Wednesday, October 30, 2013

1970 Tales of Washington Irving

This 1970 animated special contains two versions of Washington Irving's most popular stories; The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - about the headless horseman (who makes a too brief appearance), and Rip Van Winkle - the man who fell asleep and awoke years later. It originally aired on TV between Halloween and Thanksgiving in the early 1970s and was later released on VHS home video by MGM in 1987 but it's currently out of print.

The animation is not all that good, but the beautiful autumn colors in the spooky backgrounds and the chilling musical score make up for it. Many may recognize the cast of famous voices from old Hanna Barbara cartoons like The Flintstones and The Jetsons and the voice of the classic Looney Tunes shorts, the multi talented, Mel Blanc.


  1. Loving this blog.... keep it up for next year.

  2. Thank you very much for all you do! Happy Halloween!

  3. To Anonymous and Zerbinator: Thanks for checking out the posts this month. I hope to see you back next year. I hope you both had a great Halloween! I should have wrote this sooner but Happy Late Halloween!