Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Five go to Disney

Walt Disney has made its largest commitment to a television production outside the US after striking a deal to develop a new animated series in the UK.

The deal to develop Enid Blyton’s Famous Five stories, comes as Disney moves away from its traditional model of exporting US-made content and towards producing more of its content in local markets.
More from Matthew Garrahan in The Financial Times.

In The Telegraph, Tom Leonard welcomes the news - even though the stories will be rewritten by American writers.
After the decades of demonisation heaped on Blyton – racist, sexist, smug-middle-class-ist, -ist, -ist, -ist – the fact that a media company as fearsomely politically correct as Disney has turned to them for inspiration is remarkable.

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