Weary of listening to her sister's reading, incurably curious young Alice chases a white rabbit with coattails down a rabbit-hole and starts on an adventure that takes her through very strange places peopled with very strange creatures.
Disney's Alice is based on the character of the same name from the 1865 book "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and its 1871 sequel "Through the Looking-Glass" by Lewis Carol. She appears within the first two minutes of the movie Alice in Wonderland, released on July 28th 1951. Just as in the book, she is introduced sitting on a riverbank, feeling rather bored, as her elder sister reads to her.
The name Alice was taken from a young acquaintance of Lewis Carol. It means "noble" or "of the nobility".