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[[Alan Rickman]] voices the Caterpillar, who in this adaptation is named '''Absolem'''.<ref name="script">{{cite web |url=http://www.joblo.com/scripts/Alice%20in%20Wonderland.pdf |title=Alice in Wonderland – Glossary of Terms/Script (early draft) |work=Walt Disney Pictures |publisher=JoBlo.com |format=PDF |accessdate=March 30, 2010}} (early draft of the film script, first started Feb. 2007)</ref> Rickman was filmed while recording his voice in a studio, but his face was not composited onto the character's face as originally planned.<ref name="animation">{{cite news|first=Fred|last=Topel|url=http://crushable.com/entertainment/alan-rickman-talks-about-alice-in-wonderland/|title=Alan Rickman talks about Alice in Wonderland|date=December 19, 2008|work=Crushable.com|accessdate=February 21, 2010|archive-url=https://wwwweb.webcitationarchive.org/5uGTy9GDB?url=web/20110708205915/http://crushable.com/entertainment/alan-rickman-talks-about-alice-in-wonderland/|archive-date=NovemberJuly 158, 20102011|dead-url=yes}}</ref>
 
He appears five times in the movie. The first time is outside Wonderland, when a young man named Hamish Ascot is about to [[Marriage proposal|propose]] to Alice and she notices a blue caterpillar on his shoulder. The second time is when [[White Rabbit|Nivens McTwisp the White Rabbit]], [[Tweedledum and Tweedledee]], [[The Dormouse|Mallymkun the Dormouse]], and the [[Dodo (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland)|Uilleam the Dodo]] consider Alice's identity, and they consult him. Absolem appears in a thick cloud of hookah smoke, which he blows at Alice. He appears again after Alice arrives at the [[White Queen (Through the Looking Glass)|White Queen]]'s Castle, and again to remind Alice of her previous visit to Wonderland. He blows smoke at her twice this time, and Alice asks him to stop it. At the end of the movie, Absolem, as a butterfly, appears on Alice's shoulder as she sets off for China.
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