Ichabod and Mr. Toad : 4 of 5
Having grown up so close to Disneyland, I have always been a huge fan of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, one of the bizarre little romps in Fantasyland. I had to rent this DVD just to see what the inspiration was! The story of Mr. Toad from Wind of the Willows is completely enjoyable, with fun songs and goofy cockney animals, though not nearly as exciting as the ride (though the red car in question looks exactly like the cars at Disneyland!). Ichabod in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is also a treat, with ridiculous Bing Crosby songs and fantastic animation (which clearly inspired Tim Burton) - also terribly scary! I had no idea that Ichabod actually disappears - where's the happy ending? The disc also has a great trivia game with a bonus cartoon if you win, plus still another Mickey, Donald and Goofy ghostbusters cartoon to complete the theme. Ah, the golden age of American animation.