Streamline Pictures

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Streamline Pictures was an American media company that was best known for its distribution of English-dubbed Japanese animation.wikipedia
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Akira (1988 film)

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The first high-profile product distributed by Streamline was its December 1988 release of the anime film Akira.
It was released the following year in the United States by pioneering animation distributor Streamline Pictures.

Carl Macek

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The founders of Streamline were television writer and producer Carl Macek, who had worked for Harmony Gold USA on the series Robotech, and animation historians Jerry Beck and Fred Patten.
Macek went on to co-found (with Jerry Beck) Streamline Pictures in 1988.

Steve Kramer (actor)

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At one point or another, Gregory Snegoff, Steve Kramer, Ardwight Chamberlain, Tom Wyner, and Mike Reynolds, all of whom served as series staff writers (and voice actors) on Robotech, worked as independent writers and voice actors for Streamline.

My Neighbor Totoro

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Streamline also dubbed My Neighbor Totoro, and Kiki's Delivery Service, both adapted and directed by Gregory Snegoff, in 1988 for Tokuma Shoten, although these were only used as in-flight films by Japan Airlines at the time.
In 1989, Streamline Pictures produced an exclusive dub for use on transpacific flights by Japan Airlines.

The Castle of Cagliostro

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The company was also known for its 1989 theatrical distribution of the film Laputa: Castle in the Sky directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and its 1992 video dubbing of The Castle of Cagliostro.
This first dub was produced by Streamline Pictures and released on home video the following year.

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The founders of Streamline were television writer and producer Carl Macek, who had worked for Harmony Gold USA on the series Robotech, and animation historians Jerry Beck and Fred Patten.
Carl Macek, along with his friend Jerry Beck went on to found Streamline Pictures.

Gregory Snegoff

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At one point or another, Gregory Snegoff, Steve Kramer, Ardwight Chamberlain, Tom Wyner, and Mike Reynolds, all of whom served as series staff writers (and voice actors) on Robotech, worked as independent writers and voice actors for Streamline.
Snegoff was married to fellow voice actor Lisa Michelson until her death in 1991; they worked together on various Streamline media.

Tokuma Shoten

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Streamline also dubbed My Neighbor Totoro, and Kiki's Delivery Service, both adapted and directed by Gregory Snegoff, in 1988 for Tokuma Shoten, although these were only used as in-flight films by Japan Airlines at the time.
On 1989, Tokuma Shoten hired Streamline Pictures to produce the English language version of the 1986 film Laputa: Castle in the Sky directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and its 1992 English dubbing of The Castle of Cagliostro.

Jerry Beck

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The founders of Streamline were television writer and producer Carl Macek, who had worked for Harmony Gold USA on the series Robotech, and animation historians Jerry Beck and Fred Patten.
In 1989, he co-founded Streamline Pictures and first brought such anime as Akira, Vampire Hunter D, and Miyazaki's Laputa: Castle in the Sky to the United States.

Fred Patten

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The founders of Streamline were television writer and producer Carl Macek, who had worked for Harmony Gold USA on the series Robotech, and animation historians Jerry Beck and Fred Patten.
After leaving that position, he served from 1991 to 2002 as the first employee of Streamline Pictures, one of America's pioneering anime specialty production companies, founded by Carl Macek and Jerry Beck in 1988.

Robot Carnival

In North America, it was released in theaters by Streamline Pictures with the order of the segments slightly rearranged.

Twilight of the Cockroaches

The English dub of the film was produced by Streamline Pictures.

Kiki's Delivery Service

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Streamline also dubbed My Neighbor Totoro, and Kiki's Delivery Service, both adapted and directed by Gregory Snegoff, in 1988 for Tokuma Shoten, although these were only used as in-flight films by Japan Airlines at the time.
The first official English dub of Kiki's Delivery Service was produced by Carl Macek of Streamline Pictures at the request of Tokuma Shoten for Japan Airlines' international flights.

Birth (anime)

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Birth, also known in the West as Planet Busters or The World of the Talisman, is a 1984 anime original video animation (OVA), which was released on VHS and DVD in North America by, variously, Streamline and ADV Films.

Super Dimension Fortress Macross

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The only exceptions were the later Akira subtitled release and their Robotech Collection, which included episodes of the original Macross, Southern Cross and Mospeada episodes on the same tape along with their Robotech counterparts.
Streamline Pictures then released Robotech Perfect Collection: Macross on VHS in the summer of 1994, combining two English subtitled episodes of Macross and the corresponding dubbed episodes of the Robotech adaptation in each volume.

Zillion (TV series)

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Five of the 31 episodes were dubbed into English and released on VHS in the United States by Streamline Pictures.

Robotech

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The founders of Streamline were television writer and producer Carl Macek, who had worked for Harmony Gold USA on the series Robotech, and animation historians Jerry Beck and Fred Patten.

Wicked City (1987 film)

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Streamline also licensed and dubbed other popular anime series and movies such as Fist of the North Star, Wicked City, Lensman, Vampire Hunter D and The Professional: Golgo 13.
Although classified as OVA by JHV, it was released in Japanese theaters on April 19, 1987 and received a western release dubbed by Streamline Pictures under the name Wicked City on August 20, 1993.

Castle in the Sky

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The company was also known for its 1989 theatrical distribution of the film Laputa: Castle in the Sky directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and its 1992 video dubbing of The Castle of Cagliostro.
In the late 1980s, an English dubbed version, produced by Magnum Video Tape and Dubbing for international Japan Airlines flights at the request of Tokuma Shoten, was briefly screened in the United States by Streamline Pictures.

Colonel Bleep

Two videocassettes from the series were released by Streamline Pictures in 1991, containing most episodes still known to exist at the time (reportedly discovered in the film storage vault of a southwestern U.S. TV station which had formerly aired the show).

Fist of the North Star (1986 film)

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Streamline also licensed and dubbed other popular anime series and movies such as Fist of the North Star, Wicked City, Lensman, Vampire Hunter D and The Professional: Golgo 13.
The English-dubbed version, produced by Carl Macek, was first released on VHS in 1991 in North America by Streamline Pictures and in 1994 in the United Kingdom and Australia by Manga Entertainment.

Vampire Hunter D (1985 film)

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Streamline also licensed and dubbed other popular anime series and movies such as Fist of the North Star, Wicked City, Lensman, Vampire Hunter D and The Professional: Golgo 13.
An English-language version of the OVA was produced in 1992 by Streamline Pictures, and was shown on the fine-arts theatrical circuit in the US in August 1992.

AnimEigo

AnimEigo was one of the original companies in the U.S. dedicated to licensing anime, after Streamline, and are considered pioneers in the industry, and helped give anime a noticeable following in the US along with Streamline, Central Park Media, U.S. Renditions, Pioneer LDC, and ADV Films.

Doomed Megalopolis

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In 1995, Streamline Pictures gained the rights to the anime and released it on a four-volume cassette series in the US, under the title Doomed Megalopolis.