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Mostly Ghostly Trivia Challenge Week 3—Don’t Lose Your Heads Over The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Quiz!

By Savannah Salazar

It’s the spookiest time of the year, with D23’s Mostly Ghostly Halloween and the 70th anniversary of the Disney classic The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in our midst. We’ve tested your knowledge on classic Disney Halloween shorts and wicked villains, but how well do you know this haunting tale of the Headless Horseman and the ever-superstitious Ichabod Crane? Will you lose your head or are you a master at Sleepy Hollow trivia? Find out below! Make sure to scroll down for the answers!

1. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is paired with which tale?
A) Pecos Bill
B) The Wind in the Willows
C) Fun and Fancy Free
D) So Dear to My Heart

2.The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is narrated by whom?
A) Walt Disney
B) Basil Rathbone
C) Bing Crosby
D) Jack Kinney

3. The character Ichabod Crane was largely animated by which Disney animator?
A) Frank Thomas
B) Ollie Johnston
C) Ward Kimball
D) Marc Davis

4. Which character is not from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?
A) Brom Bones
B) Angus MacBadger
C) Baltus Van Tassel
D) Tilda

5. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad was originally named…?
A) Ichabod and Mr. Toad
B) The Winds and the Hollow
C) Ichabod and Mr. Toad’s Fabulous Adventures
D) Two Fabulous Characters

6. The Headless Horseman is a Disney villain who has appeared on horseback. Which of these villains has NOT been seen riding a horse?
A) Gaston
B) Sir Kay
C) Bill Sykes
D) Minister of Justice Frollo

7. Walt Disney personally visited which area in New York to research forThe Legend of Sleepy Hollow?
A) Tarrytown
B) Syracuse
C) New York City
D) Rochester

8. When animating Katrina, animators used which character from Make Mine Music for reference?
A) Alice Bluebonnet from Johnny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet
B) Dinah Shore from Two Silhouettes
C) Andy Russell from Without You
D) Grace Martin from The Martins and the Coys

9. Brom Bones’ horse in the film is named…?
A) Ghost
B) Daredevil
C) Gunpowder
D) Dynamo

Correct Answers:

1. B) The Wind in the Willows 
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was originally intended to be a full-length feature prior to World War II, but the cost of the film post-war became too high. The story was later turned into a short film and packaged with Mr. Toad’s The Wind in the Willows.

2. C) Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby also recorded a song for the film called “The Headless Horseman,” which featured his four sons—Gary, Lindsay, and twins Phillip and Dennis.

3. A) Frank Thomas
Frank Thomas was one of the Nine Old Men and worked on many memorable films such as Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and One Hundred and One Dalmatians.

4. B) Angus MacBadger
Angus MacBadger is one of Mr. Toad’s companions.

5. D) Two Fabulous Characters
Two Fabulous Characters was the name of the feature film during the early stages of production until someone suggested it may not attract as many people to the cinema.

6. C) Bill Sykes
With more than 70 animated features from Disney and Pixar, only a small group of villains have appeared on horseback, including Gaston, Jafar, and Shan-Yu.

7. A) Tarrytown
Walt Disney worked very closely on this film, even visiting the Tarrytown region on the Hudson River, as well as researching colonial music to make sure everything was as accurate as can be.

8. D) Grace Martin from The Martins and the Coys
Animators modeled Katrina after Grace Martin from The Martins and the Coys sequence in Make Mine Music. Both Katrina and Grace also bear a resemblance to Slue Foot Sue in Pecos Bill.

9. C) Gunpowder
Brom Bones’ horse in The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad bears a resemblance to The Headless Horseman’s ghostly steed.

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