- “If you don't think, don't talk.”
- ―March Hare
The March Hare is The Mad Hatter's best friend in Alice in Wonderland. Of course, he's mad, too. It is him Alice decides to visit. In the book the film was based on, it was explained that this was because it was the month of May, and Alice hoped he might be less mad as a result. The Hare was voiced by Jerry Colonna in the original film, Maurice LaMarche in his appearances on Bonkers and House of Mouse and by Jeff Bennett in Kinect Disneyland Adventures.
The March Hare (just like everyone else in Wonderland) is mad. The hare is best friends with the Mad Hatter and enjoys tea just as much as him. Although they are close and both insane, March Hare seems to be a bit more loud and wild than the Hatter who is abit more gentleman like. Besides the Cheshire Cat, the March Hare seems to be the only one not to have a true fear of the Queen of Hearts being that he was capable of screaming in her face "Nothing Whatever!"
March Hare first appears in the middle of the film having tea with Mad Hatter and the Doormouse. As they sing the Unbirthday song they are interrupted by Alice who commented she enjoys their singing pleasing the hare. The March Hare explains to Alice the purpose of an unbirthday and she joins for tea. March Hare continuously cuts Alice off as she tries to tell how she ended up in Wonderland. When the party is intruded again by the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter claims his watch is two days slow and with the March Hare's assistants fills it up with unnecessary things like jam. The watch then goes mad and the hare smashes it with a mallet and celebrates the White Rabbit's birthday by tossing him out the party.
The March Hare then returns as a witness in Alice's trial with the Queen of Hearts. In the trial he claims he knows nothing about Alice's crime. When Alice is chased by the Queen and the card guards the March Hare along with the Hatter tries to keep her at their unbirthday party. The two join the mob chasing after Alice and all suddenly vanish as it was all a dream.
The March Hare and Mad Hatter are recurring characters, living around the Hollywood sign.
March Hare makes regular appearances in the show, often seen with Mad Hatter having tea as usual. In the episode "Dennis the Duck", he comments on all the black-and-white characters, calling them an animated bunch and the Hatter responds "Aren't we all?".
The March Hare never directly appears in the series; he and the Mad Hatter are trapped in a painting at their Tea Party Garden that offers small prizes for Sora and friends if they sit in the chair.
The March Hare plays a minor role in the game, only seen at the Mad Tea Party section of the Alice in Wonderland mini game. Here, the March Hare and the Mad Hatter are having tea with Alice when a stranger (the player) drops in. They invite the player to dance along with them as part of the party.
Prior to the 1990s, the March Hare used to appear as a meetable character at the Disney parks, often appearing alongside the Mad Hatter. However, while the Hatter still regularly appears at the parks, the Hare oddly never appears as a walk-around character anymore.
In 2013, as part of the Disney Dreamers Everywhere event, the March Hare returned as a meet-and-greet character at Disneyland Paris.
The March Hare and Mad Hatter appear in the final scene of the attraction at their Mad Tea Party.
The March Hare is a topiary in front of the Magic Kingdom version of the attraction.
March Hare makes a small cameo appearance in the show during the bubble montage in the Disney's Hollywood Studios version of the show.
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