The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

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"Two Tall Tales by the world's top story-tellers in one hilarious All-Cartoon Feature!"
  • Approved
  • 1949
  • 1 hr 8 min
  • 6.8  (17,682)
  • 74

In the 1949 classic, "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad," two beloved children's stories - "The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving - are brought to life in stunning Technicolor. The movie is divided into two segments, with the first half being dedicated to the tale of Mr. Toad, voiced by Eric Blore. Mr. Toad is a wealthy British gentleman who has a passion for driving motorcars, and spends most of his time recklessly speeding through the countryside. However, he soon finds himself in trouble when he becomes obsessed with owning a horse-drawn carriage, which he must acquire at any cost.

His friends, the Mole (voiced by J. Pat O'Malley), the Rat (voiced by Colin Campbell), and the Badger (voiced by Campbell Grant) are worried about his reckless behavior and try to intervene, but Mr. Toad is too stubborn to listen. Things only get worse when he is falsely accused of stealing the very same carriage he had his heart set on, and is sent to prison.

The second half of the movie focuses on the spooky tale of Ichabod Crane, voiced by Bing Crosby. Ichabod is a lanky schoolteacher who arrives in the small town of Sleepy Hollow, where he becomes smitten with the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel (voiced by Claud Allister). However, he must compete with the town's most eligible bachelor, Brom Bones (voiced by the legendary Basil Rathbone), for her affections.

As the town gears up for their annual Halloween party, Ichabod becomes more and more convinced that the legend of the Headless Horseman is real. Despite his fear, he attends the party, where he dances with Katrina and enjoys the festivities. However, as he heads home in the middle of the night, he realizes he is being followed by a menacing figure on horseback - the Headless Horseman.

The film's vivid animation and captivating storytelling bring both tales to life in a way that is unforgettable. The scenery is lush and stunning, and the characters are both whimsical and relatable. Bing Crosby's mellifluous voice lends a soothing quality to Ichabod's character, while Basil Rathbone's crisp British accent adds an air of mystery to Brom Bones.

However, what truly sets this film apart is its ability to balance humor with suspense. The scenes involving Mr. Toad's outrageous antics are hilarious and lighthearted, while the eerie moments in the Sleepy Hollow segment will leave viewers on the edge of their seats.

Overall, "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad" is a must-see classic that has stood the test of time. Its combination of beloved characters, stunning animation, and captivating storytelling make it a movie that will enchant viewers of all ages.

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad is a 1949 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 8 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8 and a MetaScore of 74.

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    6.8  (17,682)
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