DIC’s Sabrina, Gadget Go, Go to Japan

Through a new a pay television distribution deal between DIC Ent. and Walt Disney Television Int’l (Japan), Sabrina: The Animated Series and CG-animated special, Inspector Gadget’s Biggest Caper Ever, will air on Disney Channel Japan for the first time ever. Disney Channel has acquired 39 half-hour episodes of Sabrina, which debuted on June 20. The Gadget feature will debut in 2006.

Leslie Nelson, DIC’s senior VP of international sales and managing director of European operations, comments, "With the conclusion of this sale to Disney Channel Japan, we can now truly say that Sabrina and Inspector Gadget will be seen on television by children in every country around the globe."

Sabrina: The Animated Series centers on a cute, twelve-year-old with a big heart and an even bigger secret. The half mortal/half witch girl often “borrows” spells from the Spookie Jar and wreaks middle school havoc with her friend Harvey.

In Inspector Gadget’s Biggest Caper Ever, the bumbling bionic gumshoe is called back into action when a prehistoric giant flying lizard egg is found in Metro City. Gadget’s sixteen-year-old niece, Penny, and her dog, Brain, are along for the ride as our tricked-out hero tries to keep the egg out the hands of Claw, a super villain bent on world domination.

In addition to Sabrina and Inspector Gadget, DIC’s vast library of animated franchises includes Trollz, Strawberry Shortcake, Madeline, Liberty’s Kids, Where On Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?, Sonic The Hedgehog, Super Mario Bros. and Care Bears.