Rip Van Winkle Movies & Media Adaptations

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Three excellent unabridged readings of "Rip Van Winkle" are available on audiocassette or compact disc. In each case, "Rip Van Winkle" is paired with "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." A reading by Jim Beach was recorded in 1990 by Blackstone Books. James Hamilton reads the two stories on the 1993 Recorded Books, LLC, recording. And a reading by George Vafiadis was recorded in 2000 by Sound Room Publishers.

Tales of Washington Irving (1987) is a videocassette release of animated films made in 1970. Distributed by MGM/UA Home Video, the 48-minute tape includes "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," and features the voices of Mel Blanc and other familiar stars.

A children's video version, based on Irving's story, Rip Van Winkle, was produced in 1997 by Rabbit Ears Productions. It is narrated by Angelica Huston and features original music by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason.

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