The Disney Wiki

Curious Oysters

29,249pages on
this wiki
The Curious Oysters
Background information
Feature films Alice in Wonderland
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
Television programs House of Mouse
Video games
Park attractions Alice in Wonderland
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators David Pruiksma
Ward Kimball
Voice J. Pat O'Malley
Jim Cummings
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Mother Oyster: Wise, cautious
The Little Oysters: Childish, gullible, playful
Appearance Mother Oyster: Slightly obese oyster, elderly, spectacles
The Little Oysters: Small and slender young oysters
Home Wonderland
Allies The Walrus and The Carpenter (formerly)
Enemies The Walrus and the Carpenter
Likes Sleeping, playing
Dislikes Months with "R" in them
Powers and abilities
Fate Get eaten up by the Walrus.
Quote "Feed!?"

The Curious Oysters are a family of young female oysters and their mother who appeared in the Disney 1951 film Alice in Wonderland.


The Curious Oysters' only toy appearance is as a Vinylmation in the Alice in Wonderland series.

Alice in Wonderland

They are featured in "The Walrus & The Carpenter or The Tale of the Curious Oysters" segment wherein the little oysters are tricked by The Walrus and the Carpenter into going for a walk when in actuality they plan to eat them.

When the Carpenter spots a bed of oysters, the Walrus goes into the water to try to entice to come on a walk.The mother oyster declines his offer in a feeble voice saying it's not the time to leave her oyster bed, as she knows that oysters are eaten in months with an "R" in them. Though the mother advises that her children stay home, the Walrus silences her long enough to trick the oysters into following him. At the Carpenter's diner, while the Carpenter prepares a "sauce that's fit for kings", the greedy Walrus eats all of the oysters.

Interestingly, though they are eaten, four of them make their last appearance near the end in a reprise of "The Caucus Race".

House of Mouse

In "House of Genius" they make a cameo walking over a sleeping Donald.


The Curious Oyster's bottom shell appears to be a built in bed while their top shells appear to be bonnets.



Media: Alice in Wonderland | Who Framed Roger Rabbit | Bonkers | House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time | Once Upon a Time in Wonderland | Kingdom Hearts | Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days | Kingdom Hearts coded | Alice no Paint Adventure | Disney Infinity

Characters: Alice | Dinah | Alice's sister | Mad Hatter | March Hare | Dormouse | White Rabbit | Cheshire Cat | The Doorknob | Dodo | Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum | The Walrus and the Carpenter | Curious Oysters | Bill the Lizard | Bread-And-Butterflies | Rose and the flowers | Rocking-horsefly | Caterpillar | Mother bird | Card Soldiers | Queen of Hearts | King of Hearts | Flamingos | Hedgehogs | Hammer and Pencil Birds

Locations: Wonderland | Rabbit Hole | White Rabbit's house | Shoreline | Tulgey Wood

Songs: Alice in Wonderland | I'm Late | In a World of My Own | Sailor's Hornpipe | The Caucus Race | How Do You Do and Shake Hands | The Walrus and the Carpenter | Old Father William | All in the Golden Afternoon | The Unbirthday Song | Very Good Advice | Painting the Roses Red | The Caucus Race (Reprise) | Dodgsonland | Ocean of Tears | Simon Says | Whooooo Are Youuuuu?

Deleted Songs: Beyond the Laughing Sky | Beautiful Soup | Beware the Jabberwock | I'm Odd

Disney Parks: Alice in Wonderland | Mad Tea Party | Alice's Curious Labyrinth

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki