The Mad Hatter is a character that appears in the Warner Brothers animated film series, The Wizard of Oz. The Mad Hatter is one of the characters that make up the four main tribes that reside in the Emerald City of Oz. He is the one who performs the magic on behalf of the witch who runs the Emerald City. The Hatter is always at the whim of the Witch and generally speaks to her as if he were in a class.
The Hatter is a character that was created by Thomas Nast. Nast created the character based on his experience as a young man. The Hatter was originally going to be another one of the fairies, but Thomas Nast felt that the hatter's true identity should not be revealed until the film version of The Wizard of Oz was released.
The wizard was asked to create the various characters that would inhabit the Emerald City, including the tribe of witches. He was also tasked with coming up with some of the most beautiful scenery for the movie. Because of this, the hatter was created based on the "hanging hatter" type hat which is found on graves.
When the mad Hatter is first introduced, the red scarecrow begins to yell at him for looking like an angry raven. The red scarecrow is introduced when the Emerald City was being built. The original intention was for the Emerald City to look like a famous city, but due to budget restrictions, most of the filming was done outside of the city, so the Scarecrow was created instead.
In the first film, The Emerald City is seen to be completely lined with cobblestone roads. This was done to create a naturalistic environment in the movie. During the filming of the first film, the director was advised by Warner Brothers, that the hatter's appearance in the movie would serve as a great plot point, and thus, they gave him the rocky haired appearance.
In the second film, The Great Mouse Detective, the character of the hatter is replaced by the Tin Woodman. The Mad Hatter is able to evade capture because the Tin Woodman often steals from him. The Tin Woodman appears in the third film, The Wizard of Oz, with Dorothy Gale as his new love interest.
The Mad Hatter appeared in several movies in the popular series of Oz cartoons. In the second film, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the Mad Hatter is played by Mary Astor, who is a little older than the main character and played by the same actress for the rest of the series. In the first film, The Wizard of Oz, the Mad Hatter is played by a slightly younger actor, Harry Shearer. He is younger than the Hatter when he first appears in the film.
In the movie series "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", The Mad Hatter appears in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1942) as one of the four Kings of Notre Dame. He is a companion of the French King, who is very well known for having a really bad case of the gout. The movie stars Larry Gilliard, Freddie Bartholomew, and the late James Belushi.