Carl Macek, the producer best known for bringing the anime series Super Dimensional Fortress Macross, Dimensional Cavalry Southern Cross and Genesis Climber Mospeda to the United States wrapped together as the series Robotech, died yesterday of a heart attack. Macek was one of the founders of Streamline pictures, which was one of the first major companies to license anime for US release, bringing such films and TV series as the first Vampire Hunter D film, Akira, Aura Battle Dunbine, My Neighbor Totoro, Robot Carnival, and Barefoot Gen to the US, among other properties. Continue reading →
CNN is reporting that actor David Carradine was found dead in his Bankok hotel room.
Carradine had performed in over 100 feature films, including the cult classics Death Race 2000, The Silent Flute, and the Kill Bill duology. He was 72 years old.