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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.

Background

Development

Originally, the bottle that said 'Drink Me' was originally going to be the personified object Alice met in the beginning. But it was ultimately changed to the Doorknob. The 'Drink Me' bottle was planned to be voiced by Cliff Edwards, most known for voicing Jiminy Cricket.

Design

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.

Personality

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.

Appearances

Alice in Wonderland

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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 (well it was that she didn't accidentally 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.

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

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".

Cameos

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The Doorknob in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

In 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 also makes a cameo in Bonkers.

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

Video game appearances

Disney's Villains' Revenge

In Disney's Villains' Revenge, he appears, along with another anthropomorphic doorknob created for the game and known as his "twin brother", 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.

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.

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Trivia

  • The artists of Beauty and the Beast used the design of the Doorknob as inspiration for the furniture servants.


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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) • BonkersHouse of MouseOnce Upon a TimeOnce Upon a Time in WonderlandA Poem Is...
Shorts and Specials: A Lesson in Appreciating DifferencesDonald in Mathmagic LandReading Magic with Figment and Alice in WonderlandOne Hour in WonderlandOperation Wonderland
Books: Book for ColorsAlice FavoritesIt's About Time!Little Golden BookDisney Read-AlongClassic StorybookBig Golden BookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingPaper DollPaper DollsFinds the Garden of Live FlowersAlice in the White Rabbit's HouseMeets the White RabbitAlice's Tea PartyAlice's Wonderland AdventureMad Hatter's Tea PartyGrin and PlayDown the Rabbit HoleAlice Meets the White RabbitDisney Classics Little Golden Book LibraryWonderlandA Matter of Time
Video Games: Kingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts 358/2 DaysKingdom Hearts coded Kingdom Hearts χ Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ2000 gameAlice no Paint AdventureDisney INFINITYDisney INFINITY: 2.0 Edition2010 gameKinect Disneyland AdventuresHidden WorldsDisney Magical WorldDisney UniverseDisney's Villains' RevengeDisney Crossy Road
Music: Alice and the Mad Tea PartyAlice and the TrialAlice and the White RabbitAll the Songs from Walt Disney's Alice in WonderlandLittle Nipper Giant Storybook Record AlbumAlmost Alice

Disney Parks
Animated film: Alice's Curious LabyrinthAlice in WonderlandArt of AnimationClub 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: One Man's DreamQueen of Hearts's Easter Bonnet Party
Restaurants: Cheshire CafeMarch Hare RefreshmentsQueen of Hearts Banquet Hall
Shops: The Mad Hatter
Parade: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney Magic on ParadeDisney On Parade 100 Years of MagicDisney on ParadeFestival of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeMain Street Electrical ParadeMickey's WaterWorksWalt Disney's Parade of Dreams
Firework: Celebrate the MagicDisney in the StarsOnce Upon a Time
Halloween: Disney's Maleficious Halloween PartyHappy HallowishesInferno Dance PartyIt's Good To Be Bad With The Disney VillainsRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeThe Nightmare ExperimentVillains Mix and MingleVillains Night Out!
Christmas: Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration

Characters
Animated film: AliceDinahAlice's older 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 HeartsFlamingosHedgehogs

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 BirdJabberwockyArmoured CardsArmoured Chess PiecesTime
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: WonderlandRabbit HoleThe ExteriorWhite 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 WilliamAll in the Golden AfternoonThe 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 Say

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


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Disney's Bonkers - TV Logo
Media
BonkersVideo game
Characters
Heroes: Bonkers D. BobcatFall-Apart RabbitLeonard KanifkyFawn DeerSkunky SkunkW.W. WackyCharles 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 LightScribble

The Wrights: Miranda WrightShirley WrightTimmy Wright
The Piquels: Lucky PiquelDilandra PiquelMarilyn Piquel
Villains: The CollectorMr. DoodlesMa ParkerWooly and BullyFlaps the ElephantChick and StuWacky WeaselWolfBaabaraMikey MuffinDr. BladeHelgaPittsMr. Malone and the ApeHolio KalimariScatter SquirrelKatya Legs-go-on-a-lotTurbo, Banshee and KapowMammoth MammothCrunchyLilith DuPraveWarris and DonaldHoagie, Knuckles, and ChumpsToon PencilWeather ToonsMoleAl VerminSeymour Sleazebottom and LimoWild Man WyattLouse A. NominousSquash and StretchThe RatT.J. FingerGloomy the ClownGiggles the FrogMr. BlackbenblueTwo-BitsMr. BigZ-BotNinja Kitties
Cameos: Mickey MouseDonald DuckGoofyPeteDumboHyacinth HippoBen Ali GatorTyrannosaurus RexChernaborgHonest John and GideonMonstroBr'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!The Rubber Room Song (song)
See also
Darkwing DuckRaw ToonageGoof TroopWho Framed Roger RabbitThe Disney Afternoon



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Games

Kingdom Hearts + Final MixChain of MemoriesRe:Chain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts II + Final Mix358/2 DaysBirth by Sleep + Final MixcodedRe:codedDream Drop DistanceHD I.5 ReMIXχ [chi]HD II.5 ReMIXUnchained χHD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue |HD I.5+II.5 ReMIX| Kingdom Hearts III

Incorporated Films and Shorts

Alice in WonderlandAladdin/The Return of JafarBeauty and the BeastBig Hero 6Chicken LittleCinderellaFantasiaHerculesThe Hunchback of Notre DameLilo & StitchThe Lion KingThe Little MermaidMickey, Donald and Goofy: The Three MusketeersMulanThe Nightmare Before ChristmasOne Hundred and One DalmatiansPeter PanPinocchioPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black PearlSleeping BeautySteamboat WillieSnow White and the Seven DwarfsTangledTarzanTron/Tron: LegacyThe Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Characters

Main Characters: SoraRikuKairiKing MickeyDonald DuckGoofyRoxasAquaTerraVentus
Villains: Master XehanortAnsemXemnasMaleficentPeteOrganization XIIIVanitasXigbar/BraigXaldinVexenLexaeusZexionSaïx/IsaDemyxLuxordMarluxiaLarxeneTerra-XehanortYoung XehanortXehanort's Guardian
Other Characters: Jiminy CricketNaminéAnsem the Wise/DiZYen SidXionAxel/LeaMaster EraqusDilanEvenAeleusIenzoLingering WillData SoraData RikuData NaminéData RoxasHaynerPenceOletteRiku-AnsemKairi's GrandmaRiku ReplicaAnti-SaïxAnti-SoraAnti-RikuSora-HeartlessJiminy's JournalForetellersMaster of MastersLuxuEphemerSkuldChirithy
Original Monsters: HeartlessNobodiesUnversedDream Eater
Disney Characters and Villains: Queen MinnieDaisy DuckPlutoTarzanClaytonKerchakKalaJane PorterWinnie the PoohAladdinGenieJasmineJafarIagoTronMagic BroomsPeter PanTinker BellQuasimodoJudge Claude FrolloMerlinFlora, Fauna and MerryweatherAuroraPrince PhillipTiggerEeyoreRabbitArielUrsulaPrince EricFlounderSebastianMulanMushuShan YuLi ShangJack SparrowHector BarbossaElizabeth SwannWill TurnerChernabogSimbaTimonPumbaaNalaRafikiScarKing TritonAliceCheshire CatQueen of HeartsJack SkellingtonOogie BoogieSallyEsmeraldaPhoebusBeagle BoysScrooge McDuckHuey, Dewey and LouieChip and DaleHorace HorsecollarMaster Control ProgramSarkKevin FlynnSam FlynnQuorraCLURinzlerCinderellaPrince CharmingFairy GodmotherJaqLady TremaineBelleBeastLumiereCogsworthMrs PottsPinocchioGeppettoMonstroStitchCaptain GantuJumbaHerculesMegaraHadesCaptain HookTick-Tock the CrocodileSnow WhiteEvil QueenThe PrinceWendyPongoPerditaDalmatian PuppiesAce "Chicken Little" CluckRapunzelBaymaxPhiloctetesAbu
Square Enix Characters: LeonCloudMoogleJoshuaOthers

Elements

Plot Elements: Universe of Kingdom HeartsKingdom HeartsHeartKeyblade WarDark Seeker SagaMore
Game Elements: Gameplay in Kingdom HeartsMagic

Objects

Sea-salt ice creamWayfinderDoor to DarknessKeybladeX-bladeMickey's LettersThalassa ShellKingdom Hearts EncoderKeychainGummi BlocksBug BloxBlack coatKeyblade Armor

Locations

Land of DepartureDisney CastleDisney TownTimeless RiverDatascapeRadiant Garden/Hollow BastionKeyblade GraveyardDestiny IslandsTraverse TownDive to the HeartEnd of the WorldRealm of DarknessCastle OblivionTwilight TownThe World That Never WasCastle That Never Was • Deep Jungle • AgrabahOlympus Coliseum/UnderworldHalloween TownNeverlandWonderlandAtlanticaHundred Acre WoodBeast's Castle • The Land of Dragons • Port RoyalPride Lands • Space Paranoids • Castle of Dreams • Enchanted Dominion • Dwarf Woodlands • Deep Space • La Cité des Cloches • Prankster's Paradise • Country of the Musketeers • Symphony of Sorcery • The GridKingdom of CoronaSan Fransokyo

Organizations/Groups

Organization XIIIPrincesses of HeartDisney Villains Council

Music

Dearly BelovedSimple and CleanSanctuaryMickey Mouse Club MarchSwim This WayPart of Your WorldUnder the SeaUrsula's RevengeA New Day is DawningDestatiBibbidi-Bobbidi-BooHe's a PirateBeauty and the BeastThis is HalloweenIt's a Small WorldNight on Bald MountainWinnie the PoohThe Sorcerer's ApprenticeThe Pastoral Symphony

Soundtracks

Kingdom Hearts Original SoundtrackKingdom Hearts Final Mix - Additional TracksKingdom Hearts II Original SoundtrackKingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack CompleteKingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep & 358/2 Days Original SoundtrackKingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance Original SoundtrackKingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX Original Soundtrack Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Original Soundtrack

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