AJAS.org.au Forum Archive

Adelaide Japanese Animation Society

AJAS Forum Archive

Forum Administrators and Moderators

Carl Macek is dead.

by Hans Stockmann » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:58 pm

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/20 ... asses-away

Animation historian Jerry Beck reported on his blog on Sunday that American producer Carl Macek passed away due to a heart attack on Saturday. Macek and Beck had co-founded the anime importing company Streamline Pictures in 1988.

Macek is best known for producing Robotech, the 1985 redubbed and edited adaptation of three different anime series — Macross, Southern Cross, and Mospeada. He also worked on the dubbing of many anime projects from Captain Harlock and the Queen of a Thousand Years (redubbed and edited adaptation of Captain Harlock and Queen Millennia) to more recently, Bleach and Naruto. His other dubbing production credits include Vampire Hunter D, Robot Carnival, My Neighbor Totoro, and Aura Battler Dunbine. Although Streamline Pictures did not dub the 1988 film Akira, it did release the film in theaters and on video tape in the United States.

Outside anime, Macek wrote The Art of Heavy Metal (Animation for the Eighties), the 1981 book about the Canadian animated film Heavy Metal. That led to his co-writing credit on the Heavy Metal 2000 spinoff. He also developed the Lady Death film at ADV Films and wrote War Eagles, a novel based on an unproduced film treatment by Merian C. Cooper.

Although I don’t know about the directions at 4:51.
It’s commonly known when you look north in Japan East is to your left. Please don’t try to correct that sentence. It lasts only for a second but I wouldn’t expect a mistake like that.
User avatar
Hans Stockmann
Master Asia's True Apprentice
Posts: 493
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:21 pm
Location: Britannia

Re: Carl Macek is dead.

by Last Exile » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:43 pm

And we needed to know this WHY?

Oh...I see what you did there.
User avatar
Last Exile
Posts: 4013
Joined: Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:47 pm
Location: Breaking the Walls Down

Re: Carl Macek is dead.

by Mappy » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:09 am

Pure Macekre. Pure Macekre.
User avatar
Grumpy Old Man
Posts: 4621
Joined: Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:36 am
Location: Ad 'ela i'de, South Boganstan