What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that there is some slapstick violence in the two tales on this video. More extreme is the Headless Horseman'a multiple attempts to behead Ichabod Crane with a sword. The horseman is never actually revealed to be the town bully in disguise, so some kids may find him quite terrifying.
- Families can talk about the dated stereotypes of the "coquettish" woman and strutting men who compete to "win" her.
- Families may also wish to read and discuss the book The Wind in the Willows, from which Mr. Toad's story is drawn, and Washington Irving's classic tale The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. How do the stories change between the book and the screen?
- The bullying that Ichabod receives because of his appearance.