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MIPCOM News: DIC To Go Sonic

Responding to an ongoing demand in the marketplace for brand value programming, DIC Ent. will offer 91 half-hour animated episodes in the TOTALLY SONIC! package, which includes a private collection of never-before-seen episodes available for the first time to international buyers in all major language versions, at booth 17.01 during MIPCOM.

TOTALLY SONIC! includes digitally re-mastered, color-enhanced versions of original episodes from SONIC THE HEDGEHOG and SONIC CHRISTMAS, with new contemporary music and main titles. Additionally, DIC will unveil SECRET SONIC, an all new directors cut episodes of SONIC.

DIC ceo Andy Heyward states: TOTALLY SONIC! is the definitive SONIC THE HEDGEHOG package and a must see for loyal Sonic fans around the world. The property, which has been one of the most endearing childrens properties in the past 20 years, boasts a proven track record worldwide in ratings and sales. The collection is simply irresistible to any buyers looking for ratings success. It is one of the few franchises that performs over and over and over.SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is one of the few properties ever to debut in the U.S. on both network television (ABC) and domestic syndication simultaneously. Based on the title character from one of the most popular videogames of all time, the fastest thing alive, Sonic uses a combination of lightning speed and fast-thinking to lead a band of freedom fighters against the evil Dr. Robotnik and his robotic forces, who have enslaved the planet of Mobius -- and to try to restore Princess Sally as the rightful ruler.

The release of TOTALLY SONIC! coincides with the launch of the new SONIC THE HEDGEHOG landmark videogame from Sega, which debuted recently on the Nintendo platform.

Burbank, California-based DIC Ent. is a leading childrens entertainment company with more than 3,000 half-hours of programming in its prolific library, ranked as the second largest library of American animation. Some of DICs popular properties include INSPECTOR GADGET, MADELINE WHERE ON EARTH IS CARMEN SANDIEGO?, SUPER MARIO BROS, CAPTAIN PLANET and such new shows as SUPER DUPER SUMOS, LIBERTYS KIDS and the co-productions ALIENATORS: EVOLUTION CONTINUES and MARY-KATE & ASHLEY, IN ACTION!. DIC is a full service studio with production, development, distribution, home video, marketing and licensing departments.