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The Hightopp Clan is a group of hat makers from the 2010 Tim Burton adaptation of Alice in Wonderland and its 2016 sequel.

Background

Prior to their disappearances, they were a family of hat makers working for their company the Hightopp Hattery, which makes the best hats in Underland. During their lifetime, Tarrant lived with them until during the tragic Horunvendush Day event where the Jabberwocky terrorizes the festival and ruins it. As revealed in the sequel, it has been confirmed that the family did not die under the hands of the Jabberwocky, but rather captured by a group of Armored Cards summoned by the Red Queen.

At the present, the Hightopp Clan has been shrunk into the size of ants, where they are kept in the Red Queen's ant farm in the Queen's lair. When Alice finds the Hightopp Clan for Tarrant, he happily finds them after missing them for a long time. Later after order is restored back to normal in Underland, Tarrant sprinkles some Upelkuchen to restore them back to full size as Tarrant happily reunites with them.

Appearances

Alice in Wonderland

The Hightopp Clan briefly appears in Tarrant Hightopp's tragic flashback, where they attend the Horunvendush Day festival to which the festival is ruined and the Jabberwocky arrives and ruins the festival.

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Further details of what happened to Tarrant's family before their disappearance have been explained in the film, as it shows the origins of what happened to the Hightopps before their disappearance.

When Alice Kingsleigh returns to Underland, she finds out that the Hatter is in a terrible condition, which is explained that Tarrant is looking for his missing family just as the Hatter's hair begins fading from orange to pale white. This leads Alice to travel back in time to find out the evidence of what happened to the Hightopp Clan before they disappeared by entering Time's Castle where she talks to Time that his friend Tarrant is in the risk of dying to which Time refuses to believe at first. Using the Chronosphere to travel to the past events, Time notices of what Alice did to it as she could alter the past, the present, and the future in Underland, much to Alice looking for Tarrant's missing family.

Alice travels to the past Toomalie Day event where he encounters Tarrant's family attending the failed coronation of Iracebeth and Mirana to which the coronation was unsuccessful, much to the crowd's disappointment as Tarrant is scolded by his father for causing a disappointment to his family. Alice later travels to the past Fell Day event where she observes a past version of Zanik telling Tarrant to make a hat properly to which while studying, she gets the idea to know that the names of the Hightopp family are not in the Underlandians Deceased section in Time's Castle, but rather missing.

Alice returns to Underland again and uses the Chronosphere to travel to the Horunvendush Day event, which is the same flashback seen in the first film where the Jabberwocky terrorizes the festival and ruins it as the Hightopp Clan panics in fear of danger with the Town of Witzend on fire. Alice attempts to get close to them, but her path is blocked after the Jabberwocky spews fire on the path. All of a sudden, the Hightopp family is shown not to be dead as it is revealed that the Jabberwocky wasn't the one who killed them; instead, they are surrounded by a group of Armored Cards summoned by the Red Queen throughout this tragic disaster. The Cards then march towards the Hightopp Clan as the Hightopp family is captured and taken to the Red Queen's castle as prisoners just as the paper hat that Tarrant made falls on the ground, which is linked to the Red Queen's lair in the present.

At the present, Alice returns to Tarrant's home and finds out that the Hatter is not in his study desk, but rather in his bed as Tarrant is at the risk of death to which the Hatter's hair starts fading to pale white, much to Alice's friends mournfully leaving upon reacting to what has happened to the Hatter. Alice tells him that he must believe in her while telling him that his family is still alive just before the Hatter's hair turns completely pale white as Alice continues mourning over him. However, Tarrant finally wakes up after Alice told him that his family still alive as his hair turns from pale white to orange, just as he happily smiles at her much to Alice's joy of what she told him to which Tarrant realizes that his family is linked to the Red Queen as Tarrant is brought back to life thanks to Alice. Having saved Tarrant, Alice and her friends storm the Red Queen's lair to find Tarrant's missing family.

As Alice arrives at the Red Queen's lair, she finds her childhood ant farm upon seeing the outline of a hat on it, to which it is then known that the Hightopp Clan family members are shrunk into diminutive sizes as Tarrant happily reunites with them. The moment was disrupted when the Red Queen summons two Vegetable Soldiers to seize Alice and her friends. Tarrant manages to hold the ant farm to protect his family from danger while Alice plans to take Time back to his castle and bring the Chronosphere back in place before Underland perishes. Tarrant, holding the ant farm with his family trapped inside, travels alongside Alice back to the past Fell Day event to which the two manage to bring the Red Queen (who was turned into time rust) and the White Queen back to the present and put the Chronosphere back in place as the time rust starts to engulf everything as Alice, the Hatter (and his family), the White Queen, and the Red Queen (who was encrusted by the time rust) plan to return to the present. As the time rust occurs due to the Red Queen causing catastrophe, the rust begins to engulf everything in Underland, to which upon returning to Time's Castle, Tarrant gets caught in the time rust's path, engulfing him just as the rest of his family becomes encrusted as everything else in Underland becomes engulfed by time rust at this moment.

As the Chronosphere is put back in place, Tarrant and his family are restored back to life as everything is restored to normal. The Hightopp Clan gets released from the ant farm as the White Queen gives Tarrant some Upelkuchen as he sprinkles them on Tarrant's family as the members of the Hightopp Clan are restored back to their normal sizes. After that, Tarrant's family is happy to see their son back in joy as they reunite with him. Having found the Hightopp Clan and saved Tarrant's life, Alice leaves Underland and returns to the real world as a farewell.

Trivia

  • The only members of the Hightopp Clan whose names are mentioned in the sequel are Zanik and Tyva. The rest of them have their names revealed in the credits.


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Media
Films: Alice in Wonderland (Video) • 2010 film (Video) • Alice Through the Looking Glass

TV Series: Adventures in Wonderland (Episode List) • A Poem Is...Alice's Wonderland Bakery
Shorts and Specials: A Lesson in Appreciating DifferencesDonald in Mathmagic LandWriting Magic with Figment and Alice in WonderlandOne Hour in WonderlandOperation Wonderland
Books: Wonderland
Video Games: Kingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts 358/2 DaysKingdom Hearts coded Kingdom Hearts χ Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ/Union χ2000 gameAlice no Paint AdventureDisney INFINITYDisney INFINITY: 2.0 Edition2010 gameKinect Disneyland AdventuresHidden WorldsDisney Magical WorldDisney UniverseDisney's Villains' RevengeDisney Crossy RoadDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Sorcerer's ArenaDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Music: Alice and the Mad Tea PartyAlice and the TrialAlice and the White RabbitAlice in Wonderland (soundtrack)Little Nipper Giant Storybook Record AlbumAlmost AliceAlice in Wonderland (2010 soundtrack)Alice Through the Looking Glass (soundtrack)

Disney Parks
Animated film: Alice's Curious LabyrinthAlice in WonderlandClub VillainDisney Animation BuildingIt's a Small WorldMad Tea PartyMickey Mouse RevueStorybook Land Canal Boats

Live action: Alice in Wonderland MazeMad T PartyThe Nightmare Experiment
Entertainment: Cinderellabration: Lights of RomanceMickey's Gift of DreamsMickey's Magical Music WorldMickey presents: “Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris”Once Upon a MouseOne Man's DreamQueen of Hearts's Easter Bonnet PartySoryo Kobu
Restaurants: March Hare RefreshmentsQueen of Hearts Banquet Hall
Shops: The Mad Hatter
Parades: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney's Magical Moments ParadeDisney's Party ExpressDisney Carnivale ParadeDisney Magic on ParadeDisney on ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeDreaming Up!Festival of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeMain Street Electrical ParadeMickey's New Year's Eve ParadeMickey's Rainy Day ExpressMove It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street PartySpectroMagicWalt Disney's Parade of Dreams
Fireworks: Believe... There's Magic in the StarsCelebrate the MagicDisney in the StarsDisney EnchantmentOnce Upon a TimeRemember... Dreams Come TrueWonderful World of AnimationWorld of Color
Spring: Disney's Easter WonderlandDisney's Spring PromenadeMinnie's Little Spring TrainUsatama on the Run!
Summer: Mickey's WaterWorks
Halloween: Disney's Maleficious Halloween PartyDisney's Not So Spooky SpectacularDisney Villains Wicked GatheringFrightfully Fun ParadeHappy HallowishesInferno Dance PartyIt's Good to be Bad with the Disney VillainsJack Skellington’s Villainous GatheringRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeVillains GroveVillains Mix and MingleVillains Night Out!
Christmas: Disney's White Holiday ParadeMickey's Most Merriest Celebration

Characters
Animated film: AliceDinahAlice's SisterMad HatterMarch HareDormouseWhite RabbitCheshire CatThe DoorknobDodoTweedle Dee and Tweedle DumThe Walrus and the CarpenterCurious OystersBill the LizardFlowers of WonderlandCaterpillarHammer and Pencil BirdsMome RathsCard SoldiersQueen of HeartsKing of HeartsFlamingosHedgehogsBread-and-ButterfliesBroomdog

Live action films: Alice KingsleighCharles KingsleighMargaret KingsleighHelen KingsleighLady AscotLord AscotHamish AscotFiona and Faith ChattawayNivins McTwispTarrant HightoppThackery EarwicketMallyAbsolemThe Tweedle BoysChessurUilleamBielleBayardFrog ServantsTall FlowersThe Red QueenThe White QueenKnave of HeartsMonkey ServantsBandersnatchThe Jub Jub BirdJabberwockyArmored CardsArmored Chess PiecesRed Queen's CourtiersExecutionerTimeWilkinsSecondsKing Oleron and Queen ElsemereZanik HightoppTyva HightoppHightopp ClanDr. Addison BennetNobody
Wonderland Bakery: Alice
Other: Mary AnnHumpty Dumpty

Objects
Animated film: Drink Me BottleEat Me CookiesWhite Rabbit's Watch

Live action films: UpelkuchenOraculumChronosphere
Other: Mad Hatter's hat

Locations
Animated film: WonderlandThe ExteriorFish DinnersWhite Rabbit's HouseShorelineThe Meadow of Living FlowersThe MushroomThe Mad Hatter's HouseThe Queen of Hearts' CastleWonderland MazeTulgey WoodEnglandLondon

Live action films: UnderlandThe Red Queen's CastleThe White Queen's CastleTime's Castle

Songs
Animated film: Alice in WonderlandIn a World of My OwnI'm LateSailor's HornpipeThe Caucus RaceHow Do You Do and Shake HandsThe Walrus and the CarpenterOld Father WilliamSmoke the Blighter OutAll in the Golden AfternoonAEIOUThe Unbirthday SongVery Good AdvicePainting the Roses RedDodgsonlandOcean of TearsSimon SaysWhooooo Are Youuuuu?

Live action films: Alice's ThemeAliceJust Like FireWhite Rabbit
Deleted: Beyond the Laughing SkyBeautiful SoupBeware the JabberwockI'm OddThe Lobster QuadrilleGavotte of the CardsEntrance of the ExecutionerWhen the Wind is in the EastSo They SayEverything Has a UsenessDream CaravanSpeak Roughly to Your Little BoyIf You'll Believe in Me

Deleted Concepts and Characters
JabberwockyAnthropomorphic "Drink Me" BottleThe PuppyThe Gryphon and the Mock Turtle1933 film1939 film
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