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September 9, 2014

1949 – The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

Bing Crosby

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949, Walt Disney-RKO, color)

Narrator for the animated “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”.

Directors: Jack Kinney, Clyde Geronimi & James Algar

Producer: Walt Disney Productions

Screenwriters: Erdman Penner, Winston Hibler, Joe Rinaldi, Ted Sears, Homer Brightman, Harry Reeves

Summary: A highly entertaining animated doubleheader from Disney: A witty adaptation of “The Wind in the Willows”…and a broad, cartoony telling of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, with a genuinely scary climax, narrated (and sung) by Bing Crosby.

Featured Songs:

  • “Ichabod”
  • “Katrina”
  • “The Headless Horseman”