Jean Chalopin

Jean Chalopin

Highest Rated: 40% Inspector Gadget 2 (2003)

Lowest Rated: 0% Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer (1985)

Birthday: May 31, 1950

Birthplace: Tours, France

In the early 1970s, Jean Chalopin wrote and produced a number of television commercials and programs through his company, D.I.C. (Diffusion Information Communication). The company's focus was on children's animated programming, and by the early 1980s D.I.C. was Europe's most successful producer of cartoons. Chalopin's reach extended to the United States and Japan within a few years, making shows such as the inventive-detective farce "Inspector Gadget," the mischievous-cat burlesque "Heathcliff," the soft and plushy "The Care Bears," the movie-based "The Real Ghostbusters" (one of their most prominent kids' shows), and the wildly off-the-wall "MASK" among many others. Chalopin has worn various creative hats for the company (and his subsequent venture C & D Group), including writing and creating many of the shows. He also worked as a producer on the live-action HBO anthology program "The Hitchhiker" and on the live-action yet cartoonish motion picture version of "Inspector Gadget" (and its sequel), starring Matthew Broderick, Rupert Everett, and Michelle Trachtenberg.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
40% 21% Inspector Gadget 2 Executive Producer - 2003
21% 18% Inspector Gadget Writer $97.4M 1999
No Score Yet 52% Heathcliff: The Movie Producer - 1986
0% 79% Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer Writer (Story),
Producer
$4.8M 1985

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats Executive Producer 2016 2013 2003-2005 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heathcliff and Marmaduke Executive Producer 2003-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Ghostbusters Producer 1986-1991

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