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Saturday, May 3 • 8:00am - 8:55am
Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible

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An original documentary celebrating that legacy of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) directed by Academy Award and Emmy-nominated director Leslie Iwerks and narrated by Tom Cruise. The hour-long special has interviews with filmmakers George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, J.J. Abrams and Jon Favreau, actors Samuel L. Jackson and Robin Williams, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and John Lasseter, the chief creative officer at Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. Film and television shows featured in the special include “The Abyss,” “Avatar,” “Forrest Gump,” “Jumanji,” “Jurassic Park,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Robot Chicken,” “Star Trek (2009),” “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” “Transformers,” “Twister,” “Young Sherlock Holmes” and “The War of the Worlds (2005),” which starred narrator Cruise.

Leslie Iwerks’ documentary takes audiences behind the scenes at ILM with in-depth interviews with some of the company’s top talent and showcases never before seen footage highlighting many of their pioneering milestones. From creating the first ever computer generated character in a feature film to the latest advancements in visual effects for film franchises like “Transformers” and “Iron Man,” ILM has created some of the most memorable movie moments in recent history.

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Saturday May 3, 2014 8:00am - 8:55am MDT
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