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‘Light & Magic’: ILM’s Story of Family, Fun, and Pioneering Visual Effects

Lawrence Kasdan’s documentary series showcases how a small, hand-picked group of ‘misfit’ filmmakers became the groundbreaking creative studio behind some of Hollywood’s biggest films - now streaming on Disney+.

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Disney+ Drops Trailer For ‘Light & Magic’ Doc Series

The streamer also unveils behind-the-scenes images and fresh key art showing the ILM team designing the Millennium Falcon in new Lucasfilm and Imagine Documentaries' series, streaming later this month.

The Clones Returns! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Season 2 Teaser

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:43am

The 16-episode sophomore effort of Lucasfilm Animation’s fan favorite CG animated series, about a genetically mutated group of mercenaries, will premiere on the streamer this Fall.

Legends of ILM Headline News

‘Light & Magic’: Doc Series on the VFX Artists of ‘Star Wars’ Hits Disney+ in July

Seasoned ‘Star Wars’ scribe Lawrence Kasdan directs an inside look at the craftspeople who played a pivotal role in cementing the series’ legacy.

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Disney+ Drops Official ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Trailer and New Images

The streamer marks ‘Star Wars Day’ by more teasing of the highly anticipated series that begins 10 years after the saga of ‘Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith;’ mark your calendar for the May 27 premiere.

Pioneers of Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Clive Smith Looks Back on Nelvana’s Primitive Yet Wonderful Early Years

The company co-founder reflects on the salad days of his pioneering animation studio, launched with Michael Hirsh and Patrick Loubert in 1971, as it grew from a one-camera setup in the bathroom of a downtown Toronto loft into one of the leading international producers and distributors of kids and family animation.

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Lucasfilm’s Lynwen Brennan to Receive VES Lifetime Achievement Award

The Visual Effects Society to honor her integral role in the creation of ILMxLAB, as well as her exemplary support of the education and development of women artists and engineers.

 

The Clones Returns! Headline News

'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' Season 2 Coming in 2022

Disney+ announces Lucasfilm Animation’s fan favorite CG animated series, about a genetically mutated group of mercenaries, will be back for another season of soldiering next year.

The Clones Returns! ANIMATIONWorld

A New Post-Clone Wars Saga Begins in ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 10:12am

Supervising director Brad Rau and head writer Jennifer Corbett discuss Lucasfilm’s newest animated ‘Star Wars’ series about a unique group of experimental clone soldiers, set in the aftermath of the Clone War, premiering today on Disney+.

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Sir Peter Jackson to Receive VES Lifetime Achievement Award

Legendary Academy, DGA, PGA and VES Award-winning filmmaker to be recognized for his valuable contributions to filmed entertainment at the upcoming April 6/7 VES Awards.

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Cuteness Levels Over 9,000 with New ‘The Mandalorian’ Character

Jon Favreau’s highly anticipated Disney+ ‘Star Wars’ series features a mysterious infant fans have dubbed ‘Baby Yoda,’ and it’s the cutest thing since Ewoks.

The Visual Effects Society Headline News

VES Now Accepting Submissions for 18th Annual VES Awards

Submission forms now available for entering VFX projects in Film, Television, Special Venue, Games, Animation, VR and New Media created between January 1 and December 31, 2019.

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VES Adds New SPFX Category and Expands Animation Project Eligibility

Starting with upcoming 18th annual awards, Society will recognize special (practical) effects in photoreal projects and allow more category eligibility for animation projects.

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Martin Scorsese to Receive VES Lifetime Achievement Award

Legendary Academy, DGA and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker to be recognized for his valuable contributions to filmed entertainment at the upcoming January 29 VES Awards.

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Disney Makes $100 Million Settlement with Animation Workers in Hollywood Studio Antitrust Lawsuit

Settlement in the class-action lawsuit filed workers in December 2014 on behalf of animation and VFX workers covers Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Two Pic MC, formerly known as ImageMovers.

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