Disney’s two classic masterpieces The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad and Fun and Fancy Free come to Blu-ray for the very first time in a special edition with stunning high definition picture and sound. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad is Disney animation’s humorous retelling of the stories “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving. It is the 11th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. “The Wind in the Willows” is narrated by Basil Rathbone and follows the wild ride of J. Thaddeus Toad, squire of Toad Hall. Smitten with motorcars, the wealthy and reckless sportsman soon drives his close friends Mole, Rat, and Angus MacBadger into a worried frenzy when he is falsely charged with car theft and sentenced to twenty years in solitary confinement at the Tower of London. On Christmas Eve, Mr. Toad’s loyal Lancashire horse, Cyril Proudbottom, helps him escape. With his friends’ aid, Mr. Toad redeems his good name. In “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” narrated by Bing Crosby, Ichabod Crane, the spindly superstitious schoolteacher dreams of sweeping the lovely Katrina off her feet -- until Brom Bones, the town bully, gets involved. Their comic rivalry introduces Ichabod to the fabled Headless Horseman and a hair-raising, spine-tingling climax.
Fun and Fancy Free is the 9th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series and features two segments brought to life by Jiminy Cricket: "Bongo" based on Sinclair Lewis’ “Little Bear Bongo”; and “Mickey and the Beanstalk,” an adaptation of “Jack and the Beanstalk.” “Mickey and the Beanstalk” was the last to star Walt Disney as the voice of Mickey Mouse. “Bongo” is narrated by Dinah Shore and follows a circus bear named Bongo who was raised in captivity and wishes to live free in the wild. One day he escapes and finds himself facing hard conditions, shattering his idealistic thinking. Then he meets a female bear named Lulubelle and falls in love, but must face romantic rival Lumpjaw to win her as his mate. In “Mickey and the Beanstalk,” narrated by Edgar Bergen, Mickey and his friends Donald and Goofy live in a placed called Happy Valley that has been plagued by a severe drought leaving everyone with no food to eat. Mickey goes to trade their beloved cow for food, but comes back with magic beans instead. When a beanstalk sprouts and carries them into the magical kingdom belonging to Willie the Giant, they find a sumptuous feast and an exciting adventure that may help save Happy Valley.
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad Cast:
- Bing Crosby - Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, Narrator ("The Legend of Sleepy Hollow")
- Basil Rathbone - Narrator ("The Wind in the Willows"), Policeman
- Eric Blore - J. Thaddeus Toad
- Pat O'Malley - Cyril Proudbottom, Mr. Winkie, Policeman, Unseen Paper Boy
- Colin Campbell - Moley
- John McLeish - Prosecutor
- Campbell Grant - Angus MacBadger
- Claude Allister - Ratty
- Pinto Colvig - Ichabod Crane screaming (uncredited)
- Leslie Dennison - Judge, Weasel #1
- Edmond Stevens - Weasel #2
Fun and Fancy Free Cast:
- Edgar Bergen - Himself, Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd
- Luana Patten - Herself
- Dinah Shore - Singer, Narrator of "Bongo"
- Cliff Edwards - Jiminy Cricket
- Walt Disney and Jimmy MacDonald - Mickey Mouse
- Clarence Nash - Donald Duck
- Pinto Colvig - Goofy
- Billy Gilbert - Willie the Giant
- Anita Gordon - Singing Harp
- Candy Candido - Lumpjaw the Black Bear (growls)
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad Special Features:
- "The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow" Storybook
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad and Fun and Fancy Free Special Features:
- "The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow" Storybook
- "Mickey And The Beanstalk" Storybook
- The Story Behind Fun And Fancy Free
- Bonus Cartoon Classic: “The Reluctant Dragon”
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