Lucasfilm, Ltd. is one of the largest and most successful entertainment companies in the world. Founded by George Lucas in 1971, Lucasfilm is responsible for some of the most iconic films of our time, from American Graffiti to Star Wars and Indiana Jones.
George Lucas’ passion for progress has created a culture where entertainment and technology intersect – resulting in some of the greatest innovations in the industry, including breakthrough advances in storytelling, visual effects, digital editing and digital film production and exhibition.
Motion-picture and television production, new media experiences, animation, games, merchandising, digital media, sound, and world-class visual effects are fully integrated at Lucasfilm, Ltd.
Established in 2005, Lucasfilm Singapore currently has over 300 employees. The studio houses divisions for Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and Lucasfilm Animation, sharing technology, processes, resources and talent. From asset creation and virtual environments, through animation, creature and effects simulation, lighting and compositing, artists have an opportunity to work closely across disciplines under one roof and seamlessly collaborate on shared international productions with Lucasfilm’s global teams in San Francisco, Vancouver and London.
Since its establishment, Lucasfilm Singapore has worked on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which was the most-watched premiere in Cartoon Network history and is a four time Emmy Award winner. Additionally, the series has been nominated an additional 14 times. Aside from the hit CG-animated TV series, Lucasfilm Animation Singapore completed production in 2014 on Strange Magic, a madcap fairy tale musical featuring a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps.
Industrial Light & Magic has been awarded 15 Academy Awards® for Best Visual Effects and received 28 Academy Awards® for Scientific and Technical Achievement. The company continues to be a recognized leader in the field, producing cutting edge feature quality visual effects.
The Singapore studio has worked on major Hollywood blockbusters including Marvel Studio’s The Avengers and Iron Man series, the Transformers franchise and Star Trek. Its most recent work includes Jurassic World and Hitman: Agent 47 which showcased scenes shot in Singapore.
The team also contributed to Transformers the Ride, a theme park attraction at Universal Studios in Singapore and Los Angeles. Rango, which won the 2012 Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature, was partially produced in Singapore.
In 2012, the Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm Ltd. The acquisition combines two highly compatible family entertainment brands. Star Wars resonates with consumers around the world and creates extensive opportunities for Disney to deliver the content across its diverse portfolio of businesses including movies, television, consumer products, games and theme parks.
Lucas has extended his creativity through the design of the Lucasfilm campuses. Each property combines art, architecture and open space to provide a unique environment where employees can create, collaborate and innovate.
In 2013, Lucasfilm moved into new offices in the award-winning Sandcrawler building – named for the classic Star Wars transport that inspired its design. Located in Fusionopolis, this nine-story building houses a 100-seat theatre and state-of-the-art production facilities that caters to the long-term global production needs of the company.
THE WAY FORWARD
With a decade of experience under its belt, Lucasfilm Singapore is poised to evolve as the regional centre of excellence in visual effects and animation production.
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