|Hair Color||Brown, Gray|
|Occupation(s)|| White Pawn ♙|
The White Queen's chef (2010)
|Friends||The Mad Hatter, The Dormouse, Alice, and The White Queen|
|Enemies||The Red Queen,Knave of Hearts|
|First appearance||Alice's Adventures in Wonderland|
|Portrayer|| Jerry Colonna (1951)
Paul Whitehouse (2010)
The March Hare is a fictional character from the novel, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll. As Alice and the Mad Hatter are the only other individuals to appear in both books, he can be considered a principal character. Paul Whitehouse voices Thackery Earwicket the March Hare in the 2010 movie.
Origin of the PhraseEdit
To be "as mad as a March hare" refers to the animal's frantic behaviour during its breeding season. Females are well-known for fending off unwanted mates by "boxing" them crazily with their front paws.
Alice's Adventures in WonderlandEdit
Like his famous friend, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare feels compelled to always behave as though it is tea-time because the Hatter supposedly "murdered the time" whilst singing for the Queen of Hearts. He is briefly shown to live in a house shaped like the head of a hare, which leads Alice to worry that he might be "raving mad". The March Hare later appears at the trial for the Knave of Hearts in Chapter Eleven.
Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found ThereEdit
The March Hare briefly appears in Through the Looking-Glass as one of the two messengers that the White King uses for "coming" and "going." In this incarnation, he goes by the name of "Haigha" (which Carroll explains as rhyming with "mayor") and is famously recogniseable by his 'Anglo-Saxon attitudes.' The dramatis personae for Through the Looking-Glass designates the Hare as being a white pawn.
- Jerry Colonna voices the March Hare in the 1951 animated film.
- The Hare appears in the Alice in Wonderland movie. His full name is Thackery Earwicket. He is portrayed by Paul Whitehouse. He is the White Queen's cook. On the Frabjous Day, he is seen wielding a ladle as a weapon, but is reluctant to go into battle.
- In the sequel of the Looking Glass Wars "Seeing Redd", he is re-imagined as Vollrath, a tutor similar to Bibwit Harte who helps Redd in finding Black Imagination practitioners throughout the world to join her and become part of the army.
- In the TV miniseries "Alice, he appears as Mad March, an assassin who works for the Queens of Hearts and was ordered to capture Alice and Hatter, only to be defeated by Hatter. He was killed and the Carpenter was instructed to put him back together. He couldn't finish in time, so he had to replace his head with a cookie jar in the shape of a rabbit.
- In the video game "American McGee's Alice", he and the Dormouse became clockwork cyborgs from the Mad Hatter and his cruel experiments. The March Hare is also strapped to a torture rack that holds his eyelids open constantly, dunks him in a small pool of water and electrocutes him.
- In Kingdom Hearts, the March Hare, along with the Mad Hatter, make a very minor appearance in Wonderland: they are part of a picture in the Tea Party Garden. When approached, a message appears, saying "A very merry unbirthday. Sit to get your present," and Sora and company will have to sit on the correct chairs. The expressions of the Mad Hatter and March Hare change with the outcome; if Heartless appear in the area, they become shocked; if Sora manages to get all the presents, they initially smile, but put on a sad face when the message "That's all the presents" appears.
- In Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland game, he attacks by throwing plates and sometimes teapots after several attacks. He has a special ability, Telekinesis, which can move rocks and buried treasure chest.
- In the otome game "Heart no Kuni no Alice", he appears as Elliot March, the right-hand man of Blood Dupre and one of the characters who fall in love with Alice.
- In Pandora Hearts, Reim Lunettes is contracted to the chain, March Hare, who's powers are more defensive than offensive, being able to fake the death of his contractor.
- "Oh, nu!"
- "It had been the best butter..."
- "Thanks very much, nah."
- "Have some wine!"
- "A White Queen? How can we be sure it's not the Red Queen dressed in white?" - Alice in Wonderland for the Wii
- "The Ja...Ja...Jabberwocky! Beware the Jabberwock..." - Alice in Wonderland for the Wii
- "Why do they need this sword so badly? Teapots are far more efficient." - Alice in Wonderland for the Wii
- "Dinah? Who's Dinah?" *PANT PANT PANT*-Alice in Wonderland, 1951
- "MAD WATCH!! MAD WATCH!!! MAD WATCH!!"- Alice in Wonderland, 1951 MarchHareStar Says Better Leeder Like FrostStar .
Alice in Wonderland (1951)Edit
Alice in Wonderland (2010)Edit
Alice ❖ The Mad Hatter ❖
The White Rabbit ❖ The Queen of Hearts ❖ The King of Hearts