Time and Place of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

8th July, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Time and Place of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

The Wind in the Willows The location is obviously England. Where in England is a little more difficult. Initially I thought to take a look at the places in the song “Merrily on Our Way,” but the locations were a little scattered. And besides, the song is rather nonsensical anyways. There is a part of […] Read More

Source Material of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

6th July, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Source Material of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

The Wind in the Willows This children’s book was published in 1908 and written by Kenneth Grahame. Cyril Proudbottom and Mr. Winkie are both Disney additions to the story. In fact, Disney’s version focuses primarily on Mr. Toad, but the original book had important sections that were completely without him. In fact, a mystical segment […] Read More

Ichabod and Mr. Toad’s Significance

4th July, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Ichabod and Mr. Toad’s Significance

For me, the most significant aspect of Ichabod and Mr. Toad is that the package films are finally finished (of which I’m not a big fan generally, though the last two I’ve quite enjoyed). The two segments were split off and weren’t really associated with each other for decades until they were finally reunited on […] Read More

What’s in a Name? – Ichabod and Mr. Toad

24th June, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on What’s in a Name? – Ichabod and Mr. Toad

I honestly can’t figure out where the name The Wind in the Willows comes from. Both the wind and willow trees are common elements of folktales, so perhaps Kenneth Grahame used the title to demonstrate that he was trying to come up with a new folktale. As for the name of the characters, they don’t […] Read More

Ten Things I Learned from Ichabod and Mr. Toad

22nd June, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Ten Things I Learned from Ichabod and Mr. Toad

1. Even a dog howl can make girls faint if it comes from Ichabod Crane. 2. If you dig out a man covered with sugar only to find he’s angry, putting sugar back over his eyes doesn’t pacify him. 3. If you pray that a criminal will get time off for good behavior, chances are […] Read More

My Take on Ichabod and Mr. Toad

20th June, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on My Take on Ichabod and Mr. Toad

Character I identify with: Ichabod – Conceited, awkward, and prone to good luck (most of the time, anyways). Element I wish would have been elaborated: The origins of the headless horseman. I think that would be interesting. Views on the villain: Mr. Winkie – He’s the kind of guy you know you shouldn’t trust but […] Read More

Merrily on Our Way – Review of The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

17th June, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Merrily on Our Way – Review of The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

I must say, Ichabod and Mr. Toad is definitely one of my favorites up to this point. Both segments are delightful and well-done. It’s nice to see the package films finally come to an end. The Wind and the Willows was initially going to be full-length. A Time Magazine article mentioned it in 1940—nine years […] Read More