13 OCT 2021

ZDF sells "Alice-Miranda A Royal Christmas Ball" to 9GO!

The SLR production is set to debut on 9GO! as well as have several networks in European countries, with all distribution handled by ZDF.

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ZDF Enterprises has distributed the title "Alice-Miranda – A Royal Christmas Ball," which will premiere in Australia on Stan from 15th October and will be broadcast on 9GO! in December"Alice-Miranda along with her her friends Millie and Jacinta are ready for an exciting royal mystery filled with tiaras, bravery, ponies, a jewel thief, a horse thief and a royal forgery.  I am really excited for kids in Australia and around the world to see this new tele-movie based on the much-adored books by the talented and best-selling author, Jacqueline Harvey,” said SLR Production’s CEO, Suzanne Ryan.  

Locally the telemovie is distributed by ABC Commercial and internationally, the distribution is being handled by ZDF Enterprises. ""Alice-Miranda Friends Forever and Alice-Miranda – A Royal Christmas Ball have been sold to several European countries“We have been working with Suzanne Ryan and her highly creative team on many different projects and it is always a delight.  The sequel of Alice-Miranda is just another highlight of our valued partnership.  We are sure it will capture the hearts not only of young girls but also entire families.,” said Arne Lohmann, VP ZDFE.junior, ZDF Enterprises.

Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones tells the story of a vivacious 10-year-old girl, and her adventures at the Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy and beyond.  For Alice-Miranda, Millie and Jacinta, the new school year holds no shortage of excitement and surprises. With themes of friendship, bravery, kindness, and nobility throughout… this brand-new story with well-loved characters will delight six to nine year olds around the world. Directed by Australian Directors’ Guild winner, Jo Boag (2020 Best Direction in an Animated Project for Alice-Miranda Friends Forever) of SLR Productions, the telemovie was written by SLR Productions’ team of Melanie Alexander and Alexa Moses.  It was also produced by SLR Productions’ Yasmin Jones and Suzanne Ryan, CEO of SLR Productions was the Executive Producer. “I am so thrilled that Alice-Miranda and her friends are starring in a second movie brought to life once again by the talented team at SLR Productions.  Alice-Miranda: A Royal Christmas Ball is a rollicking adventure filled with friendship, family, fun and mysteries and perfect for young viewers,” said author of the bestselling Alice-Miranda series, Jacqueline Harvey.

The adventure starts on a royal cruise with Alice-Miranda’s Aunty Gee, Queen Georgiana. The theft of the crown jewels sets off a treasonous royal plot, which plays out across the "Queen’s Cup at Winchesterfield" and the "Royal Silver Jubilee Ball that Christmas.  In the end, it’s Alice-Miranda’s quick-thinking and bravery that saves the day, and even the monarchy. In November this year, Penguin Random House will release five telemovie tie-in books Alice Miranda – A Royal Christmas Ball: 2022 Diary, Alice Miranda – A Royal Christmas Ball: Paper Dolls, Alice Miranda – A Royal Christmas Ball: Sticker Colour Activity Book, Alice-Miranda: A Royal Christmas Ball: The Official Movie Script and Alice-Miranda 3 in 1: Collection Two: A Royal Christmas Ball Movie Tie-in. Alice-Miranda – A Royal Christmas Ball is a SLR Productions Picture for Stan and the 9Network. Principal production funding from Screen Australia.

Alice-Miranda along with her her friends Millie and Jacinta are ready for an exciting royal mystery filled with tiaras, bravery, ponies, a jewel thief, a horse thief and a royal forgery.  I am really excited for kids in Australia and around the world to see this new tele-movie based on the much-adored books by the talented and best-selling author.” Jacqueline Harvey CEO, SLR Productions