Watch 40 Years of Jaw-Dropping Visual Effects Condensed into One Minute

Industrial Light and Magic celebrates its history with impressive video.


Although Industrial Light and Magic's origin is inextricably tied to Star Wars, the studio that George Lucas founded in 1975 has since become a visual effect behemoth.

Since the release of the first Star Wars, ILM has worked on some of the most loved movies ever released, such as E.T., Back to the Future, and Jurassic Park, to name a few.

More recently, under the stewardship of Disney, it has reached major milestones in visual effects on movies such as Avengers Assemble, Cloud Atlas, Pacific Rim, and many others.

To celebrate its rich heritage, ILM has put together a short video that takes 40-years worth of its visual effects work and compresses it into an impressive one-minute showcase.

Check out the video below, and let us know in the comments which impressed you the most.

Among ILM's future projects is Warcraft, a movie based in the same universe as Blizzard's World of Warcraft MMO. The studio will be creating the Orcs for the film, which will be performed by real actors.

The Warcraft movie will feature a combination of live-action and CGI. Visual effects supervisor for the film, Bill Westenhofer, described the Orcs as "gritty and real," going on to say the movie will come across as "Avatar meets Game of Thrones."

The first images of ILM's Warcraft movie's orcs were recently published and, according to its designers, were based around concept art provided by Blizzard Entertainment and photos of actor Robert Kazinsky.

Following multiple delays, the Warcraft movie is now scheduled to open June 10, 2016. It stars Clancy Brown (Spongebob, The Shawshank Redemption) as Blackhand and Dominic Cooper (Need for Speed, Captain America) as King Llane. For more on the movie, check out GameSpot's Warcraft cast coverage here.

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