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The Walrus and The Carpenter are two characters of Disney's 1951 film Alice in Wonderland, originally created for Lewis Carroll's book Through the Looking Glass. They are two jobless travelers whose story was told to Alice by Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum.

Background

The Walrus

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 rage of being left out of the feast.

The Carpenter

The Carpenter acts as the Walrus's dimwitted sidekick and talks in an 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 enraged retribution on the Walrus when the latter devoured all of the oysters himself, leaving none for the Carpenter.

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's 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 the after 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.

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's 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.

Trivia

  • The Walrus and the Carpenter made a cameo appearance in the comics of Darkwing Duck.
  • 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 human.
  • The Walrus is one of the few Disney antagonists who successfully manages to kill multiple children.

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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) • A 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: Alice FavoritesIt's About Time!Little Golden BookDisney Read-AlongBig Golden BookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingAlice in the White Rabbit's HouseAlice'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 χ/Union χ2000 gameAlice no Paint AdventureDisney INFINITYDisney INFINITY: 2.0 Edition2010 gameKinect Disneyland AdventuresHidden WorldsDisney Magical WorldDisney UniverseDisney's Villains' RevengeDisney Crossy RoadDisney Emoji Blitz
Music: Alice and the Mad Tea PartyAlice and the TrialAlice and the White RabbitAlice in Wonderland (soundtrack)Little Nipper Giant Storybook Record AlbumAlmost Alice

Disney Parks
Animated film: Alice's Curious LabyrinthAlice in WonderlandClub 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: Cinderellabration: Lights of RomanceMickey's Gift of DreamsMickey presents: “Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris”One Man's DreamQueen of Hearts's Easter Bonnet PartySoryo Kobu
Restaurants: March Hare RefreshmentsQueen of Hearts Banquet Hall
Shops: The Mad Hatter
Parade: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney Friends Springtime ProcessionalDisney Magic on ParadeDisney on ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeDreaming Up!Festival of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeMain Street Electrical ParadeMickey's New Year's Eve ParadeMickey's WaterWorksMinnie's Little Spring TrainSpectroMagicWalt Disney's Parade of Dreams
Firework: Believe... There's Magic in the StarsCelebrate the MagicDisney in the StarsOnce Upon a TimeRemember... Dreams Come TrueWorld of Color
Halloween: Disney's Maleficious Halloween PartyHappy HallowishesInferno Dance PartyIt's Good To Be Bad With The Disney VillainsRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeVillains Mix and MingleVillains Night Out!
Christmas: Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration

Characters
Animated film: AliceDinahAlice's 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 PiecesTimeKing Oleron and Queen Elsemere
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: WonderlandThe 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 WilliamSmoke the Blighter OutAll in the Golden AfternoonA-E-I-O-UThe 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 SayEverything Has a UsenessDream CaravanSpeak Roughly to Your Little BoyIf You'll Believe in Me

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