Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Headless Horseman

Source of image from: Prudence Pennywise

In Disney's version of Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the short film is narrated by Bing Crosby. The first half of the story introduces Ichabod Crane and the town.

Source of image form: Animated Life Forums

From there, Ichabod competes with the town bully, Brom Bones, over the hand of the beautiful and wealthy Katrina (who is a prototype of Cinderella).

The real excitement begins when Bones terrifies the hell out of Ichabod with his song about "The Headless Horseman". That's when the best scene of the film is shown where Ichabod tries to escape the Headless Horseman. A lot of drama builds up causing much excitement for the audience.

Unlike most Disney films, this one ends in a more darker and ominous note where the main character is supposedly "spirited away" by the phantom of Halloween Night.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow belongs to Disney.

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