Links www.lucasfilm.com (German)
|Headquarters||Letterman Digital Arts Center
Presidio of San Francisco, California, United States
|Key people||George Lucas
(Co-chairman and CEO)
Lucasfilm Limited is an American film production company founded by George Lucas in 1971, based in San Francisco, California. Lucas is the company's current co-chairman and CEO, with his intended successor Kathleen Kennedy currently acting as co-chair.
The company is best known for producing the Star Wars films, and has also produced other box office hits, including the Indiana Jones franchise and American Graffiti. It has also been a leader in developing new film technology in special effects, sound, and computer animation, and because of their expertise its subsidiaries often help produce non-Lucasfilm pictures. Lucasfilm is set to move away from films and more into TV, due to rising budgets.
On July 8, 2005, Lucasfilm's marketing, online, and licensing units moved into the new Letterman Digital Arts Center located in the Presidio in San Francisco. It shares the complex with Industrial Light & Magic and LucasArts.
Lucasfilm has collaborated with the Walt Disney Company and Walt Disney Imagineering numerous times to create rides and attractions centered on Star Wars and Indiana Jones for various Walt Disney Parks and Resort attractions worldwide.
Lucasfilm had planned an expansion at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, CA, but shelved the plan due to opposition from neighbors. Lucasfilms plans to expand elsewhere.
- Industrial Light & Magic - visual effects
- Skywalker Sound - post-production sound design
- LucasArts - video and computer games
- Lucas Licensing - licensing and merchandising
- Lucas Learning - educational materials
- Lucas Books - book publishing
- Lucasfilm Animation - animation
- Lucasfilm Animation Singapore - animation
- Lucas Marketing - marketing
- Lucas Online - websites
- THX Ltd. - theater sound system (spun off in 2001)
- Pixar Animation Studios - computer animation film production company (sold to Steve Jobs in 1986, and is now a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company).
- Kerner Optical - Practical effects division (model shop) and 3D development team (spun off from ILM in 2006)
|American Graffiti||1973||George Lucas||Universal Studios||97%||$115,000,000|
|Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope||1977||George Lucas||20th Century Fox||94%||$775,398,007|
|More American Graffiti||1979||Bill L. Norton||Universal Studios||22%||$15,014,674|
|Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back||1980||Irvin Kershner||20th Century Fox||97%||$538,375,067|
|Raiders of the Lost Ark||1981||Steven Spielberg||Paramount Pictures||94%||$384,140,454|
|Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi||1983||Richard Marquand||20th Century Fox||79%||$475,106,177|
|Twice Upon a Time||1983||John Korty & Charles Swenson||Warner Bros.||N/A||N/A|
|Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom||1984||Steven Spielberg||Paramount Pictures||85%||$333,107,271|
|Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters||1985||Paul Schrader||Warner Bros.||95%||$502,758|
|Labyrinth||1986||Jim Henson||TriStar Pictures||62%||$12,729,917|
|Howard the Duck||1986||Willard Huyck||Universal Studios||16%||$37,962,774|
|Tucker: The Man and His Dream||1988||Francis Ford Coppola||Paramount Pictures||86%||$19,652,638|
|The Land Before Time||1988||Don Bluth||Universal Studios/Amblin Entertainment||73%||$48,092,846|
|Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade||1989||Steven Spielberg||Paramount Pictures||89%||$474,171,806|
|Radioland Murders||1994||Mel Smith||Universal Studios||19%||$1,316,865|
|Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace||1999||George Lucas||20th Century Fox||57%||$924,317,558|
|Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones||2002||George Lucas||20th Century Fox||67%||$649,398,328|
|Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith||2005||George Lucas||20th Century Fox||80%||$848,754,768|
|Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull||2008||Steven Spielberg||Paramount Pictures||77%||$786,636,033|
|Star Wars: The Clone Wars||2008||Dave Filoni||Warner Bros. Pictures||19%||$68,282,844|
|Red Tails||2012||Anthony Hemingway||20th Century Fox||36%||$48,832,821|
- Untitled CGI Animated Musical Project
- Indiana Jones 5
- Willow 2
- Star Wars: Droids (1985-1986)
- Star Wars: Ewoks (1985-1987)
- The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992-1996)
- Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003-2005)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-present)
- Star Wars Detours (2012-present)
- Star Wars live-action TV series (TBA)
Television films and specials
- The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) (uncredited)
- Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (1984)
- Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985)
- The Great Heep (1986)
- The Making of Star Wars (1977) (produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television)
- SP FX: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) (produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television)
- From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga (1983) (produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television)
- Return of the Ewok (1982)
- Captain EO (1986)
- Star Tours (1987)
- R2-D2: Beneath the Dome (2001)
- Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy (2004) (produced by Prometheus Entertainment in association with Fox Television Studios)
Lego Star Wars shorts:
- Lego Star Wars: Revenge of the Brick (2005)
- Lego Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2 (2009)
- Lego Star Wars: Bombad Bounty (2010)
- Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace (2011)
- Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed (2007) (produced by Prometheus Entertainment in association with The History Channel)
- Lego Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Brick (2008)
- Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (2011)
- Lucasfilm Names Kathleen Kennedy Co-Chair As Successor To George Lucas. Deadline. Retrieved on 2 June 2012.
- "Kathleen Kennedy to become Co-Chair of Lucasfilm Ltd.", StarWars.com, June 1, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-27.
- Richard Verrier and Ben Fritz, "Kathleen Kennedy to helm Lucasfilm as George Lucas phases out", Los Angeles Times, June 02, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-27.
- Cohen, David S., Lucas tilts at studio tentpoles, Variety, 2006-10-04. URL accessed on 2006-10-04.
- According to an interview with Warwick Davis, a second sequel to Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure was at least in the planning stages around the late 1980s, but the project has been shown to have never come through. The plot of the film, if one was ever developed, was never published.
- Staff (September 2009). "Tails from Monkey Island". Retro Gamer (70): 2835.
- Shawn Adler, Warwick Davis Enthusiastic About Possibility For Willow 2, MTV News, 2008-06-13. URL accessed on 2012-06-23.
- Lucasfilm Ltd. at the Internet Movie Database
|George Lucas filmography|
|Films directed||THX 1138 (1971) · American Graffiti (1973) · Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) · Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) · Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) · Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)|
|Shorts||Freiheit (1965) · Look at Life (1965) · Herbie (1966) · 1:42.08: A Man and His Car (1966) · The Emperor (1967) · Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB (1967) · Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town (1967) · 6-18-67 (1967) · Filmmaker (1968)|
|Related||American Zoetrope · Lucasfilm (Lucasfilm Animation) · LucasArts · Skywalker Ranch · Skywalker Sound · THX · Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) · The Star Wars Holiday Special|