History Creator / DiCEntertainment

15th Nov '17 12:39:55 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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The company is mostly remembered for its [[VanityPlate closing logos]] that appeared at the very end of its shows. Its most notable was the "Kid in Bed" logo, in which a camera zoomed in above a boy who was sleeping in his bed and through his bedroom window, where the [=DIC=] logo formed outside. A child's voiceover then says the company's name. This closing logo, first used in 1987, went through various variations before being replaced altogether in the early 2000s. More information on this and the other closing logos for [=DIC=] can be found [[http://www.closinglogos.com/page/DiC+Entertainment here]].

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The company is mostly remembered for its [[VanityPlate closing logos]] that appeared at the very end of its shows. Its most notable was the "Kid in Bed" logo, in which a camera zoomed in above a boy who was sleeping in his bed and through his bedroom window, where the [=DIC=] logo formed outside. A child's voiceover then says the company's name. This closing logo, first used in 1987, went through various variations before being replaced altogether in the early 2000s.2001. More information on this and the other closing logos for [=DIC=] can be found [[http://www.closinglogos.com/page/DiC+Entertainment here]].



[=DIC=] worked with Creator/TMSEntertainment early on [[note]]they also worked with other notable animation companies, such as Creator/{{Sunrise}}, Creator/ToeiAnimation, Creator/{{AIC}}, Creator/ProductionReed, Creator/StudioShaft, Creator/HanhoHeungUp, Creator/StudioPierrot, Creator/StudioGallop and Creator/WangFilmProductions during this period[[/note]], switching to studios like Creator/KKCAndDAsia, Creator/HongYing, Creator/{{Saerom}} and Creator/SeiYoung later on as Creator/{{Disney}} and later Creator/WarnerBros were giving TMS more money for their shows. As a result, the higher-quality shows of the company's heyday in TheEighties (including ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'', ''WesternAnimation/JayceAndTheWheeledWarriors'', ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}'', ''WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinosaucers}}'', and so on) gave way to cheaper cartoons based on the ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog Sonic The Hedgehog]]'' video games. It is also infamous among the anime community for its [[CutAndPasteTranslation dub]] of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' although in that case it is often a subject of {{misblame|d}} since the voices, dub script, and most of the editing was done by Optimum Productions.

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[=DIC=] worked with Creator/TMSEntertainment early on [[note]]they also worked with other notable animation companies, such as Creator/{{Sunrise}}, Creator/ToeiAnimation, Creator/{{AIC}}, Creator/ProductionReed, Creator/StudioShaft, Creator/HanhoHeungUp, Creator/StudioPierrot, Creator/StudioGallop and Creator/WangFilmProductions during this period[[/note]], switching to studios like Creator/KKCAndDAsia, Creator/HongYing, Creator/{{Saerom}} and Creator/SeiYoung later on as Creator/{{Disney}} and later Creator/WarnerBros were giving TMS more money for their shows. As a result, the higher-quality shows of the company's heyday in TheEighties (including ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'', ''WesternAnimation/JayceAndTheWheeledWarriors'', ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}'', ''WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinosaucers}}'', and so on) gave way to cheaper cartoons such as the ones based on the ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog Sonic The Hedgehog]]'' video games. It is also infamous among the anime community for its [[CutAndPasteTranslation dub]] of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' ''Anime/SailorMoon'', although in that case it is often a subject of {{misblame|d}} since the voices, dub script, and most of the editing was done by Optimum Productions.
13th Nov '17 10:43:45 PM lalalei2001
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'''[=DiC=] Entertainment''' was a production company that started as a subsidiary of Radio-Television UsefulNotes/{{Luxembourg}} in 1971, that would go on to produce many kids' cartoons, especially in the 1980s. Its name is an acronym for '''Diffusion, Information et Communication'''. It was founded by Jean Chalopin. Andy Heyward acquired [=DiC=] in 1986 from Chalopin. He continued to head [=DiC=] until it was acquired by Creator/CookieJarEntertainment in 2008. Heyward is currently the head of Creator/GeniusBrandsEntertainment, which he founded in 2015.

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'''[=DiC=] Entertainment''' was a production company that started as a subsidiary of Radio-Television UsefulNotes/{{Luxembourg}} in 1971, that would go on to produce many kids' cartoons, especially in the 1980s. Its name is an acronym for '''Diffusion, Information et Communication'''. It was founded by Jean Chalopin. Andy Heyward acquired [=DiC=] in 1986 from Chalopin. He continued to head [=DiC=] until it was acquired by Creator/CookieJarEntertainment in 2008. Heyward is currently the head of Creator/GeniusBrandsEntertainment, Creator/GeniusBrandsInternational, which he founded bought in 2015.
13th Nov '17 10:42:28 PM lalalei2001
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'''[=DiC=] Entertainment''' was a production company that started as a subsidiary of Radio-Television UsefulNotes/{{Luxembourg}} in 1971, that would go on to produce many kids' cartoons, especially in the 1980s. Its name is an acronym for '''Diffusion, Information et Communication'''. It was founded by Jean Chalopin. Andy Heyward acquired [=DiC=] in 1986 from Chalopin. He continued to head [=DiC=] until it was acquired by Creator/CookieJarEntertainment in 2008. Heyward is currently the head of Creator/ASquaredEntertainment, which he founded in 2011.

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'''[=DiC=] Entertainment''' was a production company that started as a subsidiary of Radio-Television UsefulNotes/{{Luxembourg}} in 1971, that would go on to produce many kids' cartoons, especially in the 1980s. Its name is an acronym for '''Diffusion, Information et Communication'''. It was founded by Jean Chalopin. Andy Heyward acquired [=DiC=] in 1986 from Chalopin. He continued to head [=DiC=] until it was acquired by Creator/CookieJarEntertainment in 2008. Heyward is currently the head of Creator/ASquaredEntertainment, Creator/GeniusBrandsEntertainment, which he founded in 2011.
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[=DiC=] remained an independent studio for much of its days under Heyward's watch, until 1993 when it formed a joint venture with Captial Cities, the then-parent company of the Creator/{{ABC}} network. It became a subsidiary of Creator/{{Disney}} after their takeover of Capital Cities in 1996. Unlike ABC, Disney had little interest with [=DiC=] (in large part because of its preference of cheap OffModel animation, [[ArtStyleDissonance something Disney is not known for at all]]) and sold the studio back to Heyward in 2000. In 2008, the studio was acquired by Creator/CookieJarEntertainment, which itself was acquired by Creator/DHXMedia in 2012. Currently, with certain exceptions, all of [=DiC=]'s programming archive are controlled by DHX.

Although the [[WordOfGod official]] pronunciation for the company's name is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-BvE_LvdhM "deek"]], it has become easy for one to joke about the fact that the name is [[UnfortunateName one letter away]] from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHO84rOp8FQ sounding like "dick"]]. Andy Heyward had the pronunciation set up that way in honor of his father, Louis "Deke" Heyward, who himself worked in the television business as vice president of development for [[Creator/JackBarry Barry & Enright Productions]].

[=DIC=] has come to be described as an acronym for ''"Do It Cheap"'', although in the early days, they worked with Creator/TMSEntertainment (they weren't nearly as cheap as Creator/{{Filmation}}, as TMS was '''very''' expensive) [[note]]they also worked with other notable animation companies, such as Creator/{{Sunrise}}, Creator/ToeiAnimation, Creator/{{AIC}}, Creator/ProductionReed, Creator/StudioShaft, Creator/HanhoHeungUp, Creator/StudioPierrot, Creator/StudioGallop and Creator/WangFilmProductions during this period[[/note]]. They only switched to studios like Creator/KKCAndDAsia, Creator/HongYing, Creator/{{Saerom}} and Creator/SeiYoung later on as Creator/{{Disney}} and later Creator/WarnerBros were giving TMS more money for their shows. As a result, the higher-quality shows of the company's heyday in TheEighties (including ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'', ''WesternAnimation/JayceAndTheWheeledWarriors'', ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}'', ''WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinosaucers}}'', and so on) would eventually give way to their unfortunately arguably better-remembered DorkAge, particularly its cartoons based on the ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog Sonic The Hedgehog]]'' video games, which are also a frequent source in WebAnimation/YouTubePoop (although the [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM Saturday-morning Sonic cartoon]] hasn't seen much use in YTP and still holds a serious fan following to this day). It is also infamous among the anime community for its [[CutAndPasteTranslation dub]] of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' (although in that case it is often a subject of {{misblame|d}} since the voices, dub script, and most of the editing was done by Optimum Productions).

They have also released [[http://cinemassacre.com/2011/04/01/super-mario-bros-super-show-dvd-menu-screen-review/ EasyPlay]] [=DVDs=] in the late '90s distributed by Creator/{{Lionsgate}}, in which you can hear Inspector Gadget deliver [[ForcedTutorial an extremely long and detailed lecture on how to use it]]. This is [[JustifiedTrope somewhat justified]] since [=DVDs=] were still new at the time, though because you have to "move the glow" to the [=DiC=] logo and click on it, [[FridgeLogic you already know how to use it anyway]].

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[=DiC=] remained an independent studio for much of its days under Heyward's watch, until 1993 when it formed a joint venture with Captial Cities, the then-parent company of the Creator/{{ABC}} network. It became a subsidiary of Creator/{{Disney}} after their takeover of Capital Cities in 1996. Unlike ABC, Disney had little interest with [=DiC=] (in large part because of its preference of cheap OffModel animation, [[ArtStyleDissonance something Disney is not known for at all]]) [=DiC=], and sold the studio back to Heyward in 2000. In 2008, the studio was acquired by Creator/CookieJarEntertainment, which itself was acquired by Creator/DHXMedia in 2012. Currently, with certain exceptions, all of [=DiC=]'s programming archive are controlled by DHX.

Although the [[WordOfGod official]] pronunciation for the company's name is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-BvE_LvdhM "deek"]], it has become easy for one to joke about the fact that the name is [[UnfortunateName one letter away]] from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHO84rOp8FQ sounding like "dick"]]. Andy Heyward had the pronunciation set up that way in honor of his father, Louis "Deke" Heyward, who himself worked in the television business as vice president of development for [[Creator/JackBarry Barry & Enright Productions]].

[=DIC=] has come to be described as an acronym for ''"Do It Cheap"'', although in the early days, they worked with Creator/TMSEntertainment (they weren't nearly as cheap as Creator/{{Filmation}}, as TMS was '''very''' expensive) early on [[note]]they also worked with other notable animation companies, such as Creator/{{Sunrise}}, Creator/ToeiAnimation, Creator/{{AIC}}, Creator/ProductionReed, Creator/StudioShaft, Creator/HanhoHeungUp, Creator/StudioPierrot, Creator/StudioGallop and Creator/WangFilmProductions during this period[[/note]]. They only switched period[[/note]], switching to studios like Creator/KKCAndDAsia, Creator/HongYing, Creator/{{Saerom}} and Creator/SeiYoung later on as Creator/{{Disney}} and later Creator/WarnerBros were giving TMS more money for their shows. As a result, the higher-quality shows of the company's heyday in TheEighties (including ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'', ''WesternAnimation/JayceAndTheWheeledWarriors'', ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}'', ''WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinosaucers}}'', and so on) would eventually give gave way to their unfortunately arguably better-remembered DorkAge, particularly its cheaper cartoons based on the ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog Sonic The Hedgehog]]'' video games, which are also a frequent source in WebAnimation/YouTubePoop (although the [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM Saturday-morning Sonic cartoon]] hasn't seen much use in YTP and still holds a serious fan following to this day). games. It is also infamous among the anime community for its [[CutAndPasteTranslation dub]] of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' (although although in that case it is often a subject of {{misblame|d}} since the voices, dub script, and most of the editing was done by Optimum Productions).

Productions.

They have also released [[http://cinemassacre.com/2011/04/01/super-mario-bros-super-show-dvd-menu-screen-review/ EasyPlay]] [=DVDs=] in the late '90s distributed by Creator/{{Lionsgate}}, in which you can hear Inspector Gadget deliver [[ForcedTutorial an extremely long and detailed lecture on how to use it]]. This is [[JustifiedTrope somewhat justified]] since [=DVDs=] were still new at the time, though because you have to "move the glow" to the [=DiC=] logo and click on it, [[FridgeLogic you already know how to use it anyway]].
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29th Oct '17 11:34:13 AM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}}'' (Co-Producers with {{CINAR}} for the 1988-1992 specials, Producers of the TV series and subsequent specials)

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}}'' (Co-Producers with {{CINAR}} Creator/{{CINAR}} for the 1988-1992 specials, Producers of the TV series and subsequent specials)
15th Oct '17 8:16:28 AM DrySoul
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Although the [[WordOfGod official]] pronunciation for the company's name is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-BvE_LvdhM "deek"]], it has become easy for one to joke about the fact that the name is one letter away from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHO84rOp8FQ sounding like "dick"]]. Andy Heyward had the pronunciation set up that way in honor of his father, Louis "Deke" Heyward, who himself worked in the television business as vice president of development for [[Creator/JackBarry Barry & Enright Productions]].

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Although the [[WordOfGod official]] pronunciation for the company's name is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-BvE_LvdhM "deek"]], it has become easy for one to joke about the fact that the name is [[UnfortunateName one letter away away]] from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHO84rOp8FQ sounding like "dick"]]. Andy Heyward had the pronunciation set up that way in honor of his father, Louis "Deke" Heyward, who himself worked in the television business as vice president of development for [[Creator/JackBarry Barry & Enright Productions]].
12th Oct '17 1:05:00 PM CRE040295
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* ''Anime/SpeedRacerX'' (first thirteen episodes only due to the [[ScrewedByTheLawyers lawsuit]] with Speed Racer Enterprises.)
1st Jul '17 9:10:57 AM RAMChYLD
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'''[=DiC=] Entertainment''' was a production company that started as a subsidiary of Radio-Television UsefulNotes/{{Luxembourg}} in 1971, that would go on to produce many kids' cartoons, especially in the 1980s. Its name is an acronym for '''Diffusion, Information et Communication'''. It was founded by Jean Chalopin. Andy Heyward acquired [=DiC=] in 1986 from Chalopin. He continued to head [=DiC=] until it was acquired in 2008. Heyward is currently the head of Creator/ASquaredEntertainment, which he founded in 2011.

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'''[=DiC=] Entertainment''' was a production company that started as a subsidiary of Radio-Television UsefulNotes/{{Luxembourg}} in 1971, that would go on to produce many kids' cartoons, especially in the 1980s. Its name is an acronym for '''Diffusion, Information et Communication'''. It was founded by Jean Chalopin. Andy Heyward acquired [=DiC=] in 1986 from Chalopin. He continued to head [=DiC=] until it was acquired by Creator/CookieJarEntertainment in 2008. Heyward is currently the head of Creator/ASquaredEntertainment, which he founded in 2011.
11th Jun '17 5:35:34 PM nombretomado
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[=DIC=] has come to be described as an acronym for ''"Do It Cheap"'', although in the early days, they worked with Creator/TMSEntertainment (they weren't nearly as cheap as Creator/{{Filmation}}, as TMS was '''very''' expensive) [[note]]they also worked with other notable animation companies, such as Creator/{{Sunrise}}, Creator/ToeiAnimation, Creator/{{AIC}}, Creator/ProductionReed, Creator/StudioShaft, Creator/HanhoHeungUp, Creator/StudioPierrot, Creator/StudioGallop and Creator/WangFilmProductions during this period[[/note]]. They only switched to studios like Creator/KKCAndDAsia, Creator/HongYing, Creator/{{Saerom}} and Creator/SeiYoung later on as Creator/{{Disney}} and later Creator/WarnerBros were giving TMS more money for their shows. As a result, the higher-quality shows of the company's heyday in TheEighties (including ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'', ''WesternAnimation/JayceAndTheWheeledWarriors'', ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}'', ''WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinosaucers}}'', and so on) would eventually give way to their unfortunately arguably better-remembered DorkAge, particularly its cartoons based on the ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog Sonic The Hedgehog]]'' video games, which are also a frequent source in YouTubePoop (although the [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM Saturday-morning Sonic cartoon]] hasn't seen much use in YTP and still holds a serious fan following to this day). It is also infamous among the anime community for its [[CutAndPasteTranslation dub]] of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' (although in that case it is often a subject of {{misblame|d}} since the voices, dub script, and most of the editing was done by Optimum Productions).

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[=DIC=] has come to be described as an acronym for ''"Do It Cheap"'', although in the early days, they worked with Creator/TMSEntertainment (they weren't nearly as cheap as Creator/{{Filmation}}, as TMS was '''very''' expensive) [[note]]they also worked with other notable animation companies, such as Creator/{{Sunrise}}, Creator/ToeiAnimation, Creator/{{AIC}}, Creator/ProductionReed, Creator/StudioShaft, Creator/HanhoHeungUp, Creator/StudioPierrot, Creator/StudioGallop and Creator/WangFilmProductions during this period[[/note]]. They only switched to studios like Creator/KKCAndDAsia, Creator/HongYing, Creator/{{Saerom}} and Creator/SeiYoung later on as Creator/{{Disney}} and later Creator/WarnerBros were giving TMS more money for their shows. As a result, the higher-quality shows of the company's heyday in TheEighties (including ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'', ''WesternAnimation/JayceAndTheWheeledWarriors'', ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}'', ''WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinosaucers}}'', and so on) would eventually give way to their unfortunately arguably better-remembered DorkAge, particularly its cartoons based on the ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog Sonic The Hedgehog]]'' video games, which are also a frequent source in YouTubePoop WebAnimation/YouTubePoop (although the [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM Saturday-morning Sonic cartoon]] hasn't seen much use in YTP and still holds a serious fan following to this day). It is also infamous among the anime community for its [[CutAndPasteTranslation dub]] of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' (although in that case it is often a subject of {{misblame|d}} since the voices, dub script, and most of the editing was done by Optimum Productions).
3rd Jun '17 7:42:28 PM C2
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'''[=DiC=] Entertainment''' was a production company that started as a subsidiary of Radio-Television UsefulNotes/{{Luxembourg}} in 1971, that would go on to produce many kids' cartoons, especially in the 1980s. Its name is an acronym for '''Diffusion, Information et Communication'''. It was founded by Jean Chalopin. Andy Heyward acquired [=DiC=] in 1986 from Chalopin. He continued to head [=DiC=] until 2008. Heyward is currently the head of Creator/ASquaredEntertainment, which he founded in 2011.

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'''[=DiC=] Entertainment''' was a production company that started as a subsidiary of Radio-Television UsefulNotes/{{Luxembourg}} in 1971, that would go on to produce many kids' cartoons, especially in the 1980s. Its name is an acronym for '''Diffusion, Information et Communication'''. It was founded by Jean Chalopin. Andy Heyward acquired [=DiC=] in 1986 from Chalopin. He continued to head [=DiC=] until it was acquired in 2008. Heyward is currently the head of Creator/ASquaredEntertainment, which he founded in 2011.
6th Feb '17 12:34:26 AM CaptainTedium
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}''
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