Chorion, sadly is no longer with us.

Forced to close in September 2011 following the banking collapse, their closure brought the end of a hugely triumphant company with an epic history.
Chorion was an expert entertainment content business that, through copyrights and long term licenses, developed and commercialised a massively successful, electrifying and all-embracing portfolio of now household names.
The copyrights and licenses they owned have become the best loved and most popular literary works and character brands in the world:

  • Michael Bond (Paddington Bear)
  • Beatrix Potter (Peter Rabbit and The World of Beatrix Potter)
  • Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple – amounting to 80 novels and short story collections, 19 plays and nearly 40 TV films),
  • Georges Simenon (Inspector Maigret),
  • Raymond Chandler (Philip Marlowe),
  • Enid Blyton (Noddy, The Famous Five, The Secret Seven, Naughty Girl, Malory Towers and the Wishing Chair Adventures
  • Roger Hargreaves  -  Mr. Men and Little Miss (such as Mr Happy, Mr Tickle, Mr Bump, Mr Messy, Mr Mischief, Mr Perfect, Mr Funny, Mr Grumpy and Little Miss Sunshine, Little Miss Chatterbox, Little Miss Giggles, Little Miss Stubborn, Little Miss Fun, Little Miss Naughty, Little Miss Bossy and Little Miss Trouble).
  • Ian Falconer (Olivia)
  • Eric Carle (The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The World of Eric Carle  -  the most celebrated children’s author / illustrator ever, with 88 million books sold)
  • Rosemary Wells (Max & Ruby)
  • Babette Cole (Princess Smartypants)
  • Nicolas Freeling, crime novelist, (37 of detective novels including the Van der Valk series)
  • Margery Allingham, crime novelist (20 novels and 44 short stories including the Albert Campion series)
  • Edmund Crispin, crime author (9 novels and 42 short stories)
  • Dennis Wheatley, thriller and occult novelist (65 novels including The Devil Rides Out)
  • Anne Gutman (Gaspard and Lisa  - with illustrations by Georg Hallensleben)
  • Robin Epstein (Groovy Girls )



history and development of Chorion UK