"Enid Blyton's Famous Five adventures are being turned into a Disney cartoon series.Full article here.
A British company, Chorion, is working with a French animation firm to make the series which will première in the UK in 2008.
A spokesman said the series was still popular around the world and every generation of children "deserved" to be entertained by the Famous Five.
The Famous Five children (and dog) are, aside from Noddy, perhaps the most famous of Blyton's characters.
Julian, Dick, Anne and George, with their dog Timmy, typically used their school holidays to chance upon a mystery which led to a chase and adventure.
It might mean scrambling through caves and smugglers' tunnels or exploring a remote island to unmask criminals in their work.
Whatever the obstacles, the team always found time to stop for a picnic which would typically include ginger beer.
Indeed, if the term "lashings of ginger beer" has become a catch-phrase for mocking Blyton's characters, they have delighted generations with their courage and sense of fair play.
A spokesman for Chorion told the Daily Telegraph the cartoon characters would not use old-fashioned terminology, but the adventures would remain true."
Let's hope the figures look better than those on the recent covers of the Secret Seven series: