But this faithful adaptation - including references to the “Indian wizard,” the “woman in white,” “major Andre’s tree,” and other urban folklore of Sleepy Hollow included in the original story but seldom mentioned in adaptations - has a lot a going for it. The spooky sequences are really cool, and remind me of the trippy sequence in A Boy Named Charlie Brown where Shroeder plays Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata. The marker and watercolor-style illustrations are genuinely ominous and may scare the heck out of little kids.
Originally produced in 1973 (presumably as a film strip to be played in schools?) and shown on HBO in the 80s, this is an odd little entry to the Sleepy Hollow cartoon canon. Not the best version out there, but the “dark” sequences make it memorable.
Now available on youtube: