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The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) was a Animation - Family Film directed by Jack Kinney and Clyde Geronimi and produced by Walt Disney.

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The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) (2)

By Kristen on Dec 8, 2012 From Journeys in Classic Film

You might call this cheating, but this review ran already. ?It originally ran as part of my Halloween films, so if you missed it the first time here it is. ?I can’t be any happier that the package films are done. ?None of them were particularly great, and it seemed that the animators were limp... Read full article


The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) (1)

By Kristen on Oct 13, 2012 From Journeys in Classic Film

The film starts off by presenting a?truncated version of Kenneth Grahame‘s The Wind in the Willows by following the manic whims of Mr. Toad (voiced by Eric Blore). ?Toad gets “motor mania” and in his bid to drive a motor car ends up on a path of petty crime and prison. ?The second ... Read full article


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Mole: Ratty, is isn't... he hasn't...
Rat: It is, and he has. A new mania: motor mania.


Mr. Toad: [in court giving his defence] Are you familiar with the defendant J. Thaddeus Toad?
Cyril Proudbottom: Lord love a duck, yes! He's one of the jolliest chaps I've ever run across! And simply *tons* of money!
Prosecutor: [to Cyril] Good fellow, eh? Throws it away... BUT he wasn't throwing it away *that* day! You heard Mr. McBadger's testify that his allowance was cut off! Then how did he get the motorcar?
Cyril Proudbottom: The only way a gentlemen gets anything; the *honest* way.
Prosecutor: And *what* is the honest way?
Cyril Proudbottom: Haha, I thought you wouldn't know that one, guv'nor.
[Everyone laughs]


Judge: The witness may testify in his own words.
Cyril Proudbottom: [in court] Right-o, guv'nor; now, I'll give you the facts of the case. For when Toady escaped from his boudoir, he'd come headin' straight for my place. Soon we was off down the 'ighway but hadn't gone far, I confess, when all of a sudden with a rush and a roar, something passed like the London Express. It was big, it was red, it was beautiful: a motorcar! Hee, a bit of alright; Toady was transfixed with, uh, rapture. You could tell it was love at first sight. The motor pulled up to a tavern wherein was located a bar and we watched while some tough-looking weasels got out of that lovely red car. Now weasels, I know, are deceitful and not to be trusted at all... but how I could know they'd stolen that car? I didn't have no crystal ball. And the guv'nor, he's not one to dally, he'd made up his mind like a flash, he says "try it for size, my good Cyril, while I see what they'll take for it, cash!" So into the tavern he saunters, where the barman was back at the bar. And he said, "Cheerio, tavern-keeper! Who's the owner of that, uh, hot-looking car?" The barman, a codger named, uh, Winky, leaned over the bar and said "Why?" The guv'nor answered "That car must be mine! Whatever the price is, I'll buy!" But Toad found he hadn't no money... so he promptly offered a trade; the weasels appeared to be willin', in a moment, the bargain was made. Then Toady drawed up a paper with almost incredible speed and he called on ol' Winky to, uh, pop over and witness the deed. Now the guv'nor's not a bit stingy, he never does anything small: the weasels gave him the red motorcar, heh, and he gave the weasels... Toad Hall!


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During the Ichabod tale, the title character is frightened by some reeds whistling in the wind. The same drawings were first used in the Disney short The Old Mill.
Disney composer Oliver Wallace voices Mr. Winky. Some sources, however, list Alec Harford for that role.
Thurl Ravenscroft was originally going to sing "The Headless Horseman".
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