The upcoming Alice in Wonderland got me thinking...
Is it just me, or does every interpretation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass turn into a "Look how mad/wacky/crazy my version is!" project?
Do an image search for "Cheshire Cat." or (any other Alice character) to see what I mean. He's usually a garish color (purple seems popular), with nutso hair and a psychotic grin.
Does this distract from the original "weirdness" of the character- the fact that it's a cat who can smile and disappear?