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Yesterday we learned that 80s classic anime Robotech will be returning with the new series, Robotech Academy. It will be paid for via Kickstarter—which is more than a little apt as Robotech's creator, the late Carl Macek predicted the eventual existence of crowdfunding all the way back in 1995.

Check out the video above to hear his thoughts on internet “escrow accounts” being used to finance animated TV shows.