- Adorkable: Mostly because of her strange tendencies. She's a bit of a space case, but in an endearing way. Her innocence is also a factor here. The Disney adaptation ends up taking Alice's adorkableness Up to Eleven.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Due to her sizeshifting, she does this twice to the denizens of Wonderland.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: Okay, Alice. You wanted a world where nothing made sense. What do you think of it?
- Break the Cutie: She tearfully sings "Very Good Advice" when she feels lost and thinks she will never come back home. By the end of the song, she's crying even harder.
- Butt-Monkey: Trolled by nearly everything Wonderland can throw at her.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Considering all events of the movie took place in one of her dreams... that's one disturbed kid. She's probably considered a bit odd in the real world, however in Wonderland she's easily the Only Sane Woman.
- Constantly Curious: In the beginning, as she chases a white rabbit when she finds out he can walk and talk like a human.
- Dub Name Change:
- In Spanish, her name is Alicia.
- In Finland, she is known as Liisa.
- Dull Surprise: Several of her reactions throughout the film are hilariously underwhelmed.
- Everything's Better with Princesses: Isn't actually a princess, but she's a Princess of Heart in the Kingdom Hearts series.
- Go Among Mad People: Discussed in the opposite when Alice says that she doesn't "want to go among mad people!"
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Foolish to her sister's Responsible. She doesn't pay attention to her sister's lessons and wants to live in her own world.
- Hair Decorations: Her black hairband.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's a kind girl with light blonde hair.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: During the song "Very Good Advice" she feels worthless, claiming she never learns and is only able to bring trouble on herself.
- Incredible Shrinking Man: Again as a result of Wonderland's size shifting. She spends a large early part of the film insect sized and talking to the life below.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Kathryn Beaumont and Alice look(ed) alike.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: They represent her youthful innocence, curiosity, and imagination.
- Inopportune Voice Cracking: When Alice attempts to hit a high note when she's singing "All In a Golden Afternoon", her voice cracks, and she can't go on. Apparently, it was a Throw It In! moment for that scene.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: She adores her cat Dinah. Her initial reaction to meeting the Cheshire Cat enforces this trope.
- Little Miss Snarker: Often in reaction to the insanity around her.Queen of Hearts: That's the most important piece of evidence we've heard yet. Write that down!
Jury: Twinkle, twinkle, twinkle, twinkle, twinkle, twinkle...
Alice: Twinkle, twinkle. What next?
- Modesty Shorts: She wears knee-length pantalettes under her dress, and that's a good thing with all the size changing she does.
- Ms. Imagination: "If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense..."
- Negated Moment of Awesome: Her speech to the Queen of Hearts is negated because she's shrinking down while giving it.
- Only Sane Woman: At least compared to the denizens of Wonderland that aren't the White Rabbit, she is more rational.
- Pinball Protagonist: Wonderland kind of keeps throwing insane situations at her, and she must manage to live through all of it.
- Plucky Girl: She's not afraid to speak her mind!
- Size Shifter: Constantly, because of all kinds of magic substances she keeps encountering.
- Skewed Priorities: Obsessed with catching up with the white rabbit, even as her life becomes more threatened or she undergoes bizarre situations such as being shrunk. She has a reality check later however, and just wants to get home.
- Sophisticated as Hell: More in terms of maturity than in being crude. In the beginning of the film, Alice is extremely childish and immature but speaks in a proper and sophisticated way that makes her sound more sensible than she actually is. It slowly becomes more genuine as she becomes Only Sane Man to Wonderland's crazier and crazier residents.
- Took a Level in Badass: Just look at her telling the Queen of Hearts off.
- True Blue Femininity: The only outfit she's seen wearing is her blue pinafore, which is reflected in her proto English Rose behavior, at least in Wonderland.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Often reacts to the bizarre events of Wonderland with mild perplexity.
- Younger Than They Look: She looks more like a proper Disney Princess than a 10-year-old girl. Maybe that's why she's one of the Princesses of Heart?
Residents of Wonderland
The neurotic rabbit that Alice is following throughout the movie and the reason she gets stuck in Wonderland in the first place.
- Break the Cutie: Thanks to the Mad Hatter and March Hare, his watch—an unbirthday present—was destroyed at the tea party scene.
- Butt-Monkey: Alice (accidentally) demolishes his house, the Dodo ruins all his furniture, and that's before the Mad Hatter gets hold of his watch.
- Catchphrase: "I'm late!"
- Follow the White Rabbit: Alice does this to him for the first half of the movie.
- Iconic Item: His watch.
- It Was a Gift: His watch was an unbirthday present.
- Minion with an F in Evil: He's not a particularly antagonistic character but later in the movie he's seen working for the Queen.
- Nervous Wreck: Anxiety is his main personality trait.
- Only Sane Man: Almost as much as Alice. And like Alice, it doesn't do him any good.
- White Bunny: The Ur-Example and trope namer for Follow the White Rabbit.
A sentient doorknob.
- Canon Foreigner: The only character not to be taken from the original stories.
- Chekhov's Gunman: He appeared in the beginning of the movie, serving as the way into Wonderland. The Doorknob appears again in the film's climax where he serves as the exit from Wonderland. He also reveals to Alice that she's already out of Wonderland by showing her sleeping form behind him.
- Cool Gate: Has an interdimensional portal inside him in Kingdom Hearts.
A minor character from the movie, though he has a bigger role than his book counterpart and is merged with another character, Pat the Gardener.
- Ascended Extra: To some degree.
- Big Fun: A cheerful, plump dodo bird.
- Cloudcuckoolander: The first of the many crazy characters that appear in the film.
- Composite Character: With Pat from the book.
- Dumb Dodo Bird: Though he's not so much stupid as he is subject to the bizarre leaps of logic of all Wonderland residents.
- Feather Fingers: To the point that it actually hurts him when one of them gets burned.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: He doesn't wear shoes or pants.
- Keet: And a suitably avian one too!
- Large Ham: Seeing a pattern developing here?
- Species Surname: A dodo bird called Mr. Dodo.
- Talk Like a Pirate: Downplayed, he likes to use nautical terms in his first appearance.
Two identical fat brothers and minor characters of the movie.
- Acrofatic: Both of them jump and make acrobatics as if they were human balloons or air horns (even making honk sounds while they're at it).
- Boisterous Bruiser: Both are fat, loud, and always scrapping for a fight.
- Creepy Twins: Even though they are playful, there's something really off-putting about them.
- Large Ham: Everyone here qualifies.
- Single-Minded Twins: The two have pretty much the same personality.
- The Storyteller: They tell Alice the story of the carpenter and the walrus.
- Those Two Guys: Those two twins, actually.
- Trickster Twins: They act mischievous and annoying towards Alice on purpose.
- Twin Banter: Often speaking at the same time.
- Vocal Dissonance: There are moments where they appear to be speaking together, but only one voice is heard.
The leader of the duo in "The Walrus and The Carpenter" story.
- Adaptational Villainy: While neither he nor the Carpenter were particularly good people in the original poem, he was much more remorseful in the poem. Here, however, he's depicted as an arrogant, manipulative, greedy, evil aristocrat.
- Fat and Skinny: The Fat to The Carpenter's Skinny.
- Fat Bastard: A very fat and very greedy con artist.
- Nice Hat: Wears a little top hat.
- No Name Given: Only known as "The Walrus".
- Villain of Another Story: He never meets Alice because he's just part of a story told by Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum.
- Villainous Glutton: He devours cute little sentient oysters.
- Wily Walrus: He takes all the oysters for himself instead of sharing with the Carpenter, like he did in the poem. Also, this movie portrays the oysters as youngsters, making the Walrus seem even more monstrous!
The Walrus's sidekick.
A family of young oysters and their mother.
- Adult Fear: One wonders how Mother Oyster will react when she learns her children has been eaten. Though considering that they appear at the end, she might have nothing to worry about.
- Eaten Alive: The way they get eaten by the Walrus.
- Only Sane Woman: Mother Oyster. She avoids death because of it.
- Too Dumb to Live: No prizes for guessing what the oysters not taking their mother's advice about staying in the sea to heart led to.
- Unexplained Recovery: The young oysters appear at the end running around the rock Mr. Dodo is standing on with the other characters.
A group of sentient (and singing) flowers.
- Alpha Bitch: They look down on Alice because she isn't a flower like them, calling her "nothing but a common mobile vulgaris" and a "weed".
- Beauty Is Bad: Beautiful flowers on the outside, but not that nice at all.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: They initially appear to be rather friendly, singing a lighthearted and happy song about themselves, but when Alice tells them she's not a flower, they change attitude and start being openly mean to her.
- Evil All Along: They're mainly xenophobic towards anyone who isn't a flower, and might've become violent to Alice had she not ran away.
- Fantastic Racism: The flowers are very nice and accommodating to Alice until they discover she is not a flower. Then they become hostile, having decided that if she is not a flower, she must be a weed.
- Jerkass: They're really quite rude to Alice, especially Iris.
- Token Good Teammate: Arguably their leader Rose, who at least tries to defend Alice once, saying "Please, girls" when the others were mistreating her. Also, the little rose bud definitely qualifies.Daisy: Hahaha! Just look at those stems!
Iris: Rather scrawny, Id say.
Rose bud: I think shes pretty!
Rose: Quiet, bud!
A blue creature who smokes a hookah.
- Adaptational Jerkass: Like the Cheshire Cat, he's more of a Jerkass in the Disney movie than in the book.
- Berserk Button: Don't insult his height. Ever.
- Blowing Smoke Rings: Or in this case, letters. And a few other illustrations.
- Catchphrase: "Who are you?"
- Hair-Trigger Temper: He screams at Alice quite often during the scenes he appears in.
- Hypocritical Humor: He complains about Alice's impatience and temper with him. Just a moment later, he gets angry at Alice for mocking his height and then loses patience when Alice keeps asking what he means (in this case, the mushrooms that allow one to grow).
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Like in the book, though the jerk part is slightly more pronounced—he's haughty, impatient and short tempered, but he does give Alice helpful advice.
- Large Ham: He isn't as loud as most of the other characters but he still hams up his questions with emphasis on the letters.
- Master of Illusion: Can create images with the smoke from his hookah.
- Pride: He takes pride in his three inch height.
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: "WHO. ARE. YOU?"
- Second Face Smoke: Inflicts this on Alice.
A mysterious pink and purple striped cat with a devious, mischievous personality.
- Adaptational Jerkass: The book version, despite his oddness, was helpful. While not malicious outright, the film's version serves more as a Troll victimizing Alice and exacerbating her situation. His portrayal in the Kingdom Hearts series is mainly neutral. He does help Sora with proving Alice's innocence, but later on sends a Trickster to attack him (Though he may have been giving a quick warning before it arrived). He's at his worst in the manga adaptation for Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days, where he throws a hedgehog at the Queen of Hearts and frames Roxas for it.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: Seems like some people at Disney thought he was too much of a Jerkass and in one of the Recursive Adaptation novelizations of the movie, the scene in the court is actually changed to the Cat redeeming himself with a pseudo-Big Damn Heroes moment; instead of showing up to make things worse for Alice at the trial, he shows up to confess, and to distract the Queen and the guards with a lot of nonsense, some of which is taken directly from the original book, allowing Alice to escape in the confusion. In later appearances in other stories and spin-offs, he's been softened up a bit and is more of a Blue and Orange Morality type.
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: This adaptation is probably the one that started this for other adaptations. In the colored version of the original book, he looked like a bigger version of an ordinary brown cat.
- Catchphrase: He sings the first part of Jabberwocky almost every time he appears, but he's particularly fond of starting and finishing conversations with "And the mome raths outgrabe..."
- Cats Are Magic: He can disappear and reappear at will.
- Cats Are Mean: He gives Alice horrible advice on who to ask for help, get her in trouble with the queen constantly, and causes a big chase scene at the end with everyone in Wonderland after Alice.
- Cats Are Snarkers: He comes across as snarky in a smug way when he's trolling Alice.
- Cheshire Cat Grin: This should go without saying.
- Cloudcuckoolander: "Almost everyone is mad here. Ha... ha ha ha ha ha! You may have noticed that Im not all there myself.... "
- False Friend: To Alice.
- Fat Bastard: He seems to delight in getting Alice into trouble with the Queen. Whether Alice is actually the intended target of his mischief or he simply enjoys angering the Queen is not made clear.
- Fat Cat: A fat purple cat.
- Idiotic Partner Confession:Alice: Now as for you, Your Majesty... *starts shrinking* "Your Majesty," indeed! Why, you're not a queen! You're just a fat, pompous, bad-tempered old — *finally realizes she has shrunk down to normal size and is smaller than the Queen* — tyrant.
Queen of Hearts: *smiling dangerously* And what were you saying, my dear?
Cheshire Cat: *suddenly appears* Well, she simply said you're a fat, pompous, bad-tempered old tyrant! *chuckles and disappears again*
- Jerkass: In the movie, at least. While in his first two appearances he appears to be quite friendly and not overly malicious, in the later parts of the film he seems to go out of his way to get Alice into trouble, for no good reason.
- Kick the Dog: After letting Alice take the blame for his pranks against the Queen, he vanishes, only to return at the end of Alice's trial, after Alice's failed attempt to stand up for herself, to make sure things go as bad as possible for her.
- A Kind of One: Introduces himself as a Cheshire Cat
- Literalist Snarking: Does this a lot.
- Reality Warper: Moreso here than in the original book.
- Teleporters and Transporters
- The Trickster: In the Disney film; and what is more, many other versions of this character follow it as well, having the cat get Alice in trouble, but never being truly mean-spirited, just mysterious.
- Troll: Best summed up in the following exchange with Alice:Cheshire Cat: Oh, and by the way. If you'd really like to know, he went that way.
Alice: Who did?
Cheshire Cat: The White Rabbit.
Alice: He did?
Cheshire Cat: He did what?
Alice: Went that way.
Cheshire Cat: Who did?
Alice: (getting frustrated) The white Rabbit!
Cheshire Cat: What rabbit?
Alice: But didn't you just say...oh dear!
- Visual Pun: Is fond of making these.Cheshire Cat (while his head is off his body and he's standing atop it like a circus ball): Can you stand on your head?
An insane resident of Wonderland who is best friends with the March Hare.
- Cloudcuckoolander: This IS the Mad Hatter we are on about here.
- Comically Cross-Eyed: His eyes are seldom straight.
- Fun Personified: He likes to have fun and tea parties with his best friend.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With the March Hare.
- Ink-Suit Actor: He looks so much like Ed Wynn there.
- Large Ham: He and the March Hare really like Chewing the Scenery.
- The Mad Hatter: Of course.
- Maniac Tongue: Since he is crazy, this is no surprise.
- Mood-Swinger: Being the nut job he is, nearly everything Alice says brings a completely opposing reaction.
- Nice Hat: Wouldn't be the Mad Hatter without it.
- Real After All: In the Lux Radio Theatre production, he and the March Hare are heard commenting about Alice's recollection of her adventures to her sister, all the while still drinking tea.
- Reality Warper: Not to the same extent as the Cheshire Cat, but he still qualifies.
- Speech Impediment: He's got quite the lisp on him but then again Ed Wynn was known for doing this. Ed Wynn had a lisp when he spoke naturally, but it was generally a minor one. He exaggerated it to comic proportions for this and other roles.
- Those Two Guys: With the March Hare.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Or rather, favorite drink: tea!
The Mad Hatter's equally kooky best friend.
- Cloudcuckoolander: When it comes to Insane Troll Logic, he's just as bad as the Mad Hatter.
- Comically Cross-Eyed: His eyes are seldom straight.
- Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Due to being a humanized Funny Animal.
- Fun Personified: He likes to have fun and tea parties with his best friend.
- Hair-Raising Hare: Downplayed, but he's a bit more aggressive than the Hatter.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With the Hatter.
- Keet: He's portrayed as being more manic than the Hatter.
- Large Ham: He and the Mad Hatter really like Chewing the Scenery.
- Maniac Tongue: Since he is insane, no surprise.
- Mood-Swinger: Shared with the Mad Hatter.
- Motor Mouth: He speaks very quickly, though it's hard to understand him.
- Percussive Maintenance: Seems to be the way he solves most of his problems.
- Real After All: In the Lux Radio Theatre production, he and the Mad Hatter are heard commenting about Alice's recollection of her adventures to her sister, all the while still drinking tea.
- Those Two Guys: With the Mad Hatter.
- Trademark Favorite Food: He enjoys tea just as much as the Mad Hatter.
A friend of the Mad Hatter and the March Hare who lives in a teapot.
- Cloudcuckoolander: He only talks to say random things or freak out about cats.
- Composite Character: He gets his fear of cats from the Mouse who appeared at the beginning of the book.
- Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Wears a purple vest.
- Heavy Sleeper: Like in the book, he is sleepy and lazy.
- Trauma Button: Cats, to the point where even hearing the word "cat" causes him to panic.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He panics at the mention of the word "cat".
Giant, sentient playing cards under the Queen of Hearts' rule.
The main antagonist, she is the despotic ruler of Wonderland.
- Adaptational Villainy: In the book, the King pardons anyone that she sentences to death, so no one is actually harmed by her.
- Adipose Rex: The fat Queen of Hearts is a female example.
- Ax-Crazy: Very much so.
- Berserk Button: Practically everything for the Queen of Hearts. And she enjoys it.
- "OFF WITH HIS/HER/THEIR HEAD(S)!"
- She has a tendency to remind people that "ALL WAYS ARE MY WAYS!"
- The Caligula: An Ax-Crazy ruler whose answer to everything is a beheading.
- Composite Character: Of the Queen of Hearts and the Red Queen from Lewis Carrol's books. She also has some qualities that are similar to the Duchess.
- The Dreaded: Everyone is terrified of her and her reactions, except maybe the March Hare (who has no problem screaming in her face) and the Cheshire Cat.
- Evil Is Hammy: If her Catchphrase wasn't evidence enough.
- Fat Bitch: As Alice puts it, a "fat, pompous, bad tempered old tyrant"
- Faux Affably Evil: She pretends to be nice to Alice when telling her she should act like a proper lady before threatening to cut off her head.
- God Save Us from the Queen!: She has a huge temper and has anyone who upsets her executed.
- Gonk: Just as unattractive as she is unpleasant.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: "I warn you, child... if I lose my temper, you lose your head!"
- Happily Married: With the King of Hearts, oddly enough.
- High Collar of Doom: Her dress has a large, white collar, and she's not a nice person. The collar even creates a contrast when she's angry, emphasizing how red her face is.
- It's All About Me: "ALL WAYS ARE MY WAYS!"
- Jerkass: It's not just her temper, she actually enjoys being cruel to people.
- Karma Houdini: Nothing bad happens to her, though she was just a figment of Alice's dreams, anyway.
- Large and in Charge: And her king is very small in comparison.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Her voice is powerful enough to blow the jury members out of their box at one point.
- Mood-Swinger: She has huge mood swings, from content to enraged at a moment's notice.
- No Indoor Voice: She screams most of her sentences.
- Panty Shot: The Queen of Hearts' white, heart-printed, ankle-length bloomers are on display after the Cheshire Cat causes her to flip over and upside down, with a flamingo used as a croquet mallet or club to lift up her dress.
- Pet the Dog: Her one good trait is that she actually does appear to love her husband, and will actually do things like holding a trial instead of an execution and not just rushing through said trial if her husband really wants it and asks politely for it.
- Pimped-Out Dress: A red, black, and whitenote dress to go with the card motif.
- Plot-Irrelevant Villain: The movie is really just wacky nonsense. There really isn't much plot for her to be irrelevant to.
- Psychopathic Womanchild: She's basically a spoiled bratty child trapped in the body of a tyrannical adult queen.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Courtesy of the natural playing card colors.
- Slasher Smile: Lots of them. The animators put a lot of imagination into showing just how much the Queen seems to enjoy losing her temper.
- Suddenly SHOUTING!: On occasion.Queen of Hearts: That's the most important piece of evidence yet!...WRIIIIITE THAT DOWN!!!
- Tempting Fate: "LET ME HAVE IT!!!" *gets hit in the face with some jam*
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: She's much taller than the King of Hearts.
- Villain Song: "Who's Been Painting My Roses Red?""For painting my roses REEEEEEED
Someone will lose their head!
- Would Hurt a Child: She's perfectly willing to have a little girl beheaded. All because she made her lose her temper.
- Your Answer to Everything: Beheading, of course.
The Queen's short and submissive husband.
- Adaptational Villainy: He goes from pardoning executions in the book to openly supporting them.King: [after the Queen sentences another card to death] Off with his head! Off with his head! By order of the King! You heard what she said!
- Happily Married: With the Queen of Hearts, oddly enough.
- Henpecked Husband: He at least tries.King: Consider, my dear. Uh... we called no witnesses... Uh... couldn't we... uh... maybe one or two? Huh? Maybe?
Queen: Oh, very well. But get on with it!
- Minion with an F in Evil: He is not nearly as bad as his wife, the Queen, he even tries as much as possible to keep her calm.
- My Friends... and Zoidberg: He could probably share notes with the Trope Namer.White Rabbit: Her Imperial Highness, Her Grace, Her Excellency, Her Royal Majesty, the Queen of Hearts! ...and the King.
- And later again:White Rabbit: "Your majesty? Members of the Jury? Loyal subjects?... And the king."
- And later again:
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Tries to be one, anyway.
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Tiny Guy to the Queen's Huge Girl.
Alice's pet kitten from the real world.
- Cute Kitten: A small, red, adorable-looking kitten. Look at the picture!
- Pink Means Feminine: Her pink bow.
- Reused Character Design: Early designs for Dinah were lifted directly from a Figaro model sheet. She was originally supposed to be a black cat.
- She's a Man in Japan: Dinah becomes a male cat named Oreste in the Italian dub, for complicated reasons of language adaptation.note
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Responsible. She tries to instruct Alice (Foolish) who doesn't pay attention and wants to live in her own world.
- No Name Given: Alice never talks about her and we never learn her first name.
- Only Sane Woman: The sanest character in the entire movie. Justified, as she never goes to Wonderland.