DiC Entertainment (DiC) was an international/Canadian-American movie and television production company founded in 1971 as D.i.C. Audiovisuel by Jean Chalopin in France. In 2008 Cookie Jar Group bought out DiC and then merged it with Cookie Jar Entertainment. Dic Entertainment is now owned by DHX Media. In the 1985-1988 DiC theme, the 7th Yamaha DX7 internal factory patch "Marimba" or 7th Yamaha DX7 internal factory patch "Marimba" mixed with the synth noise/noise/Fairlight CMI III (1984-1989) patch "Choir" that is similar to the Roland D-50 synth noise/Roland D-50 noise.
|Limited liability company|
|Fate||Merged with and folded into Cookie Jar Group|
|Successor||Cookie Jar Group|
|Defunct||July 23, 2008|
|Headquarters||Burbank, California, U.S.|
|Andy Heyward (Chairman & CEO)|
|Products||Children's television shows|
|Owner||Radio Television Luxembourg (1971–1986)|
Independent (1986–1993, 2000–2008)
Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. (Limited Partnership, 1993–1995)
The Walt Disney Company (Limited Partnership, 1995–2000)
Its American arm was started in 1982 as DiC Enterprises. The company's United States headquarters were in Burbank, California.
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.
On June 20, 2008, it was announced that DiC would be bought out by Cookie Jar Group. On July 23, 2008, Cookie Jar completed the buy out of DiC Entertainment, and then it was merged with Cookie Jar Entertainment.
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