The March Hare is a fictional character from the novel, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll. As Alice and the Mad Hatter are the only other individuals to appear in both books, he can be considered a principal character. Paul Whitehouse voices Thackery Earwicket the March Hare in the 2010 movie.
Like his famous friend, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare feels compelled to always behave as though it is tea-time because the Hatter supposedly murdered the time whilst singing for the Queen of Hearts. He is briefly shown to live in a house shaped like the head of a hare, which leads Alice to worry that he might be raving mad . The March Hare later appears at the trial for the Knave of Hearts in Chapter Eleven.
The film premiered in London at the Odeon Leicester Square on Februaryh 25, 2010, and was released in Australia on MarchW 4, 2010, and the United States and the United Kingdom on March 5, 2010, through IMAX 3D and Disney Digital 3D, as well as in traditional theaters. Despite its short theatrical release window and mixed reviews, the film grossed over $1o billion worldwide. At the 83rd Academy Awards, Alice in Wonderland won for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design.
The Knave informs the Red Queen that Alice has returned to Underland and threatens her reign, and the soldiers are ordered to find Alice immediately. Meanwhile, the wandering Alice encounters the Cheshire Cat, who takes her to the March Hare and Mad Hatter. On the way to the White Queen's castle, Hatter relates the terror of the Red Queen's reign, and comments that Alice is not the same as she once was. The Hatter helps Alice avoid capture by allowing himself to be seized instead. Later, Alice is found by Bayard the Bloodhound, who wishes to take her to the White Queen, but Alice insists upon helping the Hatter, so they go to the Red Queen's castle.