The only man foolish enough to be on the roads on such a night is Ichabod Crane. But is that ghastly figure bearing down on the teacher a wrathful spirit — or just a jealous prankster?”
One of my favorite releases from the Walt Disney Classics Collections is the two-piece set featuring Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman from The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949). This set is one I have displayed all year round. In this set you have both an animated style horse and the sculpting of a life-like horse plus the look of utter fear in both Ichabod and his horse’s face (and body expression) and true terror embodied by the Headless Horseman and his horse.
I’ve paired this set with a 3-pack of tombstones, offered through Disney Shopping a few years back, from The Haunted Mansion. The bases of the tombstones work well with the sculpture bases and a nice mash-up of the animated classic and fan-favorite attraction.
The Headless Horseman (“Haunting Horseman”) and Ichabod and his Horse (“Terrified Teacher”), were a Numbered Limited Edition (NLE) set of only 3,500, released in Fall, 2000. The set was plussed with a stainless steel sword and sculpted by Kent Melton.