On November 9th an unsung influential comedian was born. Ed Wynn would go on to leave his mark in Hollywood history by inspiring us all in several different films. In the 1951 Disney film Alice in Wonderland he brought to life the Mad Hatter by using his voice.
Alice is a typical teenage girl who is bored with the studies her sister is giving her. After seeing a white rabbit she falls down his hole finding herself in a strange place. While down there she continues to follow the rabbit with an adventure taking her from growing different sizes to troublesome twin brothers to a talking Cheshire cat. Along the way she finds herself at an unusual tea party where she meets the Mad Hatter and March Hare. While she is there she finds herself hunting down the rabbit again to lead her to the Queen of Hearts. After partaking in a fixed game of croquet Alice manages to wake up finding herself back at home.
Ed Wynn brought to life the lovable Mad Hatter in this animated film. Born on November 9th he would go onto live a life of entertainment. In the 1951 film Alice in Wonderland he did just that.