Born out of necessity when George Lucas was making Star Wars and needed an effects house to crank out the starships and other visuals, Industrial Light & Magic has long since become one of the best in the business. Now the company and the people who founded it – plus those who work there now – are being profiled in a docuseries on Disney+ called Light & Magic, and you can find the trailer below.
The series, directed by Lawrence Kasdan (who has no small connection to ILM thanks to his work in the worlds of Star Wars and Indiana Jones) directs and produces the new series, which peeks behind the curtain to look at how the company got its rebellious start and how it grew to influence and work alongside a generation of filmmakers.
Among the interviewees sharing their memories are Lucas, Ron Howard, Robert Zemeckis, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, and ILM veterans such as Dennis Muren, Phil Tippett, Joe Johnston, Rose Duignan, and Lynwen Brennan.
Light & Magic will drop in one six-episode block on Disney+ on 27 July.