DIC Movie Toons (originally known as the Nickelodeon Sunday Movie Toons in the United States) were a series of animated made-for-TV movies produced by DIC Entertainment,[a] which lasted for just one season (2002) on Nickelodeon in the United States.[1][2] It started on October 6, 2002 and ended on December 29, 2002. Disney Channel aired around that time the said films overseas.[3]

All films are nowadays a property of DHX Media, which holds the rights to most of DiC's library.[4]

List of moviesEdit

Initially, 39 films were ordered from Nickelodeon to air, with later productions including adaptations of concepts such as Black Beauty and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, but only 13 of them did so.[5][3] The made-for-TV films are either based on various DIC productions such as Inspector Gadget, Sabrina: The Animated Series, and Dennis the Menace, or are loose adaptations of stories from classic literature such as Treasure Island and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. One film, Groove Squad, which was about a group of crimefighting cheerleaders, was an original story. In order, the movies featured were:

  1. Inspector Gadget's Last Case (10/6/02)[6]
  2. Sabrina: Friends Forever (based on Sabrina: The Animated Series) (10/13/02 (10/13/02))[7]
  3. Time Kid (based on The Time Machine by H. G. Wells) (10/20/02)[8]
  4. Dennis the Menace: Cruise Control (based on the 1986–1988 animated series version of Dennis the Menace) (10/27/02)[9][10]
  5. The Archies in Jugman (based on the Archie universe as portrayed in Archie's Weird Mysteries) (11/3/02)[11]
  6. Dinosaur Island (based on The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) (11/10/02)[12]
  7. My Fair Madeline (based on Madeline) (11/17/02)
  8. Groove Squad (11/24/02)
  9. Treasure Island (based on Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson) (12/1/02)[13]
  10. Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens) (12/8/02)[b]
  11. Globehunters: An Around the World in 80 Days Adventure (based on Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne) (12/15/02)[14][15][a]
  12. The Amazing Zorro (based on Johnston McCulley's Zorro) (12/22/02)
  13. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (based on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne) (12/29/02)

Home mediaEdit

All of the movies apart from A Christmas Carol were later released to VHS and DVD in the United States by MGM Home Entertainment.[20] In 2008, Gaiam re-released the films on DVD. In the United Kingdom, a selection of the films were distributed through Prism Leisure and later Boulevard Entertainment.

Notes and referencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ a b Globehunters was produced by Frederator Studios[16] and Nickelodeon Animation Studios.[17] It finished production in 2000 and was initially slated for a premiere date the same year.[18] DIC Entertainment would hold the distribution rights alongside Viacom.[19]
  2. ^ Originally released on home video in 1997.
References
  1. ^ Grego, Melissa (8 May 2002). "Tons of toons for Dic, Nick". Variety. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  2. ^ Godfrey, Leigh (9 May 2002). "DIC And Nick Partner To Launch Sunday Movie Toons". Animation World Network. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b Ball, Ryan (2002-10-01). "Disney Takes DIC's Movie Toons International". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  4. ^ "Catalog - "Movie Toons"". Dhxmedia.com. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  5. ^ "Shows A - L". Dicentertainment.com. Archived from the original on 2003-04-02. Retrieved 2019-06-28.
  6. ^ "Inspector Gadget's Last Case". MGM Movie Database. Archived from the original on 2004-06-27. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  7. ^ "Sabrina: Friends Forever". MGM Movie Database. Archived from the original on 2004-05-06. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  8. ^ "Time Kid". MGM Movie Database. Archived from the original on 2004-05-31. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  9. ^ Arnold, Mark (2017-06-15). Pocket Full of Dennis the Menace. ISBN 978-1629331195. Retrieved 2019-07-09. There was also an animated TV-movie called Dennis the Menace: Cruise Control released on October 27, 2002.
  10. ^ "Dennis The Menace: Cruise Control". MGM Movie Database. Archived from the original on 2004-05-06. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  11. ^ "The Archies: Jugman". MGM Movie Database. Archived from the original on 2004-04-05. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  12. ^ "Dinosaur Island". MGM Movie Database. Archived from the original on 2004-04-26. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  13. ^ "Treasure Island". MGM Movie Database. Archived from the original on 2004-05-31. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  14. ^ Seibert, Fred (2002-12-13). "We're proud of our first movie". The Frederator Studios Blog. Retrieved 2019-07-13.
  15. ^ "GlobeHunters: An Around The World In 80 Days Adven". MGM Movie Database. Archived from the original on 2004-01-11. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  16. ^ "Movies". frederator.com. Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  17. ^ "Resume". barbaraepstein.com. Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  18. ^ "FORECAST SAYS: RADIO CITY FUN". New York Daily News. 1999-11-08. Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  19. ^ "Titles in document V3547D955". Copyright Catalog. 2007-01-08. Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  20. ^ Burgess, Amanda (2003-08-01). "MGM experiments with Mad Science merch and media". Kidscreen. Retrieved 2019-07-11.