• Noddy
  • LONDON - Chorion, a U.K. rights outfit that exports children's favorite "Noddy," has forked out an undisclosed sum for the rights to author Raymond Chandler's books including Los Angeles gumshoe Philip Marlowe. (variety.com)
  • On March 7, 2012, Classic Media brought the "Noddy" brand from Chorion and later brought the "Olivia" brand from them on March 19. (wikipedia.org)
  • owns
  • Chorion also owns rights to Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot titles, as well books by Georges Simenon and Margery Allingham. (variety.com)
  • Chorion also owns the rights to crime authors Raymond Chandler and Georges Simenon. (deadline.com)
  • Jeff Norton, of Chorion Limited, the company that owns the television rights to Enid Blyton's works, told the Press Association "We tried to imagine where the original Famous Five would go in their lives. (wikipedia.org)
  • children's
  • Following a management buyout in 2006, Chorion delivered one new children's TV show every year and launched an associated merchandise range at retail. (wikipedia.org)
  • company
  • For the entertainment company see Chorion (company). (wikipedia.org)
  • Chorion Limited was an international media production company with offices in London, New York and Sydney. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chorion was created in April 1998, as a new name for the London-based entertainment and retail company, Trocadero PLC. (wikipedia.org)
  • After several delays, this process was completed in May 2002 with the venue business spun off into a new company, Urbium PLC By 2002, with the company focused solely on media production, Chorion began a period of expansion driven by the acquisition of new literary properties and developing new TV and film to unlock their value. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2011, Sanrio, the Japanese design company best known as the creators of Hello Kitty, announced that they had reached an agreement to acquire the rights to the Mr. Men and Little Miss characters from Chorion after the company was forced into administration. (wikipedia.org)
  • The company bid for Chorion but the offer was rejected. (wikipedia.org)
  • Production company Chorion produced animated cartoons based on the books. (wikipedia.org)
  • acquisition
  • The deal gives Chorion a 75% stake in the new Raymond Chandler Ltd. (the Raymond Chandler estate retains the remaining equity) and is Chorion's first acquisition of a U.S. literary property. (variety.com)
  • million
  • In April 2004, after several months of negotiations, Chorion acquired the distribution rights to the Roger Hargreaves Mr. Men series for £28 million. (wikipedia.org)
  • Equity investor 3i bought Chorion for £111 million in 2006. (deadline.com)
  • However, in April 2004 Hargreaves's widow Christine sold the rights to the Mr. Men characters to the UK entertainment group Chorion, for £28 million. (wikipedia.org)
  • back
  • By February 2000, Chorion sold its ownership of the loss-making Trocadero Centre back to its previous owner, Burford Holdings. (wikipedia.org)
  • Yet Lord Alli has talked about floating Chorion back on the stock market as early as 2011. (deadline.com)
  • production
  • In June 1998, Chorion acquired the rights to the Agatha Christie literary estate, with a vision of reviving the crime brand through new TV production and exporting the property to the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • made
  • In July 2005, Chorion made a major step towards becoming an international business when it bought US-based Silver Lining Productions. (wikipedia.org)
  • brand
  • By buying the rights to such classics as "The Big Sleep" and "The Long Goodbye," Chorion said it had acquired a "powerful brand with opportunities for exploitation via U.S. film, television and multimedia as well as through publishing. (variety.com)
  • recent
  • No feature film of the author's works has appeared since 1978 and the most recent television adaptation was seven years ago," Chorion said. (variety.com)