THE ADVENTURES OF ICHABOD AND MR. TOAD (Theatrical Release USA 1949)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad is a double feature that appears as a single release. Sweet stories, worth watching, serve the child and adult audience equally well. Both films highlight the talents of Directors Jack Kinny, Clyde Geronimi and James Algar.

Storyline

This is a two-segment story. The first is about Toad, the owner of Toad Hall, who develops fetishes about various modes of transportation and ends serving a prison sentence while his friends valiantly endeavor to free him. The second is about Ichabod Crane who desires to marry well and attempts to rival a better suitor. The suitor tells a scary story which unfolds before Ichabod Crane in a very real fashion.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director James Algar, Jack Kinney, and Clyde Geronimi for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Walt Disney for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Narrators (Bing Crosby and Basil Rathbone), Mr. Toad (voice of Eric Blore), Cyril Proudbottom (voice of J. Pat O’Malley), Prosecutor (voice of John McLeish), Mole (voice of Colin Campbell), Angus MacBadger (voice of Campbell Grant), Water Rat (voice of Claud Allister), and Additional voices (Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Highly entertaining, these two stories catch nuances of interaction between characters that seem to be lost in some modern entertainment.

Ben Meyers

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