DIC Re-Acquires 20 of Its Animated Shows from Disney

It seems like not a day goes by without some kinds of new development coming out of DIC Entertainment. Yesterday the company’s chairman and CEO Andy Heyward announced that the L.A. toon house has re-acquired 20 of its series from the Walt Disney Company and Jetix Europe for TV, home entertainment and consumer products

This means that DIC will now control various marketing and distribution rights for 750 half-hour episodes of shows such as Care Bears, Inspector Gadget, Heathcliff, Dennis the Menace, and The Littles, and more.

‘We have one of the largest libraries of animation in the world consisting of some of the most popular children’s properties ever, and we are thrilled to have these properties back in the DIC family,’ says Heyward. ‘There is always a huge demand for classic children’s programming, particularly in the home entertainment marketplace, and we look forward to offering our clients these series across multiple platforms.’

Among the titles returning to Andy and company are Inspector Gadget (86 half-hours), Beverly Hills Teens (65 half-hours), Care Bears (11 half-hours), Dennis the Menace (78 half-hours), Get Along Gang (13 half-hours), Heathcliff (86 half-hours), The Littles (29 half-hours) and Rainbow Brite (13 half-hours). DIC will be shopping the library, in addition to its newer titles such as Horseland and Trollz at the MIPTV market in France next month.