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The White Rabbit
Background information
Feature films Alice in Wonderland
Aladdin and the King of Thieves
(cameo)
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
Mickey's House of Villains
Television programs Adventures in Wonderland
House of Mouse
Phineas and Ferb
(cameo)
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Video games Disney's Villains' Revenge
Alice in Wonderland

Kingdom Hearts series
Kinect Disneyland Adventures
Disney Magical World
Park attractions Alice in Wonderland
Cinderella's Royal Coronation
Fantasmic!
Alice's Curious Labyrinth
Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams
Celebrate a Dreams Come True Parade
Disney Stars and Motorcars Parade
Main Street Electrical Parade
SpectroMagic
Light Magic
Festival of Fantasy Parade
Parade of the Stars
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators Fred Moore
Ward Kimball
Judge Whitaker
Wolfgang Reitherman
Will Finn
Voice Bill Thompson
Corey Burton (1984–2002)
Jeff Bennet (2011–present)
John Lithgow (in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland)
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration White Rabbit in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Mr. Rabbit (referred to by Alice)
Personality Careful, nervous, cowardly, kind, loyal, hurried, high-strung, fidgety, eccentric, time-conscious, confused, disheveled, hyper, funny, hasty
Appearance Short, obese, and fluffy white rabbit, matching muzzle, pink eyes with crimson pupils, thick black eyebrows, pink ear innards, crimson nose, light gray soles, round clear aqua spectacles, large gold pocket watch with red heart-shaped hands and white center with gray numberings around it on the inside and its gold chain attached to it on the outside
Nationality
Species
Birthday
Occupation Queen's Royal Adviser
Alignment
Alignment Good
Affiliation
Affiliations
Goal To always be on time and never late
Home Wonderland
Relatives
Pets
Allies Alice in Wonderland franchise: Alice, Mary Ann, Bill the Lizard, Dodo, Mad Hatter, March Hare
Once Upon a Time: Knave of Hearts, Cyrus, Red Queen
Crossover material: Mickey and Friends
Minions
Enemies Alice in Wonderland franchise: The Queen of Hearts, the card guards
Kingdom Hearts: Heartless
Once Upon a Time: Luxord, Jafar, Red Queen (formerly)
Likes Being on time, his watch
Dislikes Being late, monsters, his things being destroyed, facing the Queen's of Hearts' wrath
Powers and abilities Great speed
Weapons
Fate Stands on the King of Hearts' crown while blows his trumpet right after his queen orders Alice to be beheaded and stops existing because it was all in Alice's head
Quote "I'm late! I'm late for a very important date!"

The White Rabbit is a character from Disney's 1951 film Alice in Wonderland. He is also the very reason Alice gets stuck in Wonderland in the first place. He has been voiced by Bill ThompsonCorey Burton and Jeff Bennett.

Background

Personality

The White Rabbit is a jittery, seemingly elderly character. It can be concluded that the rabbit is the most sane of Wonderland's residents. He is known to be stressful, however this is not the case. He was only stressed because of his ill-tempered Queen who will surely kill the rabbit for being tardy. In the film, he was not particularly kind to Alice (during the trail scene), but not because he wishes to be or because he is an antagonist, but because he is following his Queen's orders. This makes the rabbit a somewhat complex character, and his true role in the story can be seen in several ways. All in all, though, he's not villainous, and merely an anti-hero, solely because he follows orders.

Physical appearance

The rabbit is small and plump. He's notable for wearing a waistcoat and periwinkle trouser when outside the castle grounds and is always seen with his massive-sized watch. He wears glasses and has eyes the color of pink and crimson pupils matching his nose and ear innards. When working for the Queen of Hearts, however, the rabbit dons a different outfit, that being a thick aqua ruff with white flags on the front that also sports the Queen's signature heart symbol.

Appearances

Alice in Wonderland

Down the Rabbit Hole

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The White Rabbit realizes that he is late.

The White Rabbit was first shown walking peacefully without a care in the world, until he looks at his watch and realizes he is late for announcing the Queen of Hearts. The White Rabbit is the Queen of Hearts' announcer, but is not credited as a villain. He then rushes to his Rabbit Hole, with a young girl named Alice following behind as she is curious to know what the occasion is. The White Rabbit notices her, but tells her he has no time for chatting because he's late. After entering his Rabbit Hole, Alice enters as well and is taken to the world of Wonderland.

Monster!

She proceeds with chasing the Rabbit but loses him after meeting two goofs named Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. After leaving them, she stumbles upon a pink home. The White Rabbit appears and claims it as his own. He then confuses Alice for his maid, Mary Ann, and orders her to fetch his glove. While looking for the gloves, Alice finds some sweets, and takes a bite. The sweets begin to make her humongous in size. The White Rabbit believes her to be a monster, and rushes off to get help. He finds Dodo, who plans to burn the house down to get Alice out, much to the Rabbit's despair. As the house begins to burn, Alice eats a carrot from the Rabbit's garden, and shrinks to the size of an insect.

The Mad Tea Party

Alice loses the White Rabbit once more, and begin to ask the locals for help on finding him. She meets the Cheshire Cat who informs her to ask the Mad Hatter and March Hare. She does so and the Rabbit actually appears. Before she can ask the question, however, the Mad Hatter grabs a hold of the Rabbit's watch and finds out why he's so late: the watch is "two days slow." So the Mad Hatter dips the watch in tea and opens up to discover – with a salt container as a lens – the problem: the watch is full of wheels. As a result, he takes out many wheels and springs with a fork in his attempt to fix it. The Rabbit watches with horror and tries to intervene to save his watch, but to no avail. The Mad Hatter adds ingredients, with a little help from the March Hare and (unwittingly) the Rabbit, to the mixture: the very best butter, tea, two spoons, jam, mustard (which is rejected, since it's too silly for him), and lemon. Thinking that it's done the trick, he closes the watch. Then, the watch goes haywire and spits out springs and wheels all over the place as it moves across the table. The March Hare uses a mallet to crush the "mad watch," bringing tears to the Rabbit. After hearing that the watch was an Unbirthday present, the Mad Hatter and March Hare wish him a "very merry Unbirthday" and get him on the run.

The Queen of Hearts

Alice then finds an entrance to the kingdom of The Queen of Hearts, where she also finds the White Rabbit, and the reason he was in a hurry. There, the Cheshire Cat repeatedly get her in trouble, resulting in a trial. At the trail, the White Rabbit is present, and the Cheshire Cat gets Alice in trouble again, this time, resulting in a climactic chase.

At the end of the chase, Alice suddenly wakes up, and realizes her entire adventure was nothing more than a dream.

House of Mouse

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The White Rabbit in House of Mouse.

The White Rabbit appeared alongside many other Disney characters. White Rabbit appears in the series and its films. The White Rabbit's most notable appearance was in "Clarabelle's Big Secret," in which Clarabelle Cow got him to confess that he was not actually late for anything. In the Disney Short "Babysitters," his broken watch is also shown in a scene when Goofy, Mickey, and Donald are persuaded to buy a clock. The White Rabbit can also be seen in the opening being held by Daisy Duck.

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

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The White Rabbit as he appears in the spin-off.

The White Rabbit appears in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, the spin-off of the TV series Once Upon a Time, and is voiced by John Lithgow. In his début, he aids in Alice's escape from the mental asylum and brings her back to Wonderland. However, he is also an unwilling spy for The Red Queen, and was sent to return and observe Alice in return for an unknown purpose. The White Rabbit is both reluctant and fearful for his life, but accompanies Alice and the Knave of Hearts in their journey.

Some time afterwards, however, the White Rabbit is caught in the plans of Jafar and is forced into working for him, acting as his ticket to the world outside of Wonderland, where Jafar enlists him in helping kidnap Alice's father, planning on using him as bait for the girl. It's also revealed in the season finale that the rabbit's been joining forces with the villains and betraying Alice because his family, and very own life, is in danger. The Red Queen held his family hostage and forced him into work, whilst Jafar threatened to murder him should he refuse to cooperate. However, both Alice and the Knave were able to help with the rabbit's crises, ultimately saving his family and allowing him to rejoin their side.

Cameos

In Aladdin and the King of Thieves, at Aladdin and Jasmine's wedding, the Genie briefly transforms into the White Rabbit shouting that he's late.

The White Rabbit makes a brief cameo during Perry the Platypus' lair entrance in the Phineas and Ferb episode "Troy Story", though his design looks drastically different.

Video Game Appearances

Disney's Villains' Revenge

In the game, The Queen of Hearts stole the ending to Alice in Wonderland, revamping it so that she would win by beheading Alice. The player, and Jiminy Cricket, travel to Wonderland to make things right. The White Rabbit guides them to the exit after the player finds Alice's detached head.

Kingdom Hearts series

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The White Rabbit is a minor character who inhabits Wonderland, serving under the short-tempered Queen of Hearts. He often carries around a large stop-watch, even though he is constantly late. His role in the Kingdom Hearts series is to royally introduce his queen, blowing his trumpet to signal the beginning of the usual Wonderland trials.

Kingdom Hearts

Sora, Donald, and Goofy first come across the White Rabbit in the Rabbit Hole, shortly after landing in Wonderland. He runs through the area in a panic; late to introduce the Queen of Hearts and to begin Alice's trial. The trio follow the White Rabbit into the Bizzare Room, where they notice that he has somehow gotten smaller and are left in confusion as the White Rabbit exits through a tiny door.

The Doorknob of the small door suggests drinking a bottle on the table. This causes the trio to shrink down, allowing them to enter the Queen's Court. There, the White Rabbit introduces the Queen, blowing his trumpet and signaling the start of the trial in which Alice is accused of attempting to steal the Queen's heart.

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories

The White Rabbit's role in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories is quite similar to his role in Kingdom Hearts, with some minor changes. When they first enter Wonderland, Sora, Donald, and Goofy are passed by the White Rabbit in the Lotus Forest, once again late to begin Alice's trial. The trio follow him into the Queen's Court, where he blows his trumpet so that the trial may begin.

This time, Alice is accused of being responsible for the Heartless and for stealing the Queen of Hearts's memory. The White Rabbit explains to Alice that the charges are very serious and without the Queen's memory they would not be able to get rid of the Heartless that are infesting the kingdom.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

When Roxas goes on his first mission to Wonderland, he arrives in the Rabbit Hole just in time to see the White Rabbit run by. Once again, the White Rabbit is late and panics as he runs into the Bizarre Room. Similar to the events that take place in Kingdom Hearts, Roxas enters the Bizarre Room surprised to see that the White Rabbit has shrunken. The Doorknob explains that the bottle on the table will make Roxas smaller, so he uses it to shrink down in order to fight Heartless and complete his mission. As he leaves, he wonders to himself where exactly the White Rabbit had gone.

Later, Roxas is paired up with Luxord on a mission to eliminate some Pink Concertos. Although Roxas doesn't encounter the White Rabbit on this visit, he explains the encounter to Luxord before the mission begins.

When Luxord and Roxas return once more on a mission to locate and destroy three Commanders, the White Rabbit passes them in the Rabbit Hole and Luxord convinces Roxas to follow. The two Nobodies follow the White Rabbit to the Queen's Court, and overhear him reporting to the Queen of Hearts. The Queen's soldiers had been searching for a trio that had startled her and he explains that the only place they could be is the royal Rose Garden. The "trio" happens to be the three Commanders that Roxas and Luxord were sent to destroy. The White Rabbit's hint helps them to do so, allowing them to complete their mission.

Kingdom Hearts coded

In Kingdom Hearts coded, the virtual Sora finds the White Rabbit hiding in the Tea Party Garden. Speaking to the White Rabbit about the "pocket patch" allows Sora to obtain the "trial" memory.

Answering Alice's questions will reveal that she had been chasing the White Rabbit and that she also had a Tea Party with the March Hare and the Mad Hatter, celebrating the lack of a birthday.

Kinect Disneyland Adventures

The White Rabbit (now voiced by Jeff Bennett) plays a role in the Alice in Wonderland mini game and also appears as a meet-and-greet character in the "it's a small world" area. In the mini-game, the Rabbit falls down the rabbit hole with the player and is seen again at the end, leaving the Mad Tea Party.

Disney Parks

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The White Rabbit posing for a photo at Hong Kong Disneyland.

The White Rabbit has made many appearances at the Disney theme parks as a walk-around character and is usually seen with Alice and the Mad Hatter who are more common than he is. Notably, prior to the mid-1990s, the White Rabbit costume used at the Disney parks was identical to the parks' Easter Bunny costume.

For meet-and-greets, the White Rabbit can be found in Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, and Disneyland Paris' Fantasyland.

He can also be found in some entertainment such as Main Street Electrical Parade, Disney's Once Upon a Dream Parade, and Disney Magic on Parade.

He also appears with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum in the Disneyland parade in the Sing-Along Songs: Disneyland Fun VHS

Alice in Wonderland

White Rabbit appears as an audio animatronic in the dark ride based off the film. Like the original film, Alice's main objective in the ride, is to follow the White Rabbit.

Disneyland Musical Chairs

White Rabbit shows up occasionally in the popular game in Disneyland and joins Alice and Mad Hatter.

Fantasmic!

The White Rabbit can be seen riding the Mark Twain Riverboat at the end of the Disneyland version. In Disney's Hollywood Studios' version, The White Rabbit it seen during the bubble montage.

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Trivia

  • In "Kinect Disneyland Adventures", the White Rabbit has five fingers, while in his first appearances, he has four.
  • According to him, his watch was an un-birthday present.

External links


Alice in Wonderland
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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 and 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


Once Upon a Time
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Shows: Once Upon a Time (Episode List) | Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

Books: Shadow of the Queen | Reawakened: A Once Upon a Time Tale | Once Upon a Time - Behind the Magic

Once Upon a Time Characters: Emma Swan | Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard | Prince Charming/David Nolan | Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold | The Evil Queen/Regina Mills | Belle/Lacey French | Killian Jones/Hook | Henry Mills | Jiminy Cricket/Archie Hopper | Victor Frankenstein/Dr. Whale | Princess Aurora | Prince Phillip | Mulan | Blue Fairy/Mother Superior | Widow Lucas/Granny | King George/Albert Spencer | The Genie of Agrabah/Magic Mirror/Sidney Glass | Mad Hatter/Jefferson | Milah | Robin Hood | Prince Henry/The Valet | Marian | Sheriff of Nottingham/Keith | Fairy Godmother | Peter Pan/Malcolm/The Pied Piper | Wendy Darling | Ariel | Zelena/The Wicked Witch of the West | Glinda/The Good Witch of the South | The Wizard of Oz/Walsh | Elsa/The Ice Queen | Anna | Kristoff | Hans | Pabbie | Sven | Tinker Bell | Black Beard | Dragon Maleficent | Lumière | Abigail/Kathryn Nolan | Ursula/The Sea Goddess | Red Riding Hook/The Wolf/Ruby | Huntsman/Sheriff Graham | Baelfire/Neal Cassidy | Pinocchio/August W. Booth | Frederick/Jim | Severe Nurse | Mayor Tomkins | Quinn | Anita | Hansel and Gretel/Nicholas and Ava Zimmer | The Woodcutter/Michael Tillman | Martin | Myrna | Stephen | Donna | Prince James | Jack | Blind Witch | King Xavier | Wraith | Peter | Siren | Hordor | Pongo | Ogres | William Smee | Dorothy Gale | The Witch of the East | The Witch of the North | Sir Gaston | Greg Mendell | Tamara | Geppetto/Marco | Rapunzel | Igor | The King/Mitchell Herman | Rapunzel's Father | Flying Monkeys | King Leopold | Queen Eva | Lost Boys | John Darling | Michael Darling | The Shadow | The Sheriff of Hamelin | King Midas | Nana | Mary Darling | George Darling | Medusa | Gus/Billy | Marshmallow | Zoso | The King and Queen of Arendelle

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Characters: Alice | Cyrus | Jafar | Percy/The White Rabbit | Grendel | Jabberwocky | Silvermist | Red King | The Sultan/The Old Prisoner | Nyx | Tweedledee and Tweedledum | Mrs. Rabbit | Elisabeth/Lizard | Rafi | Taj | Edwin | Sarah | Dr. Arthur Lydgate | Amara

Characters of both series: Will Scarlet/The Knave of Hearts | Anastasia/The Red Queen | Anastasia's Mother | Anastasia's Sister | Cinderella/Ashley Boyd | Little John | Friar Tuck | Grumpy/Leroy | Cora/The Queen of Hearts | Caterpillar | Maleficent

Locations: Storybrooke | The Jolly Roger | Enchanted Forest | Dark Palace | Dark Castle/Rumplestiltskin's Castle | Prince Thomas' Castle | Cinderella's Chateau | Neverland | Skull Rock | Wonderland | New York | Boston, Massachusetts | Land Without Color | Land of Oz | Emerald City | Arendelle | Agrabah | The Sultan's Palace | Sherwood Forest | Hamelin

Objects: Dreamshade | Dark One's Dagger | Enchanted Candle | Pandora's Box | Vorpal Sword | The Slippers

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