The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad/Fun and Fancy Free [3 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD]

  • SKU: 7620052
  • Release Date: 08/12/2014
This fantastical animated release offers a collection of three beloved films, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, Fun and Fancy Free, and The Reluctant Dragon.
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Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (108 out of 110)

Special Features


  • Bonus: The Reluctant Dragon: includes the Disney classic, The Reluctant Dragon, for the first time on Blu-ray!


Overall customer rating

4.5
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not Song of the South

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    DrArkham
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    Yeah, so... I originally thought that this was a pairing of "Ichabod and Mr.Toad" and the feature that contained the story of Briar Rabbit. I realized after purchase that I was wrong. Either way, this is a set of two... maybe two and and a half movies. First, we have "Ichabod and Mr.Toad". Disney's interpretation of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a delightful piece of animation that can be enjoyed by all, maybe little kids would get freaked out by the end. If the spookier parts of Fantasia are too much for them, I guess you should avoid it. Also, watch Fantasia. The entire thing is narrated/sung by legendary crooner Bing Crosby, so their's a big chunk of nostalgia for you. Alongside this Halloween tale, is the anthropomorphic animal period piece "Wind and the Willows". This may not be that interesting to general audiences due to it's dated nature, but if you enjoy classic Disney animation this is still a gem. Fun animation, fun voice acting, overall fun. If given the chance though, I would switch which one of these two got a ride at Disneyland. Second, we have Fun and Fancy Free. This is definitely the weaker of the double pack. It's two short animated features within a framing device following Jiminy Cricket. It's seems like padding from back when movie theaters were the primary means of media and entertainment. It has no focus or narrative. Amidst Jiminy Cricket antics and a ventriloquist act (yep, live action), there's the story of a fish-out-of-water bear going from circus to wild and Jack and the Beanstalk reenacted with Mickey and the Gang. There both pretty musical, but if you think Wind and the Willows seems uninteresting, than these are a bore. Finally, there is the bonus features of "The Reluctant Dragon" which is a pretty fun little featurette showing behind the scenes at 50's era disney studios. Overall, only buy this if you are a die-hard disney or classic animation fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Package includes three must-own Disney classics.

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    avenger2014
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    This set includes "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad," "Fun and Fancy Free," and - as a bonus feature - "The Reluctant Dragon." This is the first time these three films are on Blu-ray, and they look and sound fantastic for their age. While the two main features are undoubtedly Disney classics, it was a nice touch to include the often-overlooked "The Reluctant Dragon," which takes viewers through a tour of the old Walt Disney studio and teaches us how the films were made. The three films included in this set are a must for any Disney or animation fan. The set's only bonus feature is "The Reluctant Dragon" feature, so it's lacking in any real 'behind the scenes' supplements. However, having an extra film as a bonus feature is a welcome addition and adds a nice value to the set.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cute!

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    stephikins1018
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    These two titles may not be the most known of the Disney titles, but you really can't go wrong for a movie night with popcorn and a Disney movie. Especially if it has Mickey! It's two cute stories in one box! They're classic cartoons that didn't get the hype of movies like Cinderella or The Lion King, but they're still brilliantly created by some of the most talented artists in history. Highly recommend watching this and all the Disney cartoon library!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Classic Disney

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    Cfer
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    I purchased this because I am a Disney fan and collector. Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad is a pretty clear example of classic American values back in the 40's and 50's. Interesting from a historical perspective but not very relatable to today's kids (and that's probably not a bad thing). Fun and Fancy Free is just that, enjoyable with the classic Mickey/Donald/Goofy characters we all knew as kids. That one is worth a watch, the other not so much.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A Disney Classic

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    Zeno47
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    The movie itself is a classic so there is no argument about that. I bought the blu-ray because the DVD I already own was not the best quality, faded scenes, etc. The blu-ray was supposed to be a more cleaned up version. Well, it was better but nothing to write home about. Some white spots in the color were evident and while the color fading was corrected somewhat, the overall blu-ray could have been cleaned up a little more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid blu-ray release from the Disney vault.

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    MMMartell
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    A triple-feature, actually - tucked away in the Special Features menu is The Reluctant Dragon from 1941. So, you get three features from the 1940's - maybe not Disney's most cherished titles, but there's a lot to love about this blu-ray release. Of the four blu-rays from Walt Disney Animation Studios released in August 2014, this was the one I was most anxious to add to my library.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Disney's digging into the archive!

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    MarkEK
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    Disney is finally getting into their archives and releasing some of their classic shorter films on Blu-Ray! This 2-pack is perfect as you get 3 fun Disney animated films plus the extra "The Reluctant Dragon". I hope Disney keeps this trend going for many of their animated films, as they look and sound great on Blu-Ray, and especially in a "two pack", it makes an even better deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Growing Up Disney

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    Terry50
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    Growing up these two shorts were awesome! Released during Disney's package film years of the 1940's, this movie tells two classic tales from literature. The Wind In The Willows & Sleepy Hollow. Growing up every halloween the sleepy hollow segment seemed like it was always playing on TV. It's a treat having these two on Blu-Ray to watch anytime I want!

    I would recommend this to a friend


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