Caterpillar (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland): Difference between revisions

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His memorable phrase is a breathy "Whooo ... are ... you?". In the Disney animated film, this line is visualised as exhalations of smoke in the shapes "O", "R" and "U". Alice remarks in the original story that the Caterpillar will one day [[Metamorphosis|turn into]] a [[butterfly]], and in both the 1999 television film and Disney's 1951 version he does so in Alice's presence. He is voiced by [[Richard Haydn]].
 
The Caterpillar in the Disney film is a blue creature who, as in the original Carroll story, smokes a hookah. He is seen as a very violentforthright character as he yells at Alice quite often during the scenes in which they both appear. He blows smoke in Alice's face and when she needs assistance he ignores her. He is a quite mean character providing little to no assistance to Alice and ends up confusing her more while she is trapped in Wonderland. He then ignores her and turns into a butterfly and flutters away not caring whether or not Alice makes it out alive. He also instructs her to eat a mushroom but does not say what it does thus putting her into possible danger. He reappears one final time during the ending chase, still in butterfly form but once again smoking on his hookah, and again ignoring Alice when she asks for his help escaping the Queen of Hearts.<ref>{{Cite web|title = Caterpillar - Alice-in-Wonderland.net|url = http://www.alice-in-wonderland.net/resources/analysis/character-descriptions/caterpillar/|website = Alice-in-Wonderland.net|accessdate = 2015-10-20|language = en}}</ref>
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