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DIC Entertainment

DiC Entertainment
Company nameThe Incredible World of DiC
Company typeLLC
IndustryAnimation, Production
children's
FateMerged into Cookie Jar Group
SuccessorCookie Jar Entertainment
Founded1971
Founder(s)Jean Chalopin
Defunct2008
HeadquartersBurbank, California, United States
Key peopleChairman & CEO:
Andy Heyward
ProductsChildren's television shows
ParentRadio-Television Luxembourg (1971-1986)
Independent (1986-1993, 2000-2008)
Capitol Cites Communications, Inc. (1993-1995)
The Walt Disney Company(1995-2000)
Cookie Jar Entertainment (2008-present)

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DIC Entertainment (pronounced "deek", rendered "DiC") was an international film and television production company. In addition to animated (and occasionally live-action) television shows such as Ulysses 31 (1981), Inspector Gadget (1983 1986), The Real Ghostbusters (1986 1991), Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990-1993), and the first two seasons of the English adaptation of Sailor Moon (1995 1998), DIC produced live-action feature films while under Disney, including 1998's Meet the Deedles and 1999's Inspector Gadget.

It was founded in 1971 as DIC Audiovisuel by Frenchman Jean Chalopin in Paris, as a subsidiary of Radio-Television Luxembourg (RTL). "DIC" was originally an acronym for Diffusion, Information et Communication. They later had a US office in Burbank. Andy Heyward then bought the business and DiC became an American company. The company was also known as The Incredible World of DiC, DiC. Audiovisuel, DiC Enterprises, DIC Animation City and DIC Productions. In 2008, the studio closed its doors, and was reallocated to Cookie Jar Entertainment.


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