We first meet the Mad Hatter and the March Hare when Alice stumbles upon the “Un-birthday" party that they are having for each other. At first they are very inviting and Alice feels quite at home but she soon discovers that they are offering her tea but she never has a chance to drink it. They constantly ask her to get up from the table and move seats and they ask her riddles that they won’t let her answer. She finally discovers that they are both simply mad! It is at this time that the White Rabbit shows up and Alice continues on her way to follow him. Both characters appear later in the film when the Queen of Hearts calls them to testify at Alice’s trial. They are of no help to Alice except that they calm down the Queen when she gets very angry by throwing her an “un-birthday" party.
Television or Other Appearances: Bonkers, House of Mouse, Kingdom Hearts
Park Attractions: Alice in Wonderland (DLR), Mad Tea Party (DLR, WDW), Mad Hatter Teacups (HKDL, DLP), Alice's Curious Labyrinth (DLP), Alice's Tea Party (TDR)
Voice Actor: Ed Wynn (1951 film), Corey Burton (current)
Animators: Ward Kimball
Songs: The Unbirthday Song
Character Traits: Child-like, fun, annoying, mad
Appearance: Short, old, gray hair, large nose
Sidekicks: The March Hare, Dormouse
Famous Quote: "Mustard?!?! Don’t let’s be silly!"
Fate: No longer exists when Alice wakes up
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