Following on from the success of the first telemovie Alice-Miranda Friends Forever which premiered in 2019, Nine Entertainment has commissioned a second animated adventure.
The sequel Alice-Miranda – A Royal Christmas Ball will premiere in Australia on Stan from October 15 and will be broadcast on 9GO! in December.
This is the latest story of Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones, 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.
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 produced by SLR Productions’ Yasmin Jones and Suzanne Ryan, CEO of SLR Productions, was the executive producer.
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 markets.
“‘Alice-Miranda along with 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 telemovie based on the much-adored books by the talented and best-selling author, Jacqueline Harvey,” said SLR Production’s CEO, Suzanne Ryan.
“We have been working with Suzanne Ryan and her highly creative team on many different projects and it is always a delight. The sequel 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 ZDFE junior vice president, Arne Lohmann.
“‘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 the 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.