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The Doorknob
Background information
Feature films Alice in Wonderland
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (cameo)
Short films
Television programs Bonkers (cameo)
Mickey Mouse Works (cameo)
House of Mouse
Video games Alice in Wonderland
Kingdom Hearts series
Park attractions Alice in Wonderland
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Joseph Kearns (original)
Corey Burton (2001–present)
Takehiro Koyama (Japanese)
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Jolly, sleepy, helpful, humorous, forgetful
Appearance Doorknob with a large nose, flat gold face, keyhole for a mouth, old fashioned door
Occupation Entrance to Wonderland
Alignment Good
Home The Exterior (the room, where his door leads to Wonderland)
Allies Alice
Likes Making door-themed jokes
Dislikes Having his knob turned while he's locked, Alice crying like crazy
Powers and abilities
Fate Ceases to exist when Alice wakes up from her dream.
Quote "One good turn deserves another!"
"No, impassible. Nothing's impossible."

The Doorknob is the main entrance to Wonderland in Disney's 1951 animated feature film Alice in Wonderland. He lies at the very end of the rabbit hole that Alice fell through. Due to his small size, the only way to enter him is to drink from a special bottle of multi-flavored liquid that will shrink the drinker in size. The drinker also needs the key to open the Doorknob which is located on the same table as the liquid.

He has been voiced by Joseph Kearns and Corey Burton.



The Doorknob is a generally nice character and was rather kind to the stranger that stumbled into Wonderland. However, he has a tendency to joke around during serious situations, but is overall well-meaning. In addition to this, the Doorknob was one of the few characters in Wonderland to show any sympathy for Alice.


The Doorknob is, in keeping true to his name, a sentient gold door handle. His escutcheon plate is shaped like an elongated trapezoid with a semi-circle bump on the bottom and a curly design on the top, giving the Doorknob the appearance of having a chin and hair, respectively. A gold screw on each bottom corner of the plate keeps the Doorknob attached to his door. He has close-set, beady yellow eyes and what seem to be black "eyebrows", though these may actually be engravings on the Doorknob's plate rather than hair. The Doorknob's prominent bulbous nose is actually the knob part of a doorknob, the part that is turned to open the door, something the Doorknob doesn't pretend to enjoy. His mouth is the keyhole part of a doorknob (as well as the Keyhole of Wonderland), though it is not fixed in place like it should be; the Doorknob has no problems moving his "lips" to talk.


Alice in Wonderland

The Doorknob with Alice.

The Doorknob was first seen inside a large empty room when Alice first landed in Wonderland. There, she asked to pass through his door but he stated that it was "Impassable" as she was too big. The Doorknob informs her to drink the bottle on the table to shrink herself. When Alice turned small, the Doorknob now claims to be locked and that she accidentally left the key atop the table (or it may be possible that she didn't accidently leave it on the table, because the Doorknob made it appear like magic, so Alice never actually touched the key). Unable to reach it, the Doorknob suggests that she eat a sweet to make her grow larger. However, she grows far too large to the point where she becomes a giant. Her seemingly inescapable situation results in Alice having a breakdown and starts to cry. Her tears start to flood the room, to the dismay of the doorknob. He then sees the bottle and tells Alice. She drinks the bottle again and not only shrinks but traps herself in the bottle as well, traveling through the Doorknob's mouth and venturing further into the rest of Wonderland.

Later, during the climax, Alice tries to escape the Queen of Hearts, but once again, the door is locked. The Doorknob tells her that she is already outside and just asleep. This one visit saves Alice, who awakens from the dream.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

The doorknob can be briefly spotted right at the part where Eddie Valiant twists his nose and closes the door to an unfinished bathroom in order to get away from Lena Hyena.


The doorknob makes a cameo in Bonkers.

Mickey Mouse Works

The Doorknob makes a cameo appearance in the cartoon "Locksmiths" when Mickey Mouse began opening several doors.

House of Mouse

The Doorknob makes two cameos in the episode series. In "Big Bad Wolf Daddy", the Doorknob was seen sitting at a table with Mickey's dressing room door. In "Thanks to Minnie", he responds, "Who's there?" when Goofy tries to tell a knock-knock joke, only for Goofy to give up and claim that knock-knock jokes stink, prompting the Doorknob to storm out of the club in disgust, taking Goofy's remark as "a personal slam on doors".

Disney's Villains' Revenge

In the game, he appears, along with another anthropomorphic doorknob created for the game and known as his "twinbrother", as the locket who closes the magic storybook in which Jiminy Cricket and the player have to enter.

Kingdom Hearts series

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The Doorknob appears in Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days, and Kingdom Hearts coded. The Doorknob's mouth contains the Keyhole to Wonderland. He is voiced by Corey Burton in English, and Japanese voice by Takehiro Koyama.

In Kingdom Hearts, Sora, Donald, and Goofy followed the White Rabbit into the Bizarre Room. As soon as they enter, they see that the White Rabbit has shrunk and ran through a small door. Sora and his friends look at the door and wonder how the White Rabbit got so small. Much to their surprise, the Doorknob starts talking and tells them to try the bottle on the table, then goes back to sleep. Much later, Sora comes back to the room and defeats the Trickmaster. The Doorknob wakes up after the battle and yawns to reveal Wonderland's Keyhole, which is inside of his mouth. Afterward, the Doorknob goes back to sleep.

In Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, when Roxas first visits Wonderland and enters the Bizarre Room, he is originally trying to find the White Rabbit that ran past him, but finds the Doorknob instead. The Doorknob tells Roxas that the Rabbit drank from the bottle on the table. Roxas, being confused, asks the Doorknob about the White Rabbit and the door, but the Doorknob is fast asleep and won’t answer

In Kingdom Hearts coded, when Data-Sora speaks with the doorknob it is sideways because of a glitch. Data-Sora then returns after he fixes the glitch.

Disney Parks

Alice in Wonderland

The Doorknob appears in the Disneyland dark ride based on the film. He appears at the beginning of the ride, where he swings his door open to allow the guests to venture on further into Wonderland.


The Disney Wiki has a collection of quotes said by The Doorknob.


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Films: Alice in Wonderland | Video | Remake | Through the Looking Glass
TV Series: Adventures in Wonderland | Bonkers | House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time | Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Shorts and Specials: A Lesson in Appreciating Differences | Donald in Mathmagic Land | Reading Magic with Figment and Alice in Wonderland | One Hour in Wonderland | Operation Wonderland
Books: Book for Colors | Alice Favorites | It's About Time! | Little Golden Book | Disney Read-Along | Classic Storybook | Big Golden Book | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Paper Doll | Paper Dolls | Finds the Garden of Live Flowers | Alice in the White Rabbit's House | Meets the White Rabbit | Alice's Tea Party | Alice's Wonderland Adventure | Mad Hatter's Tea Party | Grin and Play | Down the Rabbit Hole | Alice Meets the White Rabbit | Disney Classics Little Golden Book Library | Wonderland
Kingdom Hearts series: Kingdom Hearts | Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days | Kingdom Hearts coded
Other Video Games: 2000 game | Alice no Paint Adventure | Disney INFINITY | Disney INFINITY: 2.0 Edition | 2010 game | Kinect Disneyland Adventures | Hidden Worlds | Disney Magical World | Disney Universe | Disney's Villains' Revenge
Music: Alice and the Mad Tea Party | Alice and the Trial | Alice and the White Rabbit | All the Songs from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland | Little Nipper Giant Storybook Record Album

Disney Parks

Mad Tea Party | Alice in Wonderland | Alice's Curious Labyrinth | Cheshire Cafe | Queen of Hearts Banquet Hall | March Hare Refreshments | Mad Hatter | Mad T Party | Alice in Wonderland Maze


Original: Alice | Dinah | Alice's sister | Mad Hatter | March Hare | Dormouse | White Rabbit | Cheshire Cat | The Doorknob | Dodo | Caucus Race Animals | 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 | Tulgey Wood Animals | Birdcage Bird | Hammer and Pencil Birds | Mome Raths | Card Soldiers | Queen of Hearts | King of Hearts | Flamingos | Hedgehogs | The Jury | Dog and Cat Caterpillars
Remake: Alice Kingsleigh | Margaret Kingsleigh | Lady Ascot | Lord Ascot | Hamish Ascot | The Chataway Girls | Fiona Chataway | Faith Chataway | Nivins McTwisp | Tarrant Hightopp | Thackery Earwicket | Mally | Ansolem | The Tweedle Boys | Chessur | Uilleam | Bielle | Bayard | Frog Servants | Tall Flowers | The Red Queen | The White Queen | Knave of Hearts | Monkey Servants | Bandersnatch | The Jub Jub Bird | Jabberwocky | Armoured Cards | Armoured Chess Pieces | Time
Other: Mary Ann | Humpty Dumpty


Drink Me Bottle | Eat Me Cookies | White Rabbit's Watch | Mad Hatter's hat | Oraculum

Deleted Concepts and Characters

Jabberwocky | Anthropomorphic "Drink Me" Bottle | The Puppy | The Gryphon and the Mock Turtle | 1933 film | 1939 film


Original: Wonderland | Rabbit Hole | The Exterior | White Rabbit's House | Shoreline | The Meadow of Living Flowers | The Mushroom | The Mad Hatter's House | Wonderland Maze | Tulgey Wood | England | London
Remake: Underland | The Red Queen's Castle


Original: Alice in Wonderland | I'm Late | In a World of My Own | Sailor's Hornpipe | The Caucus Race/Reprise | 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 | Dodgsonland | Ocean of Tears | Simon Says | Whooooo Are Youuuuu?
Remake: Alice's theme
Deleted: Beyond the Laughing Sky | Beautiful Soup | Beware the Jabberwock | I'm Odd

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Cameos: Mickey Mouse | Donald Duck | Goofy | Pete | Dumbo | Hyacinth Hippo | Ben Ali Gator | Tyrannosaurus Rex | Chernaborg | Honest John and Gideon | Monstro | Br'er Bear | Lady | Tramp | The Doorknob | Big Bad Wolf | Jasper and Horace | Marsupilami | Darkwing Duck | Shere Khan | Greasy | Ferdinand the Bull


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


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Incorporated Films and shorts

Alice in Wonderland | Aladdin/The Return of Jafar | Beauty and the Beast | Big Hero 6 | Cinderella | Fantasia | Hercules | The Hunchback of Notre Dame | Lilo & Stitch | The Lion King | The Little Mermaid | Mickey, Donald and Goofy: The Three Musketeers | Mulan | The Nightmare Before Christmas | Peter Pan | Pinocchio | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl | Sleeping Beauty | Steamboat Willie | Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs | Tangled | Tarzan | Tron/Tron: Legacy | The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh


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Other Characters: Jiminy Cricket | Naminé | Ansem the Wise/DiZ | Yen Sid | Xion | Axel/Lea | Master Eraqus | Dilan | Even | Aeleus | Ienzo | Lingering Will | Data Sora | Data Riku | Data Naminé | Data Roxas | Hayner | Pence | Olette | Riku-Ansem | Kairi's Grandma | Riku Replica | Anti-Saïx | Anti-Sora | Anti-Riku | Sora-Heartless | Jiminy's Journal
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