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The Walrus and the Carpenter are minor characters in Disney's 1951 animated feature film Alice in Wonderland. They are two jobless travelers whose story was told to Alice by Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum.

Background[]

The Walrus acts as the leader of the duo. He is in many ways like Honest John from the film Pinocchio: he is a conniving moocher who resorts to trickery to get what he wants. While the Carpenter believes that finding employment will better improve their lives, work is the last thing on the Walrus' mind, regardless of his constant ramblings of "cabbages and kings" (his way of saying that their futures will soon enough be bright). He is also very greedy and self-conceited, not hesitating to eat all of the naive oysters (whom he deceptively convinced to follow him ashore and into a restaurant that Carpenter built out of bits of driftwood) belf, much to the Carpenter's anger of being left out of the feast.

The Walrus is an obese figure with light brown skin, a thickly mustache, and black eyes that occasionally turn green whenever he makes a devious expression. He wears a green vest, blue bowtie, a navy coat and top hat, dark grey pants, and brown shoes. He often carries around a cane.

The Carpenter acts as the Walrus' dim-witted sidekick and talks in a Cockney accent. He often acts before he thinks (nearly blurting out to the oysters their plans to eat them), leading his smarter friend to constantly beat him with his cane. Despite his stupidity, he is shown to be less despicable than the Walrus and very eco-friendly when he suggests that they clean up the garbage that was lingering on the beach only to have the Walrus turn down this idea when he knew it involved work. He is also a speedy builder, constructing a small restaurant out of driftwood in seconds as soon as the Walrus lured the oysters inside. However, the Carpenter does not take being swindled himself very well, bringing him to the point of vengeful rage against the Walrus when the latter devoured all of the oysters himself, leaving none for the Carpenter.

The Carpenter is a slender man with red hair and black eyes. He wears a white cap, light blue shirt, white apron, gray pants, and brown shoes. He often carries around a hammer for practical use and as a weapon.

Appearances[]

Alice in Wonderland[]

When Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum warned Alice that her curious nature could get her in trouble they proceeded to tell her the story of the Curious Oysters who met their demise because of their curiosity.

The Walrus and the Carpenter were traveling through the beach when the Carpenter discovered a family of oysters. The Carpenter whistled to the Walrus that he had found the oysters in the water, and tried to catch the oysters, but the Walrus pulled him back and does it his way. The Walrus tricked them into coming with them on a walk, the oysters being unaware that the duo was planning to eat them. The Walrus used his clever lies to arouse the oysters' curiosity, but the mother oyster, who was fully aware of the Walrus' intentions, gave her children advice to stay in the ocean, only for the Walrus to shut her up, and, with a merry Pied Piper-like dance and flute solo, lured them to a restaurant built by the Carpenter in less than a few seconds. Once there, the Walrus tricked the Carpenter into preparing some bread and a sauce so he can eat all the oysters himself. When the Carpenter returned, he called the little oysters and, when they did not respond, he looked for them and, behind the menu, he saw the empty oyster shells and realized that the Walrus didn't leave any for him. He angrily chased after the Walrus for leaving him out for the feast.

They were later seen in the reprise of the caucus race, and near the end of the film, in the final chase sequence, when Alice tried to escape from Wonderland. In the scene, the Walrus and the Carpenter, along with the other characters in the film, chased Alice through a vortex leading her back to the doorway home.

Other appearances[]

In the Bonkers episode "CasaBonkers", a walrus resembling the Walrus can be seen dancing with a female Dodo at the Rubber Room.

In House of Mouse episode "Humphrey in the House", the Walrus and the Carpenter were sitting together.

Live-action appearances[]

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland[]

Only the Carpenter, portrayed by John Prowse, appeared in the show. Alice met him when she found herself inadvertently in a strange wood while she left on Cyrus' tracks, himself having released itself from the cage where he was prisoner by Jafar. However, Alice became suddenly euphoric, insane, and amnesic concerning her lover. Will Scarlett who joined her, discovered that the wood had a power hypnotizing on people which they had crossed it, putting them in a state close to hallucinogenic effects and transformed them literally into trees as it was the case for The Carpenter whose legs were replaced by a trunk.

Disney Parks[]

Between the 1960s till the late 1980s, The Walrus used to be a common meetable character at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. By the 1990s, the character has been slowly phased out. However, The Walrus has slowly started making rare appearance at the Disney Parks starting in the early 2000s.

Walt Disney World[]

The Walrus was one of the few Disney Characters that was meetable from the parks opening in 1971. While he disappeared from the resort in the 1990s, he returned at the resort for single appearance for Mickey's-Not-So-Scary Halloween Party held at the Magic Kingdom sometime in the mid 2000s.

Tokyo Disney Resort[]

Similar to Walt Disney World, The Walrus was among the Disney Characters present during the resort's opening in 1983. He has also made a live appearance for the live stage show "Alice's Wonderland Tales" held in front of It's a Small World in 1995.

Disneyland Paris[]

The Walrus makes occasional live appearances at Disneyland Paris during special events starting in the 2010s.

Gallery[]

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Trivia[]

  • The Walrus appears as a walk-around character in various Disney theme parks, though he is rather difficult to find.
  • Lacking tusks and flippers, the depiction of the Walrus looks less like the animal he is intended to be and more like a dark-skinned, rotund humanoid.
  • The Walrus is one of the few Disney antagonists who successfully manages to kill multiple children.
  • The Walrus also joins Foxy Loxy, Brom Bones, the Headless Horseman, Honest John, Gideon, Stromboli, and the Coachman as one of the few Disney villains never to get any real comeuppance for his evil deeds (although being chased by the vengeful Carpenter is about as close as he comes to getting any form of it).
  • The Walrus and the Carpenter, much like Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, do not appear in the original Alice in Wonderland novel, but instead, appear in Alice Through The Looking Glass.


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Alice in Wonderland logo 2011
Media
Films: Alice in Wonderland (video/soundtrack)

TV Series: Adventures in Wonderland (Episode List) • A Poem Is...Alice's Wonderland Bakery (Episode List)
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 AdventureKinect: Disneyland AdventuresHidden WorldsDisney Magical WorldDisney UniverseDisney's Villains' RevengeDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Sorcerer's ArenaDisney Heroes: Battle ModeDisney All-Star RacersDisney All-Star Party
Music: Alice and the Mad Tea PartyAlice and the TrialAlice and the White RabbitLittle Nipper Giant Storybook Record Album
Cancelled projects: 1933 film1939 film

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

Entertainment: Alice & the Queen of Hearts: Back to WonderlandCinderellabration: Lights of RomanceMickey's Gift of DreamsMickey's Magical Music WorldMickey presents: “Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris”Once Upon a MouseOne Man's DreamSoryo Kobu
Restaurants: March Hare RefreshmentsCheshire Cafe
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!Dreams.... And Shine Brighter!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 ColorWondrous Journeys
Spring: Disney's Easter WonderlandDisney's Spring PromenadeMinnie's Little Spring TrainHippity Hoppity SpringtimeUsatama on the Run!
Summer: Mickey's WaterWorks
Halloween: Disney's Maleficious Halloween PartyDisney's Not So Spooky SpectacularDisney Villains Wicked GatheringFrightfully Fun ParadeHappy HallowishesHouse of De Vil-lainsInferno 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: A Christmas Fantasy ParadeDisney's White Holiday ParadeMickey's Most Merriest Celebration

Characters
Alice in Wonderland: AliceDinahAlice's SisterMad HatterMarch HareDormouseWhite RabbitCheshire CatThe DoorknobDodoToucanHawkCaucus Race AnimalsTweedle Dee and Tweedle DumThe Walrus and the CarpenterCurious OystersBill the LizardFlowers of WonderlandCaterpillarHammer and Pencil BirdsMome RathsCard SoldiersQueen of HeartsKing of HeartsFlamingosHedgehogsBread-and-ButterfliesRocking HorseflyGlasses BirdMirror BirdHorn DucksUmbrella VulturesShovel BirdCage BirdAccordion Owl

Alice's Wonderland Bakery: AliceHattie HatterFergie the White RabbitRosa CorazónQueen of HeartsTweedle Do and Tweedle Don'tMilly
Other: Mary AnnHumpty Dumpty

Objects
Drink Me BottleEat Me CookiesWhite Rabbit's Watch
Locations
WonderlandThe ExteriorFish DinnersWhite Rabbit's HouseShorelineThe Meadow of Living FlowersThe MushroomThe Mad Hatter's HouseThe Queen of Hearts' CastleWonderland MazeTulgey WoodEnglandLondon
Songs
Alice in Wonderland: 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 AfternoonAEIOU‘Twas BrillingThe Unbirthday SongVery Good AdvicePainting the Roses RedDodgsonlandOcean of TearsSimon SaysWhooooo Are Youuuuu?

Alice's Wonderland Bakery: Theme SongThe Baking Song
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 Gryphon and the Mock TurtleThe Lion and the UnicornThe Executioner1933 film1939 film
See Also
Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland


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Disney's Bonkers - TV Logo
Media
BonkersVideo game (Super Nintendo)Video game (Sega Genesis/Mega Drive)
Characters
Heroes: Bonkers D. BobcatFall-Apart RabbitLeonard KanifkyFawn DeerSkunky SkunkCharles QuibbleLudwig Von DrakeMad HatterMarch HareTootsHarry HandbagThe Mean Old WolfJitters A. DogSlap, Sniffle and PlopCharlie PigMaggie ToonAltoMac the BassPops ClockRoderick LizzardTuttle TurtleTanya TrunkTinyLinda QuippsSgt. Frank GratingBucky BuzzsawSmartsGrumbles GrizzlyRitaBroderick the RadioPolice LightScribbleSnitch

The Wrights: Miranda WrightShirley WrightTimmy Wright
The Piquels: Lucky PiquelDilandra PiquelMarilyn Piquel
Villains: The CollectorMr. DoodlesMa ParkerWooly and BullyFlaps the ElephantChick and StuWolfBaabraMikey MuffinDr. BladeHelgaPittsMr. Malone and the ApeHolio KalimariScatter SquirrelKatya Legs-go-on-a-lotTurbo, Banshee and KapowMammoth MammothWarris and DonaldHoagie, Knuckles, and ChumpsToon PencilWeather ToonsMoleSeymour Sleazebottom and LimoSquash and StretchThe RatT.J. FingerGloomy the ClownMr. BigZ-BotNinja Kitties
Cameos: Mickey MouseDonald DuckGoofyPeteDumboHyacinth HippoBen Ali GatorTyrannosaurus RexChernaborgHonest JohnMonstroBr'er BearLadyTrampThe DoorknobBig Bad WolfJasper and HoraceMarsupilamiDarkwing DuckShere KhanGreasyFerdinand the Bull

Episodes
Raw Toonage shorts and compilations: "Petal to the Metal" • "Spatula Party" • "Sheerluck Bonkers" • "Bonkers in Space" • "Draining Cats and Dogs" • "Get Me to the Church on Time" • "Ski Patrol" • "Get Me a Pizza (Hold the Minefield)" • "Dogzapoppin'" • "Trailmix Bonkers" • "Quest for Firewood" • "Gobble Gobble Bonkers"

Group One (Miranda Wright): "Trains, Toons and Toon Trains" • "Tokyo Bonkers" • "The Stork Exchange" • "Bobcat Fever" • "The Toon That Ate Hollywood" • "When the Spirit Moves You" • "Fistful of Anvils" • "What You Read is What You Get" • "Toon for a Day"
Group Two: (Lucky Piquel): "Going Bonkers" • "In the Bag" • "Hear No Bonkers, See No Bonkers" • "Out of Sight, Out of Toon" • "Is Toon Fur Really Warm?" • "Calling All Cars" • "Fall Apart Bomb Squad" • "In Toons We Trust" • "Never Cry Pig" • "Hamster Houseguest" • "The Cheap Sheep Sweep" • "The Day the Toon Stood Still" • "Weather or Not" • "Basic Spraining" • "Once in a Blue Toon" • "Luna-Toons" • "Time Wounds All Heels" • "Poltertoon" • "Hand Over the Dough" • "The Rubber Room Song" • "Tune Pig"
Group Three (Miranda Wright): "New Partners on the Block" • "Witless for the Prosecution" • "Do Toons Dream of Animated Sheep?" • "Quibbling Rivalry" • "Springtime for the Iguana" • "CasaBonkers" • "Love Stuck" • "Of Mice and Menace" • "Dog Day AfterToon" • "The 29th Page" • "Cartoon Cornered"
Group Four (Lucky Piquel): "The Good, the Bad, & the Kanifky" • "I Oughta Be in Toons" • "Frame That Toon" • "A Wooly Bully" • "Stay Tooned" • "O Cartoon! My Cartoon!" • "Color Me Piquel" • "Stand-In Dad" • "Cereal Surreal" • "If" • "The Dimming" • "Toon with No Name" • "Get Wacky" • "The Final Review" • "Goldijitters and the 3 Bobcats" • "Seems Like Old Toons" • "Miracle at the 34th Precinct" • "Comeback Kid" • "The Greatest Story Never Told" • "Fall Apart Land" • "Imagine That" • "A Fine Kettle of Toons" • "Stressed to Kill"

Locations
ToontownHollywoodRubber Room Toon ClubWackytoon Studios
Songs
Let's Go Bonkers!He's on the Beat
See also
Darkwing DuckRaw ToonageGoof TroopWho Framed Roger RabbitThe Disney Afternoon
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