After being founded by George Lucas back in 1975 in a Van Nuys, California warehouse to create unique miniatures, stop-motion animation, matte paintings, and other extraordinary optical effects for his sprawling space opera, “Star Wars: A New Hope,” ILM has delivered generations of moviegoers with memorable images bound only by the thresholds of the imagination.
In order to honor the remarkable legacy of ILM, a new six-part docuseries created by Imagine Entertainment and titled “Light & Magic” is headed for Disney+ beginning on July 27th, 2022.
Imagine co-founder and Academy Award-winner Ron Howard and director Lawrence Kasdan are going to take the viewers on an incredible journey into the history of Lucas’s acclaimed dream factory that has earned a total of 16 Academy Awards.
This exciting event series proposes unprecedented access to unique behind-the-scenes footage, never-seen stills, fresh interviews, and archival material throughout the five decades.
“Light & Magic” tracks the company’s humble beginnings in Southern California in the mid-’70s establishing the striking practical visual effects for “Star Wars,” all the way to the studio’s remarkable achievements in the art of computer-generated digital marvels today.
On July 27th, 2022, Disney+’s “Light & Magic” is going to debut. It is directed by Lawrence Kasdan and executive produced by Imagine Entertainment’s Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Justin Wilkes, with Lawrence Kasdan, Kathleen Kennedy, and Michelle Rejwan uniting in the ambitious project.