Andrew A. "Andy" Heyward is the former Chairman and CEO of DIC Entertainment, an animation production company.
Heyward was born in New York City, New York, the son of Sylvia and Louis M. "Deke" Heyward, who was vice president in charge of development at Barry & Enright Productions. Heyward created DiC Entertainment in 1982 after performing a management buyout of DiC Audiovisual, a French production company owned by Radio-Television Luxembourg.
Prior to launching DIC he first began his career as a writer and story editor for Hanna-Barbera. Years later he created Inspector Gadget and the following years has been working on many animated and live-action TV shows, specials and films. He also wrote the lyrics for the opening and ending theme to Sailor Moon.
He has also worked as a voice director for Rainbow Brite and DIC's first special Poochie, a creative consultant for the CINAR Animation special Madeline's Christmas and helped developed James Bond Jr. with his partner Robby London. He also made a guest appearance on The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! as Howard Stevens, a man who appraises paintings.
For over many years Heyward has become the Chairman and CEO of DIC with Robby London and Michael Maliani.
Financial literacy is such an important thing for kids to understand at a young age. Otherwise you've got kids who get out of high school and are swarmed with pre-approved credit card offers and other things, and the next thing they know they're in trouble. ... So many kids have no idea how to intelligently handle money.