DiC Home Entertainment

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Logo descriptions by WileE2005, ExclaimEntertainment and mr3urious
Logo captures by Eric S., V of Doom, ExclaimEntertainment, AnoobisSaibotis, and others
Video capture courtesy of retro VHS trailers, Alscor, and Guillermo A. Martinez
Editions by Mr. Logo Lord, V of Doom, Nathan B, and BenderRoblox

Background: DIC Home Entertainment was the home entertainment arm of DiC Entertainment Corp. (later "Cookie Jar Entertainment, Inc.", now "DHX Media"), established in 2001 to distribute DIC releases on video. Previously, DIC released their material through their "DIC Video" and "DIC Toon-Time Video" labels.

1st Logo

285px|DiC Video (1987)Nickname: "Constellation"

Logo: Just a still variant of the 1987 DIC logo, with a slightly different space background and "VIDEO" in white between two lines underneath.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Extremely rare. This is only known to appear on
Heathcliff releases. Most releases that use this logo on the packaging (like other Golden Book Video or Kids Klassics releases) just use the regular 1987 logo or the "PRESENTS" version of the latter.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo

Nicknames: "Deek!", "DIC TV"

Logo: Same as the 1990 version of the "Kid in Bed" logo, except the spiked star is replaced with just a shining star in the distance. Then, a crudely-drawn yellow cartoon TV with a blue screen and the DiC logo (in silver) in it zooms in, and "TOON-TIME VIDEO" ("TOON-TIME" is in blue while "VIDEO" is in purple) appears below it in a crude font, with 2 eyes in place of the 2 "O"s in "TOON".

FX/SFX: Same as the TV variant, as well as the TV zooming in, and "TOON-TIME VIDEO" appearing.

Music/Sounds: Same as the TV counterpart.

Availability: Extremely rare. Only known to appear on the 1991 BMG Kidz release of Wish Kid. It might have been seen on other BMG Kidz DIC releases as well. The Buena Vista Home Video reissues of those tapes simply use the regular 1990 logo.

Editor's Note: From 1992-1994 (the early Buena Vista Home Video distributed tapes), tapes simply used the regular 1990 logo (the normal longer variant).

3rd Logo
(June 7, 1994-July 12, 2000)

Nicknames: "Deek! II", "DIC TV II", "DIC Egg"

Logo: Against a gray background, the yellow TV from before with a blue screen zooms out, rocking left and right as it does so, and then settles the center of the screen against the egg from before. Then, a button on the right side of the TV flashes, the TV screen lights up, and the "DiC" logo in blue appears in the center. Then, "TOON•TIME VIDEO", in blue and in a different font, appears in blue.

FX/SFX: Just regular DIC-quality animation.

Music/Sounds: The 1990 "Kid in Bed" theme, "Deek!" voiceover and all, with whooshing sounds added as the TV zooms out, a thud as the button flashes and a brief cymbal when the DIC logo appears and flashes.

Availability: Appears on North American DIC VHS releases distributed by Buena Vista Home Video released after 1994, such as Mummies Alive!: The Legend Begins, Sonic the Hedgehog (SATAM),Old McDonald's Sing-a-Long Farm, and Inspector Gadget: Gadget's Greatest Gadgets. Although the print logo was changed in 1996, this logo continued to be used until BVHV's rights to DIC properties expired in 2000. It last appeared on Sailor Moon: The Doom Tree Series.

Editor's Note: None.

4th Logo
(August 28, 2001-December 23, 2008)

Nicknames: "The Incredible World of DIC", "DIC Globe", "The IWoD Globe"

Logo: Just the normal DIC logo used at the time, but with "Home Entertainment" in a blue script font zooming out below. The globe part of the logo itself is a little bit smaller than the regular version.

FX/SFX: Same as the TV version, plus "Home Entertainment" zooming out quickly.

Music/Sounds: The sped-up version of the normal 2001 DiC tune.

Availability: Common.
  • It was first seen on the DVD releases of Sabrina: The Animated Series - Sabrina's World and Mummies Alive! (The VHS versions use the regular logo for an unknown reason), released by Lions Gate Home Entertainment, and appears on all releases (VHS and DVD) thereafter.
  • It also appears on all Sterling Entertainment and NCircle Entertainment (pre-2008) distributed releases of DIC shows.
  • It sometimes plasters older DIC logos on Sterling and NCircle releases, although later NCircle releases keep the older logos on pre-2001 DIC material.
  • The last DVDs to feature this logo were the NCircle reissues of Sylvanian Families - The Big Adventure, Siegfried and Roy - Masters of the Impossible and Sonic the Hedgehog - Super Sonic, all released on December 23, 2008. Releases afterwards will have the Cookie Jar logo instead of this one.

Editor's Note: None.

5th Logo

DIC Feature Presentation (2002)DIC Home Entertainment (2004)

Nicknames: "The Incredible World of DIC II", "IWoD Helicopter/Chopper"

Logo: We see the words "The Incredible World of" written in its usual script font (next to a simplified version of the DIC globe) attached to a set of yellow helicopter rotors. It flies outward to a gray helipad situated on top of some dark letters, which rest on a large red table. As the logo lands, the rotors stop spinning and fold up inside the logo. Then, the letters below light up, revealing that they read "FEATURE PRESENTATION".

Variant: An version exists with the text reading "HOME ENTERTAINMENT".

FX/SFX: This is some very nice animation!

Music/Sounds: The sounds of the rotors spinning, some whirring/clicking sounds as the rotors retract, and a weird "sproing" as the lights turn on. The "Home Entertainment" version uses different, lesser-quality sounds.

  • "Feature Presentation" - Uncommon. It Appears at the beginning of all 12 of the DIC Movie Toons (which includes Inspector Gadget's Last Case and Dennis the Menace in Cruise Control). It is always preceded by the 2001 MGM logo on the original North American MGM Home Entertainment prints of the movies. Cookie Jar prints of the movies remove this logo and so start off the movie without any.
  • "Home Entertainment" - Extremely Rare. It appears on various promotional DIC DVDs given away with General Mills cereals in 2004. It was also seen on The Littles: The Complete Unedited Series (from S'More Entertainment) as part of a Bonus Feature that showcases other DIC logos.

Editor's Note: None.