April 2010

Carl Macek, Father of 'Robotech' (1951-2010)" Posted Monday, April 19, 2010, 4:46AM by Nobuyuki
"Jerry Beck at Cartoon Brew broke the news that his former Streamline Pictures co-founder and "creator" of Toonami cornerstone Robotech, passed away of a heart attack Saturday, April 17th.

Among other animation projects throughout his career in addition to adapting Robotech for Harmony Gold in 1984, Mr. Macek helped Ren & Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi start his Spumco animation studio as well as co-founding anime film distributor Streamline Pictures.

Mr. Macek had also recently worked on English script adaptations for Naruto and Bleach.

Mr. Beck summed it up best- "Carl had his critics. But one thing is certain: the popularity of anime in the North America [sic] would not be where it is today without Macek's groundbreaking work on Robotech and his efforts on behalf of Streamline Pictures."

R.I.P. and thank you Mr. Macek.