C is for Cheshire Cat #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of cats as characters. Whether they appear in film, TV, cartoons or literature, these felines may be the star of the show or just a supporting character.

C is for the Cheshire Cat from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. While this book came out in 1865, Cheshire Cat (the term, not the character) shows up in an 18th century dictionary and numerous books in the 1700’s. But most people will know this character from the 1951 Disney animated movie, Alice in Wonderland or in the Tim Burton live action movie by the same name.

The feature that sticks out the most in the Alice-style Cheshire cat is the gradual disappearance of his body, leaving behind just his iconic grin. The cat often raises philosophical points to annoy or baffle Alice. He is definitely a unique and memorable character.

In case you missed out…

A is for the Aristocats

B is for Binx

31 thoughts on “C is for Cheshire Cat #AtoZChallenge

  1. Tarkabarka says:

    Fun theme! It took me a long time to even grasp what the Cheshire car is, because the Hungarian translation said “iron cat”… (a word we also use for ship anchors). Go figure.
    Happy A to Z!

    The Multicolored Diary

  2. Liam says:

    One of my favorite characters from one of my favorite books!

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Such an iconic character, amazing considering he’s not featured in the film that much!

    THE STATE TRILOGY A-Z GUIDE: C

  4. jazzfeathers says:

    I’ve always loved he Chashire Cat. He’s crazy like all othe rpeople in Wonderland and still there is some common sense in him.

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter – The Great War

  5. JEN Garrett says:

    What a great theme! Every time I see the moon in its sliver phase, I call it a Cheshire Moon.

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