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Here Comes the Judge: But Which Judge?

When Mr. Toad is brought up on charges of stealing a motor car, he represents himself and to his doom, calls Winkie as his star witness. Presiding over the trial is, of course, the judge.

The Judge, however, is apparently a master of disguises. He looks different depending on the source of the story.

 

Book: The Adventures of Mr. Toad

Walt Disney's children's book, The Adventures of Mr. Toad, tells a very simplified story of Toad's wild times. This is how it depicts the judge:

Judge in Mr Toad

This judge looks like a cartoon version of Jim Backus!

Judge looks like Jim Backus

 

Movie: The Adventures of Mr. Toad

In the movie, The Adventures of Mr. Toad, the judge looks more like a male version of a dear sweet grandma:

Judge in Mr Toad's trial

Here's another shot of him taken from the Life magazine 1949 review of The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad:

Mr Toad judge

 

Disneyland: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

Of course, who wouldn't recognize the prosecutor in Toad's case? Here he is from the movie, shown with that sweet judge:

Mr Toad judge and prosecutor

And in a Disney Mr. Toad collectible pin: This one is from the Reveal/Conceal Mystery Collection released on October 20, 2011. Each box contains one random limited release pin from the revealed designs, and one random limited release pin from the concealed design.

Mr Toad reveal/conceal pin Toad with Judge

87569 - Toad with Judge (Revealed Collection)

 

But what's this? In Disneyland's Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, the prosecutor is now an evil judge who declares "Guilty!:"

Judge in Mr Toad's Wild Ride

You think it's harsh to call him evil?!

Mr Toad Wild's Ride devil judge

 

 

 


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