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Was DiC Entertainment ever good?

Discussion in 'The toonzone - General Animation Discussion' started by TheMisterManGuy, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. SB20xx

    SB20xx Oooooh!
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    "Bump in the Night" was produced by Danger Productions, in association with Green Grass Productions. DIC (and later Cookie Jar and DHX) only acquired/distributed it.
     
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    superkeegan9100 Well-known user and expert in cartoons

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    Which proves my point even further.
     
  3. AdrenalineRush1996

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    DIC co-produced it, actually.

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    superkeegan9100 Well-known user and expert in cartoons

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    Okay, I am SO confused right now...
     
  5. SB20xx

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    A co-production suggests DIC was involved in the actual making of the show. They were not.

    If you look at the credits of "Bump in the Night", you won't see the usual DIC executive producers (Andy Heyward, Mike Maliani, etc.) or usual DIC animation staff. Just because DIC's logo (or Cookie Jar or DHX nowadays) is at the end doesn't mean they produced it.
     
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    Okay then, thanks for clearing things up.
     
  7. AdrenalineRush1996

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    Again, just because they didn't appear in the credits doesn't mean they didn't co-produce the show. Check the company credits of the show on IMDb under "production companies".


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  8. SB20xx

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    IMDb is not infallible. They can be wrong.
     
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    So? Of course, IMDb is not 100% accurate but it doesn't stop people from saying that this show was a DIC co-production and not all of DIC shows were executive produced by Andy Heyward plus not all DIC shows had the same staff.

    The ones that are mostly incorrect from IMDb are the Trivia pages due to people posting false facts on them.


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  10. dumbfoolkid5

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    Very funny.

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    Think we'll ever see those characters in a reboot format or something?

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  12. dmxx116

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    After what they did to G.I.Joe post G.I.Joe:The Movie I'm going to have to say no.
     
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  13. Zeether

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    Ulysses 31 was distributed by them and was actually decent.

    (Also re: Sonic I'd take TSSZ News stuff with a huge grain of salt...)
     
  14. Antonio Bravo

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    Well, some of their shows were a hit and miss to me even though I liked their modern shows as a kid when they invented KOL Secret Slumber Party and Kewlopolis.
     
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    I gotta say I wasn't crazy with what DIC did with G.I. Joe as well, but considering I was a freshman in high school by that time, I wasn't exactly the target audience, but still.....did they REALLY have to kiddify as much as they did?

    I heard that Hasbro had a falling out with Sunbow, or they pulled their contract, or something, which is why G.I. Joe went to DIC. What was the full deal there? I know DIC did COPS for Hasbro in '88, did that have anything to do with it?
     
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    Any animation studio that gives the world the ALF: The Animated Series Theme Song automatically has SOME merit.
     
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    I actually liked some of their shows like sonic (SatAM), Real Ghostbusters, Planeteer, Carmen Sandiego and Mummies Alive, but I admit they aren't the best Quality cartoon. Maybe it's just the Nostalgia talking when it comes to those shows.
     
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    I like DiC's Sailor Moon dub. As a kid, I liked Strawberry Shortcake, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic SatAM, the Super Mario shows, and Sabrina.
     
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    Speaking of DIC, how is "Liberty's Kids"? The complete series (that's 40 episodes) is only $5, which is a heck of a deal.
     
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    I've been rewatching Ulysses 31 and you know what I think it's held up pretty well (despite the very wonky voice acting). I use this (and Mysterious Cities Of Gold) as proof that DiC could do really good shows (then again both those shows predated the toy/merch based cartoons that were very common in the 1980s)
     
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