• 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)
  • 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
  • Equity investor 3i bought Chorion for £111 million in 2006. (deadline.com)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Yet Lord Alli has talked about floating Chorion back on the stock market as early as 2011. (deadline.com)
  • By February 2000, Chorion sold its ownership of the loss-making Trocadero Centre back to its previous owner, Burford Holdings. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • deals
  • Chorion has announced a string of new licensing and promotional deals, as well as partners for The World of Eric Carle in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Australia, Asia Pacific and Japan. (toydirectory.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)