Talk:DIC Entertainment

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Capitalization[edit]

Is it DiC or DIC? It's spelled both ways here. I always thought it was DiC (judging from the logos), but the official website makes it seem as though DIC is correct. Can anyone find some information about which way it should be? Imaginaryoctopus(talk) 06:18, 8 January 2006 (UTC)

I think that it is DIC, not DiC, because over the end credits for many of its shows, specials, and movies, it is spelled that way. "DiC" is also spelled completely using capitalization when it appears on video and DVD packaging. MattFisher 22:25, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
The logo on their web site shows it as DiC, although text on the site shows it as DIC. Corporate page Netmaster5k 11:59, 23 May 2006 (UTC)
It's "DIC". As indicated in the article, it was originally an acronym. However, "DiC" is also correct, since the logo has a dotted (i.e., lowercase) "i". Brittany Ka 14:04, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Requested page move?[edit]

I believe DiC Entertainment should be moved to DIC Entertainment for the many reasons explained in the section above. --Roadrunner3000 23:58, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

Add *Support or *Oppose followed by an optional one sentence explanation, then sign your vote with ~~~~
  • Support. Imaginaryoctopus(talk) 16:07, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Support. Their official name has always been "DIC" and can be seen in copyright statements. --Mégara (Мегъра) - D. Mavrov 23:15, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Support Alex 05:51, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose Chaz 21:30, 14 March 2006 (UTC) It appears as "DiC" in all logos. It should remain this way.
  • Support. I was orginally gonna say oppose, but the name appears as "DIC" in everything except their logo. TJ Spyke 03:40, 28 July 2006 (UTC)
  • It's supposed to be spelled DiC because using DIC sounds somewhat offensive in a vulger way when other people is seeing that name spelled that way. King Shadeed 13:30, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Tribune Entertainment[edit]

When did Tribune Entertainment start distributing DiC's cartoons? King Shadeed 00:12, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

Viacom Distribution[edit]

I'm pretty sure Viacom Enterprises distributed many of DiC's series in the 80's-early 90's, not just The Super Mario Bros. Super Show.

DiC's Distributors[edit]

DiC's distributors were: Viacom Enterprises (on some cartoons), LBS Communications, Buena Vista Television, Saban (both until 2001), and its current distributors Tribune Entertainment (with most cartoons), Warner Bros. Television with Captain Planet and The Smurfs, Sony Pictures Television with The Real Ghostbusters, Slimer! and the Real Ghostbusters, MGM's Stargate Infinity, and All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series, and finally Alliance Atlantis Communications' Ace Lightning. King Shadeed 19:21, 29 May 2006 (UTC)

About the Pronounciation[edit]

The mistakes comes from anglophones who assume that DiC is an American company. In actuality, DiC was started in Luxembourg by a Frenchman (Jean Chalopin). He used the acronym DiC for Distribution Information Communication. Since DiC means nothing in French (good or bad), he saw no reason why not to use the acronym. Why should he have worried that in some obscure language it might mean something? That's why he kept his sensible and meaningful acronym. Whether DiC sounds funny to some anglophones or some woloffophones is irrelevant.


—Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.72.92.4 (talk) 05:16, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

First of all, English isn't an "obscure language" and secondly DIC programming was primarily shown to English speaking audiences, which completely nullifies your argument. You assume the mistake comes from anglophones assuming it's an American company. That's mereley an opinion. Personally I remember the name being called "dick" by the little kid a long time ago, and apparently I'm not the only one, so either it's a convention of language development, or the company actually called itself 'dick'. Promontoriumispromontorium (talk) 21:07, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

I found a YouTube video that proves it was pronounced "dick" not "deek" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWDMFm4EjXs 30 seconds in it is shown a few times. Promontoriumispromontorium (talk) 21:14, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

I changed it to "dick" at first seriously. But then someone called it "sexual behaviour" and reversed it. This really annoyed me, so yes, it did become sexual; to preconcieve me as overly sexed then you should expect further "vandalism" to reoccur. I'm sure the kid says "dick" at the end of each episode of a DiC cartoon, I could be wrong.

I remember possibly hearing it as "dick" in the 80's, but now I can clearly hear them say, "deek".--Peter Tangney 13:52, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

I also very, very clearly remember it being called "dick" when I was a kid. I caught hell for repeating it regularly. I'm sure that's why the kid at the ending wrap stopped saying it. ;) I do know that they have since changed it to "deek". Fr0 12:12, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

Don't feel bad you all. Back when I was four, I said "dick" and my mother hit me for saying that! King Shadeed 14:19, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

I don't know if it was always this way, but currently it's offically pronounce "Deek". TJ Spyke 03:41, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

It's always been "deek". One of the closing vanity logos had a small child saying "deek". I only heard "deek" and never heard "dick". See [1] -- 12.116.162.162 17:35, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

That clip hardly puts the controversy to rest...several of the early ones could go either way. In fact, one of them sounds an awful lot like a child with an accent of some sort saying 'dick'. Regardless, the company's originators ought to have put some thought into finding a creative (and less offensive) name for their children's programming production company, instead of being lazy and using an ill-chosen acronym. Had their company's original name contained words like 'Foundation' and 'United', would they have chosen to call themselves 'FuC' (pronounced 'fuke', of course)? One would think that a company entering a foreign market would take the time to find out if its own name, in its original language, has any particular meaning in the tongue(s) spoken in that market. I know that if I were running a company trying to distribute children's television programming in Central America, for example, I would make darn sure that my company's name didn't sound like a slang term for 'penis' in spanish! But maybe that's just me... -Grammaticus Repairo 16:21, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

The changed the pronucation to 'Deek' but out of stupidity it was originally 'dick'. They also changed the logo for simalar sex reason —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.41.76.19 (talk) 20:52, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Why would they change their pronunciation just because that saying was considered funny among fifth-grade boys? USN1977 (talk) 00:23, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Because it would be considered offensive by other demographics.82.10.236.187 (talk) 12:44, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

The DiC "Kid In Bed"[edit]

I loved this logo. Why did they have to change it?

Probably for the same reason they changed "dick" to "deek", because maybe it promotes some negative child-abuse connontation or something or other - today's society is wacked.

better later than never[edit]

lol those b******* never credited the real workers, the real artists who did the dirty job were in Japan, South Korea or China. DiC are only bankers. Here's the list for all credited studio with their country of origin. its up to you to correct the article and reveal the untold truth. i've no time to it by now cuz it's too long, haha! so i let you the black list. good luck people. Paris By Night 18:53, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

2001 DiC logo was returned[edit]

DiC was not replaced with a newer logo in 2007, but DiC "Incredible World" logo remained for TV shows since early

The Incredible World of DIC logo debuted in 2002.[edit]

Hi there.

The Incredible World of DIC logo, announcer taken from the "Kid in Bed" logo (the precursor of the The Incredible World of DIC logo), debuted not in 2001, it's in early 2003. It is seen on the "Kid in Bed" logo, to take the place of the word "DiC". So, thanks for the memories as well. --Austin's DIC closing logo fan 14:08, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

It's in early 2002. Not 2003! --Austin's DIC closing logo fan 20:33, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
Who cares? —tregoweth (talk) 04:44, 21 January 2007 (UTC)
Why, tregoweth, why? The Incredible World of DIC logo was debuted in 2002 instead. --Austin's DIC closing logo fan 06:37, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit]

I don't understand -- I see nothing but a blank white rectangle!?!? Explain this please!!! --WIKISCRIPPS 07 TUE JAN 23 2007 10:20 PM EST

  • Someone keeps adding a blank image, I guess as a placeholder or in hopes that someone will upload the proper image. —tregoweth (talk) 03:30, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

Inspector Gadget DIC[edit]

Austin's DiC end logo fan (talk) has uploaded the screen capture of the one of the first DIC customized end logos ever featuring Inspector Gadget -- which was tagged onto the end of the 1983 season. I like that one - if I never seen this custom logo, it's below. Austin's DiC end logo fan also uploaded a screen cap of the The Littles's customized end logo featuring Dinky Little, which was throughtout its entire run and spanning for 3 seasons from 1983-1986:

Image:Dic_Gadget_logo.jpg Image:Dic_Littles_logo.jpg

Although we have 2 DIC customized end logos, those three pictures are missing: The Christmas version of the "Green Vortex" logo, the DIC "Orange Vortex" logo, and the yellow version of the DIC "Vortex" logo (seen on Heathcliff: The Movie). --Austin's DiC end logo fan 01:53, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

  • This is an encyclopedia, not a logo collection. Please stop posting logo pictures and logo trivia here. —tregoweth (talk) 02:03, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

DiC's messing up Anime Hits[edit]

The article must include about the heavy and childish edition made to joys of japanese animation. Some anime series had a great hit in many countries around the world, but due DiC and it's "better improvement" changing background music (even it was instrumental),in United States was a great failure. One example, is Saint Seiya (called Knights of Zodiac) had a incredible sucess in Latin America and Europe, but in USA not. I understand they made some edition because it was violent, but changing the storyline and background music was unnecessary. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 189.174.15.9 (talk) 01:29, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

If you have a reliable source then the info can be added to the article. But if you don't have a reliable source then the info can not be added to the article. Powergate92Talk 01:22, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

What happened to the original DIC Europe[edit]

This article has no mention about the original DIC in Europe. In fact, the French article says it had Japanese (K.K. DIC) and American arms (DIC Enterprises), and describes the end of DIC being November 2000. -- JSH-alive talkcontmail 10:39, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

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