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      Carl Macek

      Highest Rated: 95% The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

      Lowest Rated: 95% The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

      Birthday: Sep 21, 1951

      Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

      Writer and producer Carl Macek was born on September 21, 1951, in Pittsburgh. He is best known for creating and producing the 1985 anime series "Robotech," and is often credited as being a pioneer of the anime industry. The series, which ran for 85 episodes, was adapted from three different Japanese series and was specialized for American audiences. Macek, along with other writers from the series, would later co-found Streamline Pictures with collaborator Jerry Beck. Under this banner, Macek released and imported Japanese anime films, earning him the nickname "The Godfather of Anime." He was also a controversial figure, however, as many feel that crucial aspects of the Japanese culture were lost in translation during the films' importation to America. Macek found later work as story editor and script producer on various animation films following Streamline Pictures' closing. He died of cardiac arrest on April 17, 2010, in his California home.

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      No Score Yet 69% Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles Writer - 2006
      No Score Yet 32% Lady Death Writer - 2004
      No Score Yet 73% Casshan: Robot Hunter Director - 1994
      No Score Yet 77% Twilight of the Cockroaches Producer,
      Casting
      - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dirty Pair: Project Eden Director - 1987
      No Score Yet 41% Robotech II: The Sentinels Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1986
      No Score Yet 40% Robotech: The Movie Director - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Code Name: Robotech Producer - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Golgo 13: The Professional Computer Operater 1 (Voice) - 1983
      95% 88% The Castle of Cagliostro Producer - 1979