!Welcome to another week of October goodness. This week we are shining a light on Spooky Disney.
October 16th marks the founding of Disney. As huge disnerds we had to dedicate the week to this 93-year-old milestone while adding a spooky October twist. Keep an eye out for all of our articles this week, we hope you enjoy them!
I wanted to start the week off sharing one of my personal favorite spooky Disney tales, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. I watched this 30-minute short endlessly through my childhood and continue to love it. A crooning Bing Crosby telling us a creepy tale of the headless horseman and Ichabod Crane? It’s the tops! Originally released in 1949 as a segment in The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, then released as a stand-alone short. Here are my top 5 reasons why I love this Disney classic so much.
Disney is more famously known for it’s happily ever after endings. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow ends in mystery and was treated like a campfire tale.
We are used to bright colors for our heroines and muted/darker tones for our villains. This entire short is drawn in very rich colors, even Katrina’s pink isn’t as bright as Cinderella’s or Aurora’s.
Who would think that one of the most notorious scaredy cats would be the principal character in this story?!
1 Headless Horseman
He creeped me out as a kid and I love him for being so frightful and graceful on his fearsome steed.
Did you watch Sleepy Hollow as a kid and did it creep you out? If you haven’t I recommend you watch it! It’s available for purchase Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad!
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