Streamline Pictures

Foundation date: 1988
Founded by former Harmony Gold employee Carl Macek, and cartoon historian Jerry Beck, Streamline Pictures was the first company in North America focussed exclusively on releasing anime and the first to release anime titles in their entirety. Their first two releases were AKIRA Production Report (1989) and Katsuhiro Otomo's 1988 masterpiece AKIRA (1990).
In the mid-1990s, as anime continued to grow a larger fan following in North America, Streamline inked a distribution deal with Orion Pictures to release their titles to more stores across the U.S. at lower prices.
Streamline Pictures went out of business in 1999. Majority of their anime catalog went to other distributors such as ADV Films, Geneon Entertainment and Urban Vision. Some titles wound up with Image Entertainment, which initially distributed them on laserdisc during Streamline's heyday.
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Aura! Battler! Dunbine! (Apr 7, 2003)
New ADV Releases (Mar 6, 2003)
Fanime Guest List (Mar 9, 2001)
New 3X3 Dub Coming (Feb 25, 2000)
News Briefs (Apr 16, 1999)
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Anime which this company has licensed:
Akira (movie) (expired)
Babel II (OAV)
Barefoot Gen (movie) (Expired)

Casshan: Robot Hunter Casshern (OAV) (expired)

Crimson Wolf (OAV) (Expired)

Crying Freeman (OAV) (Expired)

Dirty Pair: Project Eden (movie) (expired)

Fist of the North Star (movie) (License Expired)

Galactic Patrol Lensman (TV)

Golgo 13: The Professional (movie) (Expired)

Lensman (movie) (License Expired)

Lily C.A.T. (OAV) (Expired)

Lupin the 3rd: The Mystery of Mamo (movie) (Expired)

Once Upon a Time (movie) (Expired)

Robot Carnival (OAV) (Expired)

Robotech (U.S. TV) (Expired)

Silent Möbius: The Motion Picture (License Expired)

Twilight of the Cockroaches (movie) (License Expired)

Wicked City (movie) (Expired)

Zillion (TV)

Anime with which this company was otherwise involved:
(English version)
Akira (movie) : Special Thanks To (Funimation)

Birth (OAV) : Distributor (Expired)

Crimson Wolf (OAV) : ADR Production
, Production
Crying Freeman (OAV) : Production (vols 1-5)

Dirty Pair: Affair on Nolandia (OAV) : Recording Studio

Dirty Pair: Project Eden (movie) : Recording Studio

Doomed Megalopolis (OAV) : Adaptation

Fist of the North Star (movie) : ADR Production

Lensman (movie) : Production

Lily C.A.T. (OAV) : Production

Megazone 23 (OAV) : Distributor (VHS Expired)

My Neighbor Totoro (movie) : Production (Original English Dub)

Robotech II: The Sentinels (U.S. movie) : Distributor (Expired)

Sangokushi [1]: Eiyū-tachi no Yoake (movie) : ADR Production

Space Adventure Cobra - The Movie : Dubbing (US)

Vampire Hunter D (OAV) : Dubbing

Wicked City (movie) : ADR Production

Yaruki Manman (OAV) : ADR Production

Zeiram (live-action movie) : ADR Production

Zillion (TV) : Recording Studio

Zillion: Burning Night (OAV) : Production
, Recording Studio, Released by

(Japanese version)
Roujin Z (movie) : Sound Effects Design Collaboration

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