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London: There never were any lashings of ginger beer when the original Famous Five went adventuring. That was the creation of the spoofFive Go Mad in Dorset. But everything else about Enid Blyton’s young friends and their jolly scrapes is to get a new lease on life in the first animated series to feature Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog.
Waheed Alli, the television entrepreneur now chairman of Chorion, said, “The Famous Five represent the heartland of Blyton for generations of young readers throughout Europe.”
The company regained control of the rights to make new television programmes last month when a previous deal lapsed and immediately set about capitalising on what Lord Alli described as “this valuable brand”.
The first Famous Five adventure, Five on a Treasure Island, was published in 1942; it was followed by a further 20.
They have never been out of print, have been translated into 30 languages and still sell 1.4 million copies every year in Europe.
Publishers in France and Germany regularly commission ghost-written titles and UK publishers have developed a spin-off series featuring the tomboy character George, short for Georgina, the character Blyton based on herself at the age of 12.
Source : Mumbai Mirror
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