Lucasfilm Animation

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Lucasfilm Animation Ltd. LLC
Subsidiary Limited liability company
Industry Animation, computer-generated imagery
Founded 2003; 13 years ago (2003)
Founder George Lucas
Headquarters Letterman Digital Arts Center
San Francisco, California, United States
Area served
Worldwide
Parent Lucasfilm
(The Walt Disney Company)
Subsidiaries Lucasfilm Animation Singapore
Website lucasfilm.com/animation

Lucasfilm Animation Ltd. LLC[1] is an animation studio founded in 2003. Its first major production was the television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and its spin-off feature film. Following the acquisition of Lucasfilm by The Walt Disney Company, over 100 animation personnel at Big Rock Ranch were released with a minimum group retained to oversee outsource development on the animated series Star Wars: Rebels. LAL is currently headquartered in the LDAC campus in San Francisco, Ca. as a division of Disney and remains 'Lucasfilm Animation' in name only. The company was not involved in the production of the Star Wars LEGO shorts; the primary production company for Star Wars Rebels, CGCG, was one of those productions' main vendors.

Lucasfilm Animation Singapore[edit]

Sandcrawler (CX2-1) is an eight story building owned by Lucas Real Estate Singapore and home to Lucasfilm Singapore, Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) and ESPN Asia Pacific. Architects: Andrew Bromberg of Aedas

Originally founded in 2004 in Singapore as a means to tap into the diverse global talent pool, Lucasfilm Animation Singapore (LAS) officially opened its doors in October 2005. LAS works closely with Lucasfilm Animation. Boasting an infrastructure that promotes efficient integration and creative collaboration, the LAS production schedule also includes contributions to projects from other Lucasfilm companies. While the largest of LAS’ production groups focused on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, in July 2006 LAS announced the creation of the Game Group and the Digital Artists Group (DAG). With difficulty in meeting the technical and aesthetic requirements of Clone Wars, LAS was ultimately removed from the production and released a number of employees.

The Game Group developed and announced Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Jedi Alliance on the Nintendo DS in 2008.

R2-D2 is featured in the company logo at the end of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

The Digital Artists Group serves both as an extension of Industrial Light & Magic, contributing to ILM's work on feature film visual effects. Previously, LAS supported LucasArts’ video game productions as well as Lucasfilm Animation.

In November 2007, Lucasfilm Animation Singapore launched the Jedi Masters Program, a paid apprenticeship providing talented young artists with mentorship opportunities from industry professionals at ILM, LucasArts and Lucasfilm Animation. The Jedi Masters Program has classroom facilities within the Singapore studio and combines classroom instruction with mentored work in an actual production environment.

Due to its old building being saturated, Lucasfilm Singapore moved into a new building at the beginning of 2014.[2][3]

List of Lucasfilm Animation productions[edit]

Feature films[edit]

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) (released by Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Strange Magic (2015) was in initial development for a span of a decade under various producer and director combinations, none of which could bring the project to fruition. The film gained some footing and was put through to completion at Industrial Light & Magic.

Short films[edit]

Television series[edit]

Television specials[edit]

  • Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars (2014) for Disney Channel and Disney XD
  • Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion (2014) for Disney Channel and Disney XD
  • Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal (2015) for Disney XD

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