31 Days of Horror 2014 – Day 16

31 Days of Horror Day 16The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Disney (1949)

Disney’s timeless animated Halloween masterpiece is a seminal part of the required holiday viewing around the Jack’s Attic household.

Narrated and sung by the legendary golden throated entertainer, Bing Crosby, this truncated re-telling of Washington Irving’s classic tale hits all the main beats of the original story.  It manages to be a wee bit scary (relatively speaking) while still holding on to the family friendly virtues that Disney is so well known for.  The animation sill holds up by today’s standards with rich vibrant colors belying the fact that its 65 years old!

If you didn’t get a chance to watch this as a kid when it would air each Halloween season on the network stations, definitely pick it up on Blu-ray, DVD or digital download and watch it with the family.  I guarantee it will become a Halloween favorite.

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