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The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr Toad

This film is made up of two separate stories, both literary classics.

It begins with the tale of "The Wind in the Willows," and the story of Mr J. Thaddeus Toad, squire of Toad Hall, and his lover of transportation vehicles. His obsession leads to him losingf the deed to Toad Hall and being charged with car theft. He escapes from jail to find that Toad Hall has been taken over by Winkie the tavern-keeper and the weasels.

With the help of his friends, Rat, Mole and Angus MacBadger he recovers the deed to the estate and redeems his good name.

The film continues with the story of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," which follows a schoolteacher, Ichabod Crane, as he arrives in Sleepy Hollow. There he captures the heart of all the ladies apart from Katrina Van Tassel, who already has a suitor, Brom Bones. But Ichabod has his eye on the Van Tassel wealth and tries to woo Katrina, much to the annoyance of Brom, who tries to scare Ichabod off with tales of the Headless Horseman.

As Ichabod is travelling home one Halloween night, he encounters the Headless Horseman and mysteriously goes missing. Katrina weds Brom as rumors of Ichabod's whereabouts spread around the town.

68 minutes long.

Release Date

October 5, 1949.

Cast List

Directed By:
Jack Kinney
Claude Geronimi
James Algar

Written By:
Erdman Penner
Harry Reeves
Homer Brightman
Joe Rinaldi
Ted Sears
Winston Hibler

Franklin Thomas
John Lounsbery
Oliver Johnston Jr.
John Sibley
Hal King
Wolfgang Reitherman
Hugh Fraser
Harvey Toombs
Marvin Woodward
Les Clark
Hal Ambro.


The Headless Horseman
The Merrily Song

Fun Facts

The film was originally to be called "Two Fabulous Characters."
Cyril, Toad, Rat, Mole and two of the weasels from this film also make an appearance in the 1983 short, "Mickey's Christmas Carol."
The Ichabod section of the film is one of the few times in a Disney film in which the bully gets the girl.
The film won a Golden Globe in 1950 for Best Cinematography, Color.


Mr. Toad: We'll go for a jolly ride!

Rat: A new mania: motor mania.

Narrator: Don't try to figure out a plan. You can't reason with a headless man.

Brom Bones: Aw bopkins. Gadzooks. Take a look at that spook of spooks.




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DVD Bonus Features

  • Mr. Toad's Wild Ride Destination Trivia Game
  • "Lonesome Ghosts" Cartoon
  • "The Merrily Song" Sing-Along


Bing and Walt ride herd on The Headless Horseman!
Two Tall Tales by the world's top story-tellers in one hilarious All-Cartoon Feature!


When Mr Toad sees a motorcar for the first time, his trousers change color from grey to orange.
When Ichabod is in bed writing, his shadow can be seen on the wall, but the shadow of the pen is missing.

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