he must have one at all costs. This lands him into trouble and he loses his manor. Helped by his friends Badger, Rat, and Mole, he tries to reclaim his fortune. Adapting a novel into a half-hour short is no easy task -- and though much of the novel is missing, it is a fun story in its own right. The second half of the movie is an adaptation of Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow about school teacher Ichabod Craine who tries to win the hand of the lovely Katrina from Brom van Brunt. Brom and his crew do not take kindly to Ichabod's pursuit of Katrina and one spooky Halloween night, he plans to get rid of the competition. The second part is a better adaptation simply because the source is a short story, more easily told in 30 minutes. The Wind and the Willows segment is narrated by Basil Rathbone. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow segment is narrated by Bing Crosby. A wonderful, nearly forgotten Disney classic.Read full review...
I love it. This is a classic Halloween must see. I had bought a copy a couple of years ago but it somehow disappeared. I am very happy I orered it. My grown daughter and I watched it together. I highly recommend it to everyone who likes classic animated movies like this. This, in my book, ranks high up there with other seasonal movies such as Rudolph, Frosty, Easter Bunny etc. Many ThanksRead full review...
A Little Disappointing...
It's an odd DVD if you're looking for the Legend of Sleepy Hollow you remember from your childhood. The Adventures of Ichabod is the second feature on the DVD, about 45 minutes after Mr. Toad. This must be the unabridged version of the Sleepy Hollow story, because it's much longer than I remember and much worse. My kids hated it. I can see why the TV version would have been shortened... about 2/3 of the show has absolutely nothing to do with the Legend story per se. My boys thought it was a girly show because the focus is on Ichabod and his developing crush on the female lead. Lots of music and romantic imagery ensues and ensues... and insues. It was far too outdated for my daughter to enjoy either. The climax is good, but it takes far too long to get there. Quite disappointing overall.Read full review...
Mr. Toad is the coolest disney character ever , they got rid if the ride at disney world but the one at disney land is still intact. I am so happy I bought this video. Never mind it also has the disney version of the headless horseman. Holy smoke I love this video. I recommend this video to everyone ages 7 to 70 . It is very humorous I did laugh quite a bit. I am laughing now . I do wish the folks at disney would bring back the Mr. Toad ride in orlando . He is so crazy be sure to watch this video. Mine is priceless . Get them while you can. Mr. Toad Weeeeeeeeeeee Ha !!!!Read full review...
Two Excellent Tales with Bing Crosby and Basil Rathbone
These two animated classics have been among my favorites since I was very young and used to watch them on the Disney channel. A few years ago, when I found out this DVD had been released, I quickly bought it.
You can't beat these two masterpieces for three key reasons. First, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Wind in the Willows are two great stories which can entertain people of all generations. Second, Disney animation is the tops, with rich colors, fluid character movements, and memorable characters. Third, these cartoons are narrated by two unmatched talents, Basil Rathbone and the best singer in the history of popular music, Bing Crosby, whose voice is melodic whether he's speaking or crooning.
Kids, parents, and grandparents will love The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.Read full review...
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
The eleventh animated presentation from Disney is actually two classics; The Wind in the Willows and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
The first, introduced by Basil Rathbone, is about the misadventures of Mr. Toad with his friends, Mole, Rat and Angus Mac Badger trying again and again to rescue him from trouble. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is wonderfully narrated by Bing Crosby, where we have a newly arrived teacher, Ichabod Crane, who just happens to be a bit superstitious. The town bully, Brom Bones, takes advantage of that to get even for Ichabod's advances on his girl friend, Katrina Van Tassel.
This is a wonderful pair of stories from Disney and is on par with many of their fantastic animated classics. Children of any age can relate to Mr.
Toad and the loyalty of his friends. The Legend is very good but, the climax with the headless horseman may be a bit scary for the really young in the family. Modern animation features even from Disney today can't compare to the quality of these pictures produced in the 1950's.
There are some nice bonus features also. In "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow DVD Storybook", you can have the story read for you or, you can read it yourself. Then there is "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride", where you answer questions in order to proceed along this highway. The kids will like this feature. Next, there is "The Merrily Song" sing-a-long, and last, "Lonesome Ghosts", which is a very good cartoon with Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy.
All and all, this dvd could easily be a family tradition for Halloween for years to come.Read full review...
Shouldn't have a Halloween without it.
I bought Disney's The Adventures of Icabod and Mr. Toad because it reminds me of when I was much younger watching the Mickey Mouse Club on TV. ( Walt Disney's Fantasey Land). Disney and his crew knew how to bring Legends to life for the young and young at heart. I find this product enjoyable to share with friends and family. Thank You !!Read full review...
Classics for a whole new generation
What a wonderful pair of classics for Halloween. Bought this one along with three others for granddaughter's Halloween birthday party. All the kids were loving it. Great for Halloween parties too. Loved this one as a kid myself. My kids loved it and now a new generation is enjoying it just as much.Read full review...
GREAT DISNEY CLASSIC FAMILY HOLIDAY MOVIE
Perfect to share with your family to create treasured holiday memories!! Little scary perhaps for the littlest viewers. I remember watching this with my brother & sister in the 70's and looked forward to it then & now!! My kids love it now too!! Bing Crosby is perfect too!! WONDERFUL & HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!Read full review...