Jean Chalopin

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Jean Chalopin
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Born (1950-05-31) 31 May 1950 (age 69)
OccupationFilm director
Film producer
Years active1971–present

Jean Chalopin (born 31 May 1950) is a French producer and writer.[1]

Professional life[edit]

In 1971, Chalopin formed with the backing of Radio Television Luxembourg the company Diffusion, Information Communications (DIC) which later evolved into DIC Entertainment. At DIC, he wrote and produced programs animated by overseas studios.[2][3]

In 1987, Chalopin founded the company C&D (Creative and Development, fr: Créativité et Développement) after selling his shares in DiC and continued to produce cartoons in the late 1980s and 1990s. C&D had offices in Paris and Tokyo while setting up Jetlag Productions as its American affiliated company.[4] C&D had purchased the DIC library foreign distribution rights from Saban Entertainment soon after Saban had acquired them from DIC in 1987.[2] In 1996, Chalopin sold the C&D library to Fox Kids Worldwide, while the company itself was absorbed into Saban International Paris.[4]


Jean Chalopin is married to Chinese-Singaporean ex-Model, Ethel Chalopin. They have two children, Janvier and Tanis.


  1. ^ Adelson, Andrea (30 December 1987). "BUSINESS PEOPLE; For Maker of Cartoons, A Chance to Go Public". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 August 2010.
  2. ^ a b Perlmutter, David (2014). America Toons In: A History of Television Animation. pp. 207–212. ISBN 9780786476503. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  3. ^ Bates, James (29 December 1987). "DIC, Computer Memories Plan Merger : Cartoon Maker Seeks Easy Way to Go Public". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Deltec International Group". Isola Capital. Retrieved 27 January 2016.

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