The animated telemovie, targeted to the 6-9yo 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 1,000,000 internationally including key international territories such as UK, North America, Germany, Brazil, Hungary, Turkey and Indonesia.
“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 longtime 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.