Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I is for Ichabod Crane

So, today is the letter I. You'd be surprised how difficult it is to find a Disney Character that begins with I. It was either Iago, or today's spotlight character, Ichabod Crane!

Ichabod Crane, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

Ichabod Crane first made his appearance in the 1949 short, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. He is the school teacher who teaches the children int he town of Sleepy Hollow. He falls in love with Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter of a rich farmer, and tries to woo her. It turns out, another man named Brom Bones is also in love with her. At the Van Tassel Halloween party, Ichabod successfully woos Katrina. Angry, Brom tells the tale of the Headless Horseman and his ride on Halloween, in the hopes of scaring Ichabod. He is successful and Ichabod and his horse ride home. They run into the horseman and are chased all around. They reach the bridge where the Horseman can't run and think they are safe. The Horseman throws his pumpkin head at him and Ichabod disappears, leaving only his hat next tot he shattered pumpkin. Its rumored that he ran away and married a wealthy widow, but the citizens of Sleepy Hollow are sure he was spirited away.

Why I like it:

Honestly, the story used to scare the crap out of me when I was little. I mean, a Headless Horseman chasing people around and making them disappear? Scary! But now that I'm older, I can see all the comic relief th at and fun they put in the story. Plus, Ichabod doesn't say a single thing during the whole movie! If its not the narrator talking, its Brom. Plus, Ichabd has such a funny body type and is kind of an A$$-hole, but he's still popular with the ladies! Add a bit of his hilarious dance moves, and you've got yourself one very entertaining character!

Fun Fact: Disney's original title for the movie was, "Two Fabulous Characters." Apparently, the only reason these two stories are linked together is the fact that their main characters are "prone to disaster".

And so, I leave you with a quote:

"Don't try to figure out a plan. You can't reason with a headless man."

1 comment:

  1. Disney characters - what a wonderful theme for the challenge!
    Love the quote and picture too...
    Enjoy the rest of the A to Z challenge.