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  • CARL MACEK, ROBOTECH CREATOR (1951-2010)

    04/19/2010 12:12:08 AM PDT · by B-Chan · 15 replies · 711+ views
    Cartoon Brew ^ | 2010.04.18 | Jerry Beck
    Mutual friend Bob Cabeen has just informed me of the passing of my former business partner Carl Macek. Carl died of a heart attack on Saturday. Among his many accomplishments Carl created Robotech, co-founded Spumco with John K. and co-founded Streamline Pictures (Akira, Fist of the North Star, Laputa, etc.) with me. Carl began his career doing grassroots promotional work on sci-fi films such as Star Wars and Alien, and worked for numerous industry icons including Dino Di Laurentiis and Ivan Reitman. He wrote the book The Art of Heavy Metal (Animation for the Eighties) in 1981. In 1984, Macek...
  • Shoplifting dog identified; family makes restitution

    02/09/2009 2:43:46 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 31 replies · 1,247+ views
    ksl.com ^ | Feb. 6, 2009 | John Hollenhorst and Becky Bruce
    Mystery solved, suspect in custody! We finally know who pulled off a canine caper that generated news stories, and laughter, around the globe. The "shoplifting dog" has finally come forward and faced up to the crime. Returning to the scene of the crime in a Hummer, Akira took it easy this time, riding instead of walking. The 11-year-old Siberian Husky seemed eager for a return visit to the Smith's grocery store. Just before Christmas, surveillance video captured a mysterious dog making a clean getaway with a stolen rawhide bone. The Stirling family suspected Akira was the bad guy and brought...
  • DiCaprio Bringing Akira To Life

    02/27/2008 12:57:40 PM PST · by RandallFlagg · 21 replies · 165+ views
    DiCaprio Bringing Akira To Life Leonardo DiCaprio is teaming up with Warner Brothers to produce a live-action film based on the Japanese manga and anime film Akira, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Ruairi Robinson has been hired to direct what would ideally be a two-part epic. The film would mark the first full-length feature for Robinson, whose animated SF comedy short Fifty Percent Grey was nominated for an Oscar. Gary Whitta is writing the adaptation, which DiCaprio will produce through his production company, Appian Way. Akira originated in 1988 as a manga and then as an animated film co-written and...
  • Kaneda's Powerbike In Production(SuperMegaHorridNastyVanity Alert)

    05/06/2006 11:59:37 AM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 49 replies · 40,231+ views
    KANEDA'S MOTORCYCLE CONCEPT ^ | 5/6/2006 | RandallFlagg
    Okay. These things are all that and a six-pack of chimichangas..... Many of these were built from modifications to a Honda Fusion scooter, but I find the closest model to do this with today would be the Yamaha Morphous: I found the prices for the ones that they sell at around $21,000. This is a simple currency conversion and doesn't include the shipping -they're only available in Japan......so far.