Sunday, March 23, 2008
Gosh, this is jolly outrageous! Famous 5 are on the case.
Enid Blyton's stories have long outlived their creator and generations of readers who enjoyed the tales where kids were the main protagonists and ginger beer and cream buns were all the go in the picnic basket. Now, it seems, Disney has created a modern version with descendants of the original famous five. Instead of reaching for their ball of string and battery torches they are more likely to be checking out their iPods and laptops. Forget pirates and smugglers. Todays five are dealing with a DVD pirate factory. I am wondering what other people think of such classic titles being 'reborn' like this. (Not forgetting Thomas the Tank Engine, Blinky Bill, Spot etc.)