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Dormouse
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General
Species Dormouse
Gender Male in most stories, although sometimes female (2010)
Eye Color Black
Address The March Hare's Home,
Wonderland
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Friends The Mad Hatter,
The March Hare
Information
Behind
First appearance Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Portrayer Raymond Schulzts (1931)

Jackie Searl (1933)
Joyce Grenfell (1949)
James MacDonald (1951)
Joe E. Marks (1954)
Alice Pearce (1955)
Don Messick (1966)


Mallymkun, the Dormouse is a fictional character from the novel, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Barbara Windsor voices the character in the 2010 movie.

DescriptionEdit

The Dormouse is a character in "A Mad Tea-Party", Chapter VII from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

History Edit

The Dormouse sat between the March Hare and the Hatter. They were using him, while he slept, as a cushion when Alice arrives at the start of the chapter.

The Dormouse is always falling asleep during the scene, waking up every so often, for example to say:

He also tells a story about three young girls who live in a treacle well, live on treacle, and draw pictures of things beginning with M, such as mousetraps, memory and muchness.

The March Hare and the Hatter put the Dormouse's head in a teapot. Illustration by John Tenniel.

He later appears, equally sleepy, at the Knave of Hearts' trial and voices resentment at Alice for growing, and his last interaction with any character is his being "suppressed" (amongst other things) by the Queen for shouting out that tarts are made of treacle.

Other AppearancesEdit

  • Dormouse
    The Dormouse appears in the new Alice in Wonderland movie named Mallymkun. It appears as a she rather than a he. 'Mally' has a secret love for the Mad Hatter (which may be the reason why she gives Alice such a sassy attitude). In fact, the Hatter gave her the weapon she uses, a pin. In the Frabjous Day battle she throws her pin into the eye of the Jubjub Bird. She was voiced by Barbara Windsor.
  • In addition, there is a Chain based off of the Dormouse in the anime Pandora Hearts. It is in a legal contract with Vincent Nightray, and takes the appearance of a large mouse with a wind up key in its side, and a large chain like tail that winds around its contractor. In addition it causes Vincent to fall asleep if he lets his guard down.
  • In the otome game "Clover no Kuni no Alice", he appears as Pierce Villiers, a human form of the Dormouse and one of the characters who fall in love with Alice. He has a fondness for cheese and is quite cowardly.
  • Takashi "Mori" Morinozuka plays the Dormouse in Ouran High School Host Club
  • In CLAMP's Miyuki-chan in Wonderland, the Dormouse is portrayed by a blond long-haired young woman, who, despite not having a single line (she just giggles), has quite a obscene scene when she sneaks into Miyuki's skirt, causing her to flee.
  • In American McGee's Alice The Dormouse, referred to as "Dormy", appears as a victim of the Mad Hatter's cruel cybernetic experiments alongside the March Hare. They are placed near a machine that converts demented children into the Hatter's clockwork automaton henchmen. He is shown to still be drowsy, as a result of the Hatter drugging him. An artistic representation of the clockwork Dormouse appears in the credits upon completion of the game.
  • In Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland game, she attacks using her pin-like sword. She has no ability, but has more combat skills than the other characters. She can sweep her enemies and make them fall off. Then she can use her Finishing Move by jump and pierce her enemies down.

Memorable QuotesEdit

  • Twinkle twinkle, little bat / How I wonder what you're at? / Up above the world you fly / Like a tea tray in the sky. -Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  • You might just as well say that "I breathe when I sleep" is the same thing as "I sleep when I breathe"! -Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • "No it's not!, McTwisp brought us the wrong Alice!"- Alice in Wonderland(2010)
  • "Run......Alice!"- Alice in Wonderland (2010)
  • "Alice!" from Alice in Wonderland (2010 trailer)

2010 filmEdit

Unlike the sleepy character in the book, this Dormouse is an action-oriented swordswoman similar to the character Reepicheep from the Chronicles of Narnia. She is voiced by Barbara Windsor. She does not believe that Alice is the Alice that they are looking for and stabs her toe with her sword to prove she is not dreaming. When Alice is attacked by the beast the Dormouse stabs it's eye out.

She appears in several pivotal scenes throughout the movie, including the tea party with The March Hare and The Mad Hatter, where she is seen waking up in a tea pot (a nod to her novel counterpart).

According to the official Alice in Wonderland guide, Mallymkun is secretly in love with the Hatter.

Disney Version Edit

The character also appears in Disney's Alice in Wonderland. Like in the book, he is sleepy and lazy, but unlike in the book, he sings Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat instead of his story about mouse sisters to entertain the tea-party participants. He panics at the mention of the word "cat", much like The Mouse from the book and needs to have jam spread on his nose in order to calm down. The Disney version of the character also appears in House of Mouseand Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse.

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland version Edit

In Tim Burton's 2010 Alice in Wonderland film, the Dormouse is named Mallymkun. Unlike the sleepy character in the book, this Dormouse is an action-oriented swordswoman similar to the character Reepicheep from The Chronicles of Narnia.

She is voiced by Barbara Windsor.She is seen the first time with the group Alice first meets in Wonderland, and saving Alice from the Bandersnatch by plucking out its eye. She is seen a second time at the March Hare's tea party having tea with the March Hare and the Hatter. 

She is seen a third time rescuing the Hatter from the Red Queen. She is seen a fourth time at the end, fighting the Red Queen's forces.

In other media Edit

  • The Dormouse is played by Arte Johnson in the 1985 television film Alice in Wonderland. When he initially shows lack of movement at the mad tea party, Alice mistakes him for a stuffed animal. The Dormouse then quickly objects to Alice's statements.
  • The Dormouse appears in the live-action TV series Adventures in Wonderland, and is voiced by John Lovelady. He isn't sleepy, and is often seen popping out of his tea pot or other things. In one episode, he is the announcer of a sprinting event.
  • The Dormouse appears in Dreamchild performed by Karen Prell and voiced by Julie Walters.
  • Pandora Hearts in the anime and manga series Dormouse is a chain that puts people to sleep and Vincent Nightray is it's contractor.
  • The Dormouse makes an appearance in American McGee's Alice, where he and the March Hare are held captive as the Mad Hatter's experiments. He is tied to a dissectiontable and continues to fall asleep from the Hatter's medicines. The Dormouse also appears in the 2011 game Alice: Madness Returns, where he captures a part of the Mad Hatter as revenge for the events in American McGee's.
  • The Dormouse appears again in Alice: Madness Returns. This time, it is the Hatter who is the victim of the March Hare and the Dormouse.
  • In the SyFy TV Miniseries Alice, the Dormouse is a sidekick of the Hatter.
  • Mallymkun appears in the video game adaption of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland as a playable character.
  • The Dormouse appears as a member of the Mad T Party band at Disneyland's California Adventure Park. In the Mad T Party he is interpreted as a male rather than 2010 film's female Mallymkun, whom he is based on. He plays lead guitar and often scurries around with the March Hare on stage.[4]

Gallery

1951 filmEdit

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Alice The Mad Hatter The White Rabbit The Queen of Hearts The King of Hearts
The Caterpillar The March Hare The Knave of Hearts The Cheshire Cat The Dormouse
The Lory The Eaglet The Duck The Dodo Bill the Lizard Pat Mary Ann
Dinah Mathilda The Duchess The Cook Frog Footman Fish Footman The Pig Baby
The Gryphon The Mock Turtle Tortoise The Playing Cards The Puppy

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