DISNEY INTRODUCED A NEW DOCUMENTARY SERIES CALLED ‘ LIGHT & MAGIC ‘ FOR STAR WARS DAY
Light & Magic Season 1 Updates: A brand-new series that will take a glimpse behind the curtain of Lucas film’s innovative effects section has been formally revealed in honour of Star Wars Day. This new documentary concentrating on the Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), the special visual effects, animation, and virtual production division that generated the extraordinary images from Lucas film and impacted the whole Hollywood film industry, will be available on Disney+.
Lawrence Kasdan, the Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, takes viewers behind the scenes of Lucas film’s Industrial Light & Magic, which specializes in special visual effects, animation, and virtual production. Learn what inspired some of Hollywood’s most iconic filmmakers, and follow their journeys from their first personal films to realising George Lucas’ vision.
Fans attending the Star Wars Celebration event later this month in Anaheim, California will get a first glimpse at Light and Magic, with a sneak peek of the future series being shown at the event. Along with this sneak peek, a “illuminating” discussion session featuring Kasdan and Ron Howard, as well as VFX legends Dennis Muren, Phil Tippett, Joe Johnston, and Rose Duignan, will take place. Lynwen Brennan, Lucas film’s senior vice president and general manager, will also be on the panel. On Friday, May 27, there will be a sneak peek and a panel discussion about Light and Magic.
The six-part documentary series, created by Imagine Documentaries and Lucas film and executive produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, will launch exclusively on Disney+ on July 27th, 2022.
On Friday, May 27th, attendees of Star Wars Celebration will be among the first in the world to see “Light & Magic” thanks to a “illuminating” discussion panel featuring Lawrence Kasdan and Ron Howard, as well as VFX legends Dennis Muren, Phil Tippett, Joe Johnston, and Rose Duignan, as well as Lynwen Brennan, Lucas film executive vice president and general manager.
Lucas launched Industrial Light and Magic in 1975. Together with John Dykstra, they assembled a team of students, artists, and engineers to realise Lucas’ vision and develop the game-changing visual effects that would become iconic with the original Star Wars film and its sequels. Following the success of the first picture, Lucas expanded his company to include special effects, which influenced a wide range of films from other genres and studios.
These films included not just other Star Wars films and other Lucas projects such as Indiana Jones, but also the Back to the Future trilogy, Terminator sequels, the Harry Potter series, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and more, totaling over 300 in total.