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YMMV: The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
  • Adaptation Displacement: Far more people are familiar with Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, the popular Disney Theme Parks attraction, than they are with this lesser-known Disney film.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation:
    • Ichabod. He's the protagonist of the story, but he also comes off as manipulative Jerkass. Whether he's a "good guy" and how sympathetic he is varies among the viewer. In fact, Disney sort of gets one thing right here - the original tale is open to as much Alternate Character Interpretation as the Animated Adaptation.
    • Also Katrina and Brom. Is she honestly flattered by Ichabod, or is she just playing with him, perhaps using him to make her other suitors jealous? And is Brom just a bully, or is he honestly in love and wants to protect her from a gold digger?
  • Crazy Awesome: Mr. Toad
  • Creepy Awesome: The Headless Horseman.
  • Ear Worm: "Oh, when the spooks have a midnight jamboree..."
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: If there's one thing people remember from this, it's the Headless Horseman.
  • Evil Is Cool: Again, The Headless Horseman.
  • Hell Is That Noise: When Ichabod rides in Sleepy Hollow's forest you can hear the cricket chirping "Ichabod, turn back", an owls hoots "Go, go", a toad croaks "Headless Horseman", the wind blows the reefs and creates a sound like ghastly moaning and a crow caws "Here he comes" and "Beware, beware..."
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: No one resembles Gaston like Brom Bones (although Gaston is far more of a jerk than Brom Bones).
  • Jerkass Woobie: Mr. Toad after he's thrown in jail.
  • Values Dissonance: The Ichabod storyline is more than a little sexist. Women are either manipulative teases or complete dolts. Even if this takes place in the 18th or 19th century...
    • One might be caught off guard by Brom pouring huge mugs of beer for all his friends and their dogs. No Bowdlerization or Frothy Mugs of Water here!
    • One student also draws a caricature of Ichabod Crane - and you can see him about to smack the student with a stick (only the sight of the student's overflowing lunch basket stops him). To a viewer who was born after the 1970s, this would seem surprising - though this was standard behaviour for teachers at the time. (Even when it was animated!)

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