Headless Horseman from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Haunting Imagery from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

It’s that spooky time of year again, with Halloween just in sight like a full moon peaking out from a foggy night sky. To help set the mood, we dug up production and concept images—some frighteningly rare—from the Disney classic, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

The film, narrated by the famous crooner Bing Crosby, is the animated adaptation of Washington Irving’s story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. It follows the gangly schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, who has a strong belief in superstitions. On Halloween night, after being spooked by a tale of the Headless Horseman, Ichabod’s lonely ride home becomes increasingly frightening until it culminates with a ghastly encounter at the bridge with the terrifying phantom and leaves Ichabod mysteriously missing the next morning.

We hope you enjoy the haunting imagery, and on Halloween night, if you come across any bridges, be sure to keep a watchful eye out for a dark headless figure riding a ghostly steed…