DIC Entertainment (stylised as DiC Entertainment; often shortened to DIC and pronounced "deek") was an animation company that created many programs, including Inspector Gadget, Heathcliff, and The Real Ghostbusters. They were responsible for almost all of the animated Mario shows, as well as other closely related shows such as Captain N: The Game Master and The Legend of Zelda.
DIC was started in 1971 by Jean Chalopin in France, as a subsidiary of Radio-Television Luxembourg. The company's American headquarters were established in 1982 in Burbank, California. In 1986, DIC was bought by Andy Heyward and it became an American company. At several points in time, DIC had been an independent company, but it has also been bought and sold by several larger companies, including Disney and ABC. On July 23, 2008, DIC was acquired by Cookie Jar Entertainment. Both were soon acquired by DHX Media in 2012.
Mario Series Produced By DIC
DIC and Video Games
DIC produced some of the most well-known cartoons based on video games. Along with the Mario series that they made, they also produced Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Battletoads, Captain N: The Game Master, Darkstalkers, Double Dragon, The Legend of Zelda, Pole Position, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Underground and Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?.