Monday, October 06, 2008
31 Days of Halloween - Day 6 Movie 1
Not surprsingly, given today's main post, I watched "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad" (1949). Actually, I just watched the Ichabod half which is an anaimated adaptation of Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," narrated and with songs performed by Bing Crosby.
I don't know that I have anything to add concerning this movie that hasn't been said before, but I still find it highly entertaining, and for me, is as essential Halloween viewing as "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown." The visuals are terrific in this movie, even during the introduction to Ichabod, the rivalry between he and Brom Bones for the attention of Katrina Van Tassel, and especially during the Halloween party and the journey through the woods where Ichabod meets the headless horseman.