SLR Productions Announces New Animated Telemovie

SLR Productions has announced the production of an 80-minute animated drama comedy telemovie, “Alice-Miranda Shines Bright” with partners, Screen Australia, Nine Network and ZDF Enterprises.

The animated telemovie, targeted to the 6 to 9 year old audience, will premiere locally on the Nine Network and will be distributed internationally by ZDF Enterprises.

SLR Productions has adapted Alice-Miranda from the award-winning series of books by bestselling Australian author Jacqueline Harvey, published by Penguin Random House Australia.

The 17-part book series (and counting) has been an extraordinary success with sales exceeding 850,000 copies in Australia and 1 million including key international territories such as UK, North America, Germany, Brazil, Hungary, Turkey and Indonesia.

“Alice-Miranda Shines Bright” is a story that contains a world of adventures including a treasure trove of mysteries to be solved; a series of impossible tests to be passed; secret midnight feasts to be had; pony rides through mysterious woodlands; a school play to open and, to top it off, a great big double wedding to pull off!

The telemovie begins when Alice-Miranda who is about to become the youngest girl to ever attend the Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy, a place where she will encounter not only friendship and fun, but also high drama, mystery and intrigue.  There’s teachers and students in urgent need of help; a girl determined to be Alice-Miranda and her friends’ arch enemy; Fayle School for Boys under threat; a frightening principal who hasn’t been seen for ten years and not to mention a scary witch in the woods.

Alice-Miranda is an extraordinary young girl determined to never give up, even when she’s faced with challenges that seem impossible to overcome, her bravery, kindness and positive nature sees her triumph against all odds. 

“I am thrilled to bring this perpetually positive and beloved young heroine Alice-Miranda to the screen with esteemed partners, Screen Australia, Nine Network and ZDF Enterprises. It’s an honour to work with Jacqueline Harvey the author of this incredible publishing property and to know that Alice-Miranda’s loyal and dedicated audiences will soon be sharing in her awesome adventures on screen,” said SLR Productions’ CEO and Executive Producer, Suzanne Ryan.   

“SLR Productions all-female creative team including CEO and Executive Producer Suzanne Ryan, Script Editor Melanie Alexander and Director Jo Boag have crafted a smart and inquisitive protagonist in Alice-Miranda that young girls can look up to,” said Sally Caplan, Head of Content at Screen Australia. “Based off the success of the bestselling books, we’re excited to see this Emmy Award winning team bring this fantastical and inclusive story to screen as an animated adaptation.” 

“Alice-Miranda is a great role model for our audience and we are delighted to be working on this exceptional project with the team at SLR Productions.  We know that Alice-Miranda has a great following with young readers and Jacqueline Harvey is one of Australia’s top female children’s authors.  We believe all the right ingredients are in place for this dynamic, quality Australian children’s drama to be a huge success on Nine,” said NINE Network Co-Head of Drama, Jo Rooney. 

“We are thrilled to be working with our long-time partner, Suzanne Ryan and her team at SLR Productions on this animated adaptation of the Alice-Miranda book series by Jacqueline Harvey.  The books are loved by millions of young girls all over the world and we are sure they will enjoy the telemovie, “Alice-Miranda Shines Bright” just as much,” said Arne Lohmann, VP ZDFE.junior at ZDF Enterprises.  

Alice-Miranda Shines Bright is a SLR production for Network Nine. Principal production funding from Screen Australia in association with Network Nine.



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