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.
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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Rat: It is, and he has. A new mania: motor mania.
[Rat and Mole have interrupted Toad's rampage with Cyril and the cart]
Rat: Toad, we want to have a talk with you.
Mr. Toad: Oh, a visit? Splendid.
Rat: Toad, this is serious. You've got to give up that horse and cart.
Mr. Toad: [in disbelief] Give up my... Oh, but my dear Ratty, this is my career. Surely, you can't mean it.
Rat: I do mean it. You've got to stop this foolishness.
Mr. Toad: No.
Rat: You must!
Mr. Toad: No, I won't do it!
Rat: Your reckless is behavior is giving us animals a bad name.
Mr. Toad: I won't listen to anything!
[he covers his ears and everything Rat says is softened, but whenever he removes his hands from his ears, Rat speaks louder]
Rat: Your thoughts are becoming a menace to society. If you won't think of yourself, then think of poor old MacBadger. And as for that horse, no good could ever come from galloping about with such a fast and irresponsible beast.
[when he hears this last part, Cyril covers his ears with his ears. Toad laughs]
Mr. Toad: We'll go for a jolly ride!
[begins to jump rope on the rump of his horse with his buggy whip]
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In "The Wind in the Willows", Angus MacBadger tells Ratty and Mole that something has to be done about Toad as he's spending too much money. This was a sly dig at Roy O. Disney who was always complaining to the animators about his brother Walt Disney for spending too much money.
To save money on animation, Katrina was modeled closely after Grace Martin from Make Mine Music. She also greatly resembles Slue Foot Sue from the "Pecos Bill" segment of "Melody Time."
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