Is He Mad?

April 19, 2010 at 11:37 pm (Alice in Wonderland) (, , , )

“We did research on orange-haired characters, from Bozo to Carrot Top and everything in between.  It was quite disturbing.”

Tim Burton

Once again Tim Burton and Johnny Depp combined forces to create the wonderful and clever Mad Hatter in Burton’s newest film, Alice in Wonderland.  Depp made a most convincing Mad Hatter, in fact he almost went too mad a few times.  The Hatter asks, “Have I gone mad?”  To which Alice replies, “I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”

From the outfit to the laugh the Mad Hatter is an exciting new character that has come from the glorious minds of Depp and Burton.  He may look a bit much from the posters with the heavy makeup but I assure you, he is a very enjoyable character.  The Mad Hatter has a kind of loneliness about him that can relate him to previous characters from Burton, such as Edward Scissorhands, Jack Skellington and even Beetlejuice.  They are all one of a kind as is Burton himself.

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