Alice

Alice is the title character of Lewis Carroll's novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.

Picture Production / Performer Description
Brooke-Alice
The Muppet Show

Brooke Shields
In episode 506, Brooke Shields stars as Alice in the Muppets' production of Alice in Wonderland, while Miss Piggy (scheduled to play the Queen of Hearts) is hoping to take over the title role.
SSNews.Alice--VisibleFace
Sesame Street

Fran Brill
A Lavender Anything Muppet portrayed Alice in an interview with Kermit the Frog as part of a Sesame Street News Flash segment. Although she is almost too tiny to be seen at first, Alice grows taller upon drinking from a water bottle labeled "Drink Me," eventually becoming as tall as Kermit and then outgrowing him until she is so huge that all that is seen of her is her red and white striped stocking.
Abbywonder-abby
Abby in Wonderland

Abby Cadabby
(Leslie Carrara-Rudolph)
Abby takes the place of the Alice character in the 2008 direct-to-DVD production.
Babypiggy-photoalice
Muppet Babies

Baby Piggy
A photo puppet of Baby Piggy appears as Alice at the Mad Tea-Party in the 1990 Muppet Babies Storybook Calendar and the companion book Muppet Babies' Classic Children's Tales.
Dreamchild-alice
Dreamchild

Amelia Shankley (young) and Coral Browne (old)
Coral Browne and Amelia Shankley potrayed Alice Liddell-Hargreaves, the inspiration for Carroll's fictional Alice character, in the feature film.
Tinamajorino
Alice in Wonderland

Tina Majorino
Tina Majorino played Alice in the Creature Shop TV movie.

The White Rabbit

Alice follows The White Rabbit down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. Alice encounters him again when he mistakes her for his housemaid Mary Ann and she becomes trapped in his house after growing too large. The Rabbit shows up again in the last few chapters, as a herald-like servant of the King and Queen of Hearts.

Picture Production / Performer Description
Whiterabbit
The Muppet Show

Steve Whitmire
The White Rabbit appeared in episode 506 as one of the only original puppets in the Muppets' adaptation. Somewhat more aggressive than most versions of the character, the White Rabbit at one point bodily threatens Kermit. He is featured prominently throughout the episode, participating in the "When You're Smiling" medley and later playing the usher in the courtroom scene.

The puppet later appeared in the wedding finale in The Muppets Take Manhattan and also played the Easter Bunny in an episode of Donna's Day. The puppet was later recycled, with ears bent downward and sporting a new outfit and glasses, in the "Music of the Street" number in Sesame Street Episode 4081.

CEOTFK WhiteRabbit
Muppet Babies

Baby Robin
In the episode "Close Encounters of the Frog Kind," Robin plays the role of the White Rabbit.
Theredrabbit
Abby in Wonderland

Elmo
(Kevin Clash)
Elmo appears as the "Red" Rabbit in the 2008 direct-to-DVD production.
Whiterabbit-aw
Alice in Wonderland

Richard Coombs
(puppeteer/voice)

Kiran Shah
(body)
As in the original Carroll novel, the White Rabbit is perpetually concerned about running late, mistakes Alice for his maid, and functions as clerk of the court for the Knave's trial. In this adaptation, the White Rabbit is a full-bodied character with rather twitchy body movements, suggestive of a clockwork figure. According to a pop-up book which leads to the rabbit's house, his full name is Frederick Rabbit.

The Cheshire Cat

Picture Production / Performer Description
Cheshireteeth
The Muppet Show

Dr. Teeth
(Jim Henson)
Dr. Teeth sings "When You're Smiling" for Fozzie, backstage.
Cheshirecookie
Abby in Wonderland

Cookie Monster
(David Rudman)
Cookie Monster appears as the Cheshire Cookie Cat in the 2008 direct-to-DVD production.
Whoopiegoldberg-cheshire
Alice in Wonderland

Whoopi Goldberg
The actress's face is digitally placed on a CGI cat body.

The Mad Hatter

Picture Production / Performer Description
Gonzo-madhatter
The Muppet Show

Gonzo
(Dave Goelz)
Gonzo appears as the Mad Hatter thoughout the production.
Groverasmadhatter
Abby in Wonderland

Grover
(Eric Jacobson)
Grover appears as the Mad Hatter in the 2008 direct-to-DVD production. Unlike some of the other characters, his name is not adapted to more closely suit his persona.
CEOTFK Hatter
Muppet Babies

Baby Bunsen
In the episode "Close Encounters of the Frog Kind," Bunsen appears as the Mad Hatter.
Babygonzo-madhatter
Muppet Babies

Baby Gonzo
A photo puppet of Baby Gonzo appears as the Mad Hatter at the Mad Tea-Party in the 1990 Muppet Babies Storybook Calendar and the companion book Muppet Babies' Classic Children's Tales.
Gonzo Hatter comic
The Muppet Show Comic Book

Gonzo
Gonzo performs in the "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Rat" musical number with Rizzo and some rats.
Madhatter
Dreamchild

Big Mick
(puppeteer)

Tony Haygarth
(voice)
Manifesting in Alice Hargreaves' hotel room along with the Dormouse and March Hare, the Mad Hatter is more menacing and grotesque than his print counterpart in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Trembling in a manner reminiscent of mercury poisoning (also known as "hatter's shakes"), he beats his companions and browbeats the elderly Alice, shouting "You should be dead!" He soon returns to musing about his slow watch, repaired with the best butter.
Martinshorthatter
Alice in Wonderland

Martin Short

The March Hare

In Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the March Hare hosts Alice, the Mad Hatter, and the Dormouse at a Mad Tea-Party. He also later appears during the Mad Hatter's testimony at Alice's trial. In Through the Looking-Glass, he makes a cameo appearance as "Haigha," one of the White King's messengers at the fight between the Lion and the Unicorn.

Picture Production / Performer Description
MarchHare
The Muppet Show

Richard Hunt
A Muppet version of the March Hare appears in episode 506. The puppet was designed to resemble the original illustrations by John Tenniel. The March Hare appears several times throughout the episode, in the background or chorus, and is featured more prominently in the Mad Tea-Party scene at the end of the show.
CEOTFK Hare
Muppet Babies

Baby Beaker
In the episode "Close Encounters of the Frog Kind," Beaker appears as the March Hare.
Babyfozzie-marchhare
Muppet Babies

Baby Fozzie
A photo puppet of Baby Fozzie appears as the March Hare at the Mad Tea-Party in the 1990 Muppet Babies Storybook Calendar and the companion book Muppet Babies' Classic Children's Tales.
Marchharedream
Dreamchild

Michael Sundin
(puppeteer)

Ken Campbell
(voice)
A more feral version of the March Hare character appears in Alice Hargreaves' nightmares. With enraged eyes and blood-stained teeth, the Hare sits with the Mad Hatter and the Dormouse. The group reenact their literary scenes while simultaneously tormenting the elderly Alice. Despite his grotesque appearance, the March Hare is himself cowed by the Hatter, who turns upon him violently.
Marchhare-aw
Alice in Wonderland

Rob Tygner
(puppeteer)

Francis Wright
(voice)

Adrian Getley
(body)
The March Hare appeared in the Creature Shop TV movie, accompanying the Mad Hatter on banjo during musical numbers. The pair form a duo reminiscent of British music hall comedy teams.

The Dormouse

Picture Production / Performer Description
Chickenmouse
The Muppet Show

Camilla
(Jerry Nelson)
Camilla plays the dormouse in the tea party scene.
Zoe-mousey
Abby in Wonderland

Zoe
(Fran Brill)
A miniature version of the Zoe puppet was created specifically for this direct-to-DVD film.
Dormouse-muppetbabies
Muppet Babies

Baby Rat
A rat hides inside a teapot in the tea party scene.
Dormouse-comic-rat
The Muppet Show Comic Book

A rat
An unnamed rat appears in the teapot in the "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Rat" musical number in the "Gonzo's Story" issue.
Thedormouse
Dreamchild

Karen Prell
(puppeteer)

Julie Walters
(voice)
The Dormouse (Dreamchild)


Dormouse-aw
Alice in Wonderland

Nigel Plaskitt
(voice/puppeteer)

David Alan Barclay
(puppeteer)
The Dormouse (Alice in Wonderland)

Tweedledum and Tweedledee

Picture Production / Performer Description
StatWald-DeeDum
The Muppet Show

Statler and Waldorf
Statler and Waldorf stop by the tea party as Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and are offered some wine by the guests. They stick around to sing "We're Off to See the Wizard" with the cast.
CEOTFK TweedleDeeDum
Muppet Babies

Baby Scooter & Baby Skeeter
In the episode "Close Encounters of the Frog Kind," Scooter and Skeeter appear as Scooter-Dum and Skeeter-Dee, but fight over their names.
Abbywonder-tweedles
Abby in Wonderland

Bert & Ernie (Eric Jacobson and Steve Whitmire)
Bert comments on their brief scene as the twin characters. Ernie explains they were lucky to make it into the production at all, as it's a common misconception that Tweedledum and Tweedledee appear in the original story Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (the characters first appeared in the sequel, Through the Looking-Glass).
Wendt-Coltrane
Alice in Wonderland

George Wendt &
Robbie Coltrane
Tweedledee: I was an advisor to the British army.
Tweedledum: I advised them not to take him, but they wouldn't listen.

The Caterpillar

Picture Production / Performer Description
Floydcaterpillar
The Muppet Show

Floyd Pepper
Floyd smokes a hookah as the Caterpillar, sitting atop his muchroom.
Counterpillar
Abby in Wonderland

Count von Count (Jerry Nelson)
The Count plays the character as "The Counterpillar" (because he loves to count things).
Caterpillardreamchild
Dreamchild
Steve Whitmire
(puppeteer)

Frank Middlemass
(voice)
Jim Henson's Creature Shop builds an animatronic puppet for Dreamchild.
Benkingsley
Alice in Wonderland

Ben Kingsley
 

The Queen of Hearts

Picture Production / Performer Description
Miss-piggy-queen
The Muppet Show

Miss Piggy
Miss Piggy plays the queen; she also appeared in the role in the 1997 storybook Miss Piggy, Queen of Hearts
Grouchofhearts
Abby in Wonderland

Oscar the Grouch
(Caroll Spinney)
 
Mirandarichardson-aw
Alice in Wonderland

Miranda Richardson
 

The King of Hearts

Picture Production / Performer Description
King link
The Muppet Show

Link Hogthrob
 
CEOTFK King
Muppet Babies

Baby Kermit
In the episode "Close Encounters of the Frog Kind," Kermit appears as the King of Hearts.
Simonrussellbeale
Alice in Wonderland

Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale played the fussy King of Hearts in the Creature Shop TV movie Alice in Wonderland.

The Knave of Hearts

Picture Production / Performer Description
CEOTFK Knave
Muppet Babies

Baby Fozzie
In the episode "Close Encounters of the Frog Kind," Fozzie pops out of Rowlf's giant piano appearing as the Knave of Hearts.
Jasonflemyng
Alice in Wonderland

Jason Flemyng
Here, the knave is christened Sir Jack and has more of a role than he has in the book and most other adaptations. He has more personality and several additional lines of dialogue.

Card Soldiers

Picture Production / Performer Description
Card whatnot
The Muppet Show

Whatnots
 
CEOTFK Cards
Muppet Babies

Baby Scooter and Baby Skeeter
In the episode "Close Encounters of the Frog Kind," Scooter and Skeeter pop out of Rowlf's giant piano appearing as two card soldiers.
Abbywonder-grouches
Abby in Wonderland

Grouches
The grouches play the role of the card soldiers.
Murraymelvin
Alice in Wonderland

Tim Potter, Angus Barnett, Murray Melvin (as the executioner pictured here)
 

The Mock Turtle

Picture Production / Performer Description
Mockturtle
Dreamchild

Steve Whitmire
(puppeteer)

Alan Bennett
(voice)
The Mock Turtle, along with the Gryphon, are the first Wonderland characters encountered in the dreams and imaginations of the now elderly Alice Hargreaves. The perpetually sobbing turtle symbolizes the Rev. Charles Dodgson, who stutteringly performs the character's song to a young adult Alice's derision.
Gene wilder
Alice in Wonderland

Gene Wilder
 

The Gryphon

Picture Production / Performer Description
CEOTFK Gryphon
Muppet Babies

Baby Gonzo
In the episode "Close Encounters of the Frog Kind," Gonzo appears as the Gryphon.
DreamchildGryphon
Dreamchild

Ron Mueck
(puppeteer)

Fulton MacKay
(voice)
The Gryphon, along with the Mock Turtle, are the first Wonderland characters encountered in the dreams and imaginations of the now elderly Alice Hargreaves. The towering, harsh gryphon speaks in a Scots accent and mocks his companion's sorrows, saying it's all his fancy.
Gryphon-aw
Alice in Wonderland

Donald Sinden (voice)
The Gryphon resides in an area filled with ruins, with his companion, the Mock Turtle. The pair duet on the song "Beautiful Soup."

Flower

Picture Production / Performer Description
Abbywonder-counterpillarrosita
Abby in Wonderland

Rosita
(Carmen Osbahr)
Rosita plays a rose.
Tigerlily
Alice in Wonderland

Joanna Lumley
Alice encounters Tiger Lily, a talking flower. She asserts that the reason garden flowers seldom speak is because the flowerbeds are too soft, sending the plants to sleep. She attempts to assert her authority over the other plants, but they know she can't get at them.

The Duchess

Picture Production / Performer Description
Duchess
The Muppet Show

Kathryn Mullen
A Muppet Whatnot plays the role of the Duchess.
Elizabethspriggs
Alice in Wonderland

Elizabeth Spriggs
 

Baby

Picture Production / Performer Description
Pig baby
The Muppet Show

Pig Baby
The baby appears as a background character accompanying the Duchess. The baby was one of Bobby Benson's babies, and later on, is replaced by a piglet, reflecting the transformation in the book.
Baby-aw
Alice in Wonderland

Adrian Parish
A querulous, somewhat grotesque infant, the baby apparently belongs to The Duchess, where he's shaken and subjected to the effects of pepper and The Cook's tantrums. Alice attempts to rescue the baby, but the moment they get out of the house, he turns into a live pig.

Other

The Muppet Show

Abby in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland