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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Caterpillar with sound clips and images.
The Caterpillar is a hookah-smoking larva who sits on a mushroom that allows Alice to alter her size depending on what side of it she eats. He instructs Alice to recite the poem "You Are Old, Father William", after which he proclaims her recitation to be incorrect.
Created by CatsTuxedo on Thu Feb 17 2011, 11 Comments, Add Comment
Alice in Wonderland (1951) (1951)
CaterpillarRichard Haydn
Richard Haydn
The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland (1987)
CaterpillarDon McManus
Don McManus
American McGee's Alice (2000)
CaterpillarJarion Monroe
Jarion Monroe
Alice in Wonderland (2010) (2010)
Blue CaterpillarAlan Rickman
Alan Rickman

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said at 7:04 PM on Fri Sep 25 2015
I have to say Richard is the most unique and memorable of these voices. He was everything the caterpillar is supposed to be: a rude, sarcastic, and indifferent yet knowledgeable character.

Alan was good, but not quite as memorable or unique as Richard.

I thought Jairon was just okay. Not really that memorable or unique, plus it doesn't seem to fit the character very well to me.

Just no on Don. He sounds very generic; any actor can give that performance.
said at 7:54 AM on Tue Mar 10 2015
Alan Rickman is good as ever, but he's just Alan Rickman.

Richard Haydn, hands down, gets the most original take on the character, ever. He does the lines with such an unctuousness and eccentric superiority that he's impossible to argue with. He makes the contradictions sound profound.
Mr. Carroll would have been blown away.
said at 2:40 AM on Fri Feb 6 2015
Hey it's Snape, his voice is pretty good so he gets my vote with Richard 2nd, Jarion third and Don last
said at 4:54 AM on Mon Aug 11 2014
Alan gets my vote as he sounds like a wise old caterpillar who knows what he's talking about.

Richard gets my respect for bein the 1st voice which isn't easy. He was also pretty good as the Caterpillar.

Jarion is just average.

Don is a bit too cheerful for the Caterpillar, it's a good voice but it doesn't fit here.
said at 10:31 PM on Sat Nov 30 2013
Once again, we deal with different incarnations of of the same character. I'm not sure about the Care Bears version, but the Disney version is a version that THINKS he's wise when he's not really, while the American McGee and Tim Burton versions really ARE wise.

Any further analysis?
said at 5:12 PM on Thu Jan 26 2012
Richard Haydn did a nice job
Although I might add we're missing Corey Burton who voiced him in House of Mouse
said at 7:30 AM on Wed May 16 2012
@MatthewC17 even though Burton had only one line
said at 3:34 PM on Thu Feb 21 2013
@MatthewC17 They don't add them if they have one line anymore or at least CatsTuxedo won't.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 10:19 PM on Tue Aug 5 2014
@MatthewC17 And if I remember correctly, Corey Burton's version of the caterpillar sounded pitch-shifted.
said at 4:25 PM on Fri Feb 18 2011
I'd say Haydn first and Rickman second
said at 10:36 PM on Sat Nov 30 2013
@Cartoon_fan87 To be fair, we're looking at different versions of the same character.

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Who do you think has been the best from these Caterpillar voice actors?
Richard Haydn
Don McManus
Jarion Monroe
Alan Rickman