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WIRED Magazine Salutes 40 Years Of ILM

Posted by Dustin on May 19, 2015 at 09:00 PM CST

In honor of the 40th Anniversary of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), George Lucas’s special effects studio, WIRED photographed some of the top filmmakers working today, along with some of their most memorable movie characters, for the cover of the June issue. George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, President of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy, and J.J. Abrams lead an all star cast including Michael Bay, Ron Howard, Guillermo Del Toro, along with Yoda, E.T., Iron Man, Rango, The Hulk, Slimer from Ghostbusters, and more on the cover of a very special edition of WIRED.

Accompanying the cover is the Definitive Oral History of ILM. Speaking with 43 different people, WIRED tells how Lucas’s effects studio went from a tiny DIY shop in a sweltering warehouse behind the Van Nuys airport in 1975 to a modern day powerhouse with 317 movies to its credit, including the Star Wars films, E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, T2, Jurassic Park, Transformers, Iron Man, and many, many more.

But that’s only part of the story… Pixar began, essentially, as an ILM investigation. Photoshop was invented, in part, by an ILM employee. And along the way ILM has put tentacles into pirate beards, turned a man into mercury, and dominated box office charts with computer-generated dinosaurs and superheroes.

Read the Definitive Oral History of ILM: “Inside the Magic Factory” by Alex French and Howie Kahn on WIRED.com now: http://www.wired.com/2015/05/inside-ilm/

…June issue is on newsstands nationally May 26

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