disney legend of sleepy hollow Oh, now, this brings back memories. Very pleasant ones, in fact. Every year, on television, for the Halloween season, Disney’s take on the Washington Irving classic The Legend of Sleepy Hollow would be broadcast, and I would always watch this with my family.

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow, the Disney film, was originally produced as a two-parter along with an animated adaptation of The Wind in the Willows, as The Adventures Of Ichabod And Mr. Toad in 1949. Then, in 1955, the two portions were separated and shown separately, both on television and subsequent home video releases. I can’t recall ever seeing the Wind In The Willows portion, but I definitely remember watching The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow a bunch of times.

No matter how many times I watched this as a kid, even though I knew the Headless Horseman was going to show up and give Ichabod Crane chase, it always freaked me out, and I always looked forward to getting freaked out. Yeah, I had that quirk as a kid.

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow, it’s a classic animated ghost story that goes well with the season. If you haven’t seen this…and so help me, I’ve been saying that a lot recently, you need to do so.