Ichabod and Mr Toad

#1 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:46 pm

I am currently cleaning, viewing, recording track 2 and re housing c/w new artwork one of the latest acquisitions I have, Ichabod & Mr Toad Disney Derann print.

It is becoming something of a rarity this one now as I found out over the past few years and is seldom ever seen anywhere for sale nowadays.
I was fortunate enough to obtain this one from another fellow collector of animation who has recently changed direction with his viewing preferences and this therefore worked to my advantage thankfully.

Here is an excellent original review of the film upon release from Derann by the legendary K.Wilton of The BFCC. (screenshots to follow):-

SUPER 8 FILM REVIEW

ADVENTURES OF ICHABOD & MR. TOAD, THE 2x600ft colour/sound Available from Derann

A 1949 double-story release that couples the voice talents of Basil Rathbone and Bing Crosby to retell The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving and the much loved Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.

The Wind in the Willows, is the salutary tale of J. Thaddeus Toad and his many excesses, which despite the efforts of his good companions, Rat and Mole, eventually lead to his downfall and imprisonment.

It is beautifully animated and most enjoyable and Toad's trial is brilliantly handled: one reviewer described The Wind In The Willows as "This light-hearted, fast-moving romp which has inspired some of Disney's most inventive draftsmanship and satire I particularly enjoyed the inclusion of an extra character (sorry, purists!), Cyril, the horse with the 'e-bygum' Northern accent who pulls Toad's caravan - yet another one of his short-lived indulgences, soon to be tossed aside on seeing a speedy motor car.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a humorous tale of rivalry between beefy Bram Bones and superstitious bookworm school teacher Ichabod Crane for the affections of the attractive Katrina Van Tassel. At a Halloween party Brom tells the story of the Headless Horseman, and on his way home, Icabod, his imagination running wild is 'pursued' by a headless apparition. Icabod runs for his life and is never seen again.

This sequence is the highlight of this section with Disney at his best frightening the pants of his audience.

This release is available complete or one can purchase the two stories as separate items although the second part (Sleepy Hollow), although having an introduction, does not support a front title sequence. If purchased separately, The Wind In The Willows is £125 and Sleepy Hollow £90.

Our review copy, the first check print, had excellent picture, sound and colour and can be highly recommended - if this sort of older release is to your liking, and it is to mine. Each section had the unique honour of being shown complete at the October BFCC. So therefore I obviously recommend it.

Print A Sound A Keith Wilton



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RE: Ichabod and Mr Toad

#2 by Mats Abelli , Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:33 pm

You´re a lucky guy Andrew. I would love to own your collection of Disney - Derann prints.


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RE: Ichabod and Mr Toad

#3 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:32 pm

Thank You Mats & Vidar. It's becoming a labour of Love keeping on top of this lot I must say, but it's one I could only ever dream of last time around in the hobby and as a kid. I always remember just wishing more footage was available from Mary Poppins than the 2 x 200ft WDHM excerpts there was back then. Then in the 90's, the dreams began to come true!

Anyhow back to this one, starting with Mr Toad first staring in "The Wind In The Willows" Disney Stylie!




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#4 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:58 pm

And through to the end of this story....




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#5 by Vidar Olavesen , Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:58 pm

Looking good


 
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RE: Ichabod and Mr Toad

#6 by Mats Abelli , Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:34 pm

XLNT!


 
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RE: Ichabod and Mr Toad

#7 by Tom Photiou , Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:33 pm

Itchy nob and Mr who?
Seriously though, superb print you have there Andy, i often tried to get this off lists when it was priced normally but i always missed it.
I still keep my eye out for this one. Very good review there.



 
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RE: Ichabod and Mr Toad

#8 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:39 pm

We have Keith Wilton to thank for that Tom as is often the case for many of Derann's later releases.

I will add the rest till the end this evening. Just broke off for an hour sorry.


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#9 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:00 pm

Thank you Andrew for taking/posting these terrific screenshots of your recent acquisition. It looks to be a fun film!


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#10 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:14 pm

Thanks Timothy. It is certainly an unusual one from the early days. You really don't expect Bing Crosby or the George Formby english northern style voice overs in a Disney film. Very British in many ways this one and interesting to see many of the characters used here returning in a films made many decades later like Mickeys Christmas Carol etc.

More to come from the Ichabod side of things (The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow) on this film very soon.



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#11 by Tom Photiou , Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:47 pm

Andy, how do you get so many screenshots??



 
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RE: Ichabod and Mr Toad

#12 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:54 pm

Just capture as many stills from VLC from the video of the film running as is needed to outline the story Tom.

All screenshots I take start out as video captures to begin with
It gives an idea of the storyline better this way to those who may be unfamiliar.

BTW there is no way this film could ever have been released on only 2x 600ft reels. It's quite full on 2x 800's as I received mine.
Each part is around 40mins I'd say.

I must buy another Tripod. I have to balance this tiny camera in all kinds of precarious positions and it never captures square on like I'd like it to.
Had a few years back, but they all went when all my cine equipment was sold off first time around. I'll have to just buy a cheap small one for such activities.



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#13 by Tom Photiou , Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:02 pm

not sure if im right on this one, but wasn't it released as 3 x 600?
As i understand it there are three separate stories and derann advertised it as a complete film or each part could stand on there own. I'm not too sure if thats right??



 
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RE: Ichabod and Mr Toad

#14 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:05 pm

2 stories Tom. This one here and "The legend of Sleepy Hollow" which is the tale of Ichabod the teacher.

The official review above from Keith states 2x 600ft release, but I just can't see how that'd be possible without huge overspooling.


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RE: Ichabod and Mr Toad

#15 by Mats Abelli , Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:05 pm

From 2007 Derann listing: MR. TOAD, THE 3 x 600ft. Col. Price code R


 
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RE: Ichabod and Mr Toad

#16 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:06 pm

Yes, as suspected, it must have been a typo error from the original FFTC review by Keith.

As its a two parter, it really would have been better released as 2x 800ft rather than 3x 600ft. It would have placed each part on its own spool complete (as this one is) and would have avoided splices in the middle of each.



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#17 by Mats Abelli , Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:14 pm

I guess they had all projectors with a maximum 600ft capasity in mind.


 
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RE: Ichabod and Mr Toad

#18 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:16 pm

They did only ever release their features on 600ft grasso spools in the modern era Mats, that's true.

As you quite rightly point out, you eliminate SOME potential customers by going any larger, but in this case, I'd have had to make an exception I think given the format of the film.

I reckon nearly all customers buying new from Derann in this era could have handled a minimum of 800ft spools.

You would have pleased more than you'd have disappointed I think.



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RE: Ichabod and Mr Toad

#19 by Mats Abelli , Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:18 pm

They could have made it as an option. I believe that these expensive features where made on order.


 
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RE: Ichabod and Mr Toad

#20 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:21 pm

Not in all cases Mats. They did carry stock of these most of time and upon any new release, they would do a first run of prints without having pre orders.
As the release aged, they then would tend to print to demand, but to begin with, they knew whatever they released would get at least so many guaranteed sales.

They used to have stocks of these on their shelves at the store and at conventions.



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