Enid Blyton's Famous Five reborn as cartoon
By Nicole Martin Digital and Media Correspondent
Last Updated: 3:26pm GMT 19/03/2008
Gone are the lashings of ginger beer, sensible sweaters and rubber bands to ensnare villains.
The Famous Five have undergone a radical 21st century makeover for a new Disney cartoon series.
Famous Five reborn
The new characters uncover a pirate DVD factory
Jo, Max, Allie and Dylan are the children of Enid Blyton’s original characters and together with their pet dog Timmy embark on a new series of adventures.
But instead of crawling through secret tunnels with nothing more than a penknife and a ball of string, the iPod-wearing children fight off their enemies using mobile phones and other modern-day gadgets.
And while the original Five discovered smuggling operations and foiled kidnap plots, the new characters uncover a pirate DVD factory on nearby Shelter Island.