Famous 5: On The Case an animated television series which is currently broadcast in the United Kingdom, on the Disney Channel. It is a British and French television co-production, loosely based on The Famous Five series of books created by Enid Blyton. At least some of the episodes have been developed by for television by Douglas Tuber and Tim Maile, the writers of the former Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire. On June 21, 2008 the show will also debut in Italy and Australia on Disney Channel.
They, like their parents before them, are accompanied by a pet dog named Timmy and they embark on a new series of adventures. During these adventures the new Famous Five are able to make use of newer technology such as laptop computers and mobile phones which had not been invented in their parents' day.
Tony Summerfield, also of the Enid Blyton Society, stated "The only loose connection is that they are the Famous Five's offspring. Inevitably, anything that is brought up to date is likely to be different, shall we say." Steve Aranguren, the vice president of global original programming at the Disney Channel stated that "We wanted to bring the sense of adventure in the original books to a new generation of Famous Five fans, however, we needed to give the characters a contemporary voice." 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." he also stated "we spoke to Enid Blyton's daughter and she thought her mother would love what we have done".
|Poland||Disney Channel||June 14, 2008|
|Sweden||Disney Channel||June 14, 2008|
|Italy||Disney Channel||June 21, 2008|
|Portugal||Disney Channel||June 28, 2008|
|Australia||Disney Channel||July 11, 2008|
|United Kingdom||Disney Channel||April 5, 2008|
|Ireland||RTÉ Two & TG4||October, 2008|
|Asia||Disney Channel Asia||October, 2008|
|Spain||Disney Channel||October, 2008|
|France||Disney Channel & France 3||November, 2008|