Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Witches in Fiction - Witch Hazel
In honour of Pagan Culture's Witches in Fiction Blogoversary Party, I'd like to take a moment to re-introduce you to Witch Hazel.
Although this Disney short was first released in 1952, I met Witch Hazel as a child in the late 70's during Disney's yearly Halloween special. This holiday edition of "The Wonderful World of Disney" which played weekly on Sunday nights when I was young, was always the most anticipated epsiode of the year.
Hosted by The Magic Mirror of Snow White fame, the Halloween special boasted not only the short "Trick or Treat" featuring Witch Hazel and a trio of web-footed nephews, but also "The Wizard's Apprentice" from the movie "Fastasia" and my all-time favourite telling of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
Witch Hazel herself, is a peppy gal. Zooming along on her fine steed Beelzebub, she is on the lookout for a good time on Halloween night but finds more than she bargains for when she runs into Donald Duck.
Do yourself a favour and settle in with a handfull of leftover Easter chocolate and pretend it's Halloween while you watch this enchanting Disney short:
A very happy blogoversary to Magaly at Pagan Culture!