DIC Entertainment

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DIC Entertainment
DIC Logo.jpg
Founded 1971­
Defunct 2008­
First Mario TV Show The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!­
Latest Mario TV Show Mario All Stars­
Current President Andy Heyward

DIC Entertainment (stylised as DiC Entertainment; often shortened to DIC and pronounced "deek") was an animation company that created and licensed many programs, including Inspector Gadget, Heathcliff, Sailor Moon, and The Real Ghostbusters.

DIC also produced a number of licensed animated series based on video games. In addition to shows such as the three original Sonic the Hedgehog cartoons (Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Sonic Underground), Double Dragon, and Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?, DIC were responsible for the three animated Mario shows, as well as other closely-related shows such as Captain N: The Game Master and The Legend of Zelda.


DIC logo between 1987-2001

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 and folded into Cookie Jar Entertainment. Both were soon acquired by DHX Media in 2012.

Mario series produced by DIC[edit]

Notable employees[edit]