“The Unbirthday Song” is a whimsical song from Disney’s 1951 animated film, Alice in Wonderland. The song is written by Mack David, Al Hoffman, and Jerry Livingston and is performed by the Mad Hatter and the March Hare at a wacky tea party attended by Alice. The song celebrates the concept of an “unbirthday,” which is any day that is not one’s actual birthday. The Mad Hatter and the March Hare sing the song to Alice and encourage her to celebrate her unbirthday with them. The song is famous for its catchy melody and playful lyrics, which include lines like “A very merry unbirthday to you” and “If you’re born in January or February, Or March, or April, or May; Or June, July, or August, or September, October, November or December, there’s a very merry unbirthday to you!” The Unbirthday Song has since become a beloved classic and is often performed at Disney theme parks and in other Disney productions.
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The Unbirthday Song (Song) Details
- Related Disney Character(s): Alice (Alice in Wonderland), Mad Hatter (Alice in Wonderland)
- Song Written By: Mack David; Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston
- Song Performed By: Kathryn Beaumont; Ed Wynn; Jerry Colonna; and Jimmy MacDonald
- Year Released: 1951