SLR Productions is delighted to announce 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.

“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.

Jacqueline Harvey’s bestselling Alice-Miranda series began as an idea for a picture book but it soon became apparent that this perpetually positive seven-and-a-quarter-year-old had a lot more to say.