Cast and Crew: Washington Irving (Original Story); Walt Disney (Producer)
What It’s About: Bing Crosby narrates and sings the story of Ichabod Crane, a schoolmaster in Sleepy Hollow, New York, that runs afoul of The Headless Horseman, the ghost of a Hessian soldier who was decapitated by a cannonball during the Revolutionary War and now searches for his head.
Why Watch it Today?: Today is International Animation Day, and shockingly close to Halloween. As a child one of my favorite stories of the season was The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, especially in the form I was first exposed to it: this classic animated “short” which is really one half of a feature The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.