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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.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 69% Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles Writer - 2006
No Score Yet 31% 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 89% The Castle of Cagliostro Producer - 1979
95% 88% The Castle of Cagliostro Producer - 1979

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