History Creator / DicEntertainment

27th Sep '16 3:36:15 AM Mhazard
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Although the [[WordOfGod official]] pronunciation for the company's name is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLXP0TZ8s0Q "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]]. [=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]]. Only 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 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. 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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Although the [[WordOfGod official]] pronunciation for the company's name is [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLXP0TZ8s0Q 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]]. [=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]]. Only 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 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. 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).
23rd Sep '16 7:39:29 AM Mario1995
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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 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.

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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.
3rd Jul '16 2:58:08 AM Adept
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* ''[[ErnestPWorrell Hey Vern, It's Ernest!]]''

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* ''[[ErnestPWorrell ''[[Film/ErnestPWorrell Hey Vern, It's Ernest!]]''
23rd Jun '16 5:57:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''GadgetAndTheGadgetinis''
* ''GadgetBoyAndHeather''

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* ''GadgetAndTheGadgetinis''
''WesternAnimation/GadgetAndTheGadgetinis''
* ''GadgetBoyAndHeather''''WesternAnimation/GadgetBoyAndHeather''
2nd Jun '16 9:43:54 AM Mario1995
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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=] 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.

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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 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.
17th May '16 8:43:38 PM Daikun
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[[caption-width-right:320:Get your mind out of the gutter. It's pronounced "deek".]]

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[[caption-width-right:320:Get [[caption-width-right:320:[[LampshadedDoubleEntendre Get your mind out of the gutter. gutter.]] It's pronounced "deek".]]
18th Feb '16 8:14:35 AM rjd1922
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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 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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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.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]].
15th Jan '16 7:26:38 AM Anddrix
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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 an extremely long and [[ViewersAreMorons 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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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 an extremely long and [[ViewersAreMorons detailed]] 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]].
17th Nov '15 9:34:08 PM dsneybuf
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* ''Literature/{{Madeline}}'' (Co-Producers with {{CINAR}} for the 1988-1992 specials, Producers of the TV series and subsequent specials)

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* ''Literature/{{Madeline}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}}'' (Co-Producers with {{CINAR}} for the 1988-1992 specials, Producers of the TV series and subsequent specials)
23rd Oct '15 10:18:24 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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[[caption-width-right:320:Get your mind out of the gutter, it's pronounced "deek".]]

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[[caption-width-right:320:Get your mind out of the gutter, it's gutter. It's pronounced "deek".]]
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