April 19, 2010

American anime producer Carl Macek passes away

Streamline co-founder Jerry Beck announces passing of Robotech producer
From Anime News Network

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 Streamline Pictures in 1988.

Macek is best known for producing Robotech, the 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.