DiC

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DiC Entertainment
Industry Animation, Production
children's
Fate Bought by Cookie Jar Group
Successor(s) Cookie Jar Entertainment[1]
When it was created 1971
Defunct 2008
Headquarters Burbank, California, United States
Key people Chairman & CEO:
Andy Heyward
Things made Children's television shows
The old DiC headquarters in Burbank, California, United States

DiC Entertainment (DiC) was an international movie and television production company founded in 1971 as DiC Audiovisuel by Jean Chalopin in France. In 2008 Cookie Jar Group bought out DiC and then merged it with Cookie Jar Entertainment.[2] Dic Entertainment is now owned by DHX Media

History[change | change source]

1980s[change | change source]

Its American arm was started in 1982 as DiC Enterprises. The company's United States headquarters were in Burbank, California.

In 1986, Andy Heyward bought the company, making the US headquarters the main base of operations.[3]

1990s[change | change source]

In 1993, DiC Animation City (as it was then known) and Capital Cities/ABC formed DIC Entertainment LP[4] and in 1995 it became a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.[3]

2000s[change | change source]

In 2000 with an investment by Bain Capital, Heyward re-purchased DiC Enterprises (as it was then known).[3][5] He purchased Bain Capital's part in 2004.

In 2003 DiC started a syndicated children's programming block called DiC Kids Network.[6][7]

In early 2006, DiC Entertainment and CBS Corporation signed a multi-year deal for a new 3-hour long programming block for Saturday mornings on CBS. The resulting KOL Secret Slumber Party on CBS was started the following fall.[8]

In April 2007, DiC Entertainment, Corus Entertainment's Nelvana and Sparrowhawk Media Group announced plans to start KidsCo, a new international children's entertainment network.

On June 20, 2008, it was announced that DiC would be bought out by Cookie Jar Group.[9] On July 23, 2008, Cookie Jar completed the buy out of DiC Entertainment,[2] and then it was merged with Cookie Jar Entertainment.

Productions[change | change source]

See List of Cookie Jar Entertainment programs

References[change | change source]

  1. "CBS RENEWS COOKIE JAR ENTERTAINMENT'S SATURDAY MORNING BLOCK FOR THREE MORE SEASONS". Cookie Jar Group. February 24, 2009. http://www.cjar.com/press/cj_press_20090224.php. Retrieved 2009-12-04.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "COOKIE JAR ENTERTAINMENT EXPANDS BRAND PORTFOLIO, TALENT AND GLOBAL REACH WITH CLOSING OF DIC TRANSACTION". Cookie Jar Group. 2008-07-23. http://www.cjar.com/press/cj_press_20080723a.php. Retrieved 2009-12-04.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Bain backing buyout of DIC". Variety. Sep. 18, 2000. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117786555.html?categoryid=18&cs=1&query=. Retrieved 2009-12-04.
  4. "DIC Ent. formed for kids TV fare". Variety. July 26, 1993. http://www.variety.com/article/VR108945.html?categoryid=14&cs=1&query=. Retrieved 2009-12-04.
  5. "DIC plays new toon". Variety. Nov. 20, 2000. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117789392.html?categoryid=18&cs=1&query=. Retrieved 2009-12-04.
  6. "DIC offers kidvid blocks". Variety. Jan. 28, 2003. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117879607.html?categoryid=1236&cs=1&query=. Retrieved 2009-12-04.
  7. "DIC sets 3 hours of kid programs". Variety. Aug. 12, 2003. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117890788.html?categoryid=14&cs=1&query=. Retrieved 2009-12-04.
  8. "CBS AND DIC ENTERTAINMENT PARTNER TO LAUNCH BRANDED KIDS PROGRAMMING BLOCK, "CBS'S SECRET SATURDAY MORNING SLUMBER PARTY"," DIC Entertainment
  9. "COOKIE JAR AND DIC ENTERTAINMENT TO MERGE, CREATING INDEPENDENT GLOBAL CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT AND EDUCATION POWERHOUSE". Cookie Jar Group. 2008-06-20. http://www.cjar.com/press/cj_press_20080620.php. Retrieved 2009-12-04.

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