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We Should All Thank ILM What would films be like if ILM was never created? How would films be differnt? Not a question alot of films makers and film goes want answered. Encore will be premiering " INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC: CREATING THE IMPOSSIBLE ” on November 14, 2010. The documentary was directed by Leslie Iwerks and is narrated by my man Tom Cruise . The film will feature interviews with George Lucas of course, J.J. Abrams, Ron Howard, Steven Spielberg and many more. Watch the trailer after the Jump.. Press Release: ENCORE PAYS VISUAL TRIBUTE TO OSCAR®-WINNING VISUAL EFFECTS GIANT ILM IN CELEBRATION OF THEIR 35TH ANNIVERSARY WITH ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY “INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC: CREATING THE IMPOSSIBLE” Tom Cruise Narrates Doc Premiering November 14, 2010 Marathon of Five ILM-Effects Films on Encore Beverly Hills, CA., September 14, 2010 – Since its founding 35 years ago, Industrial Light & Magic has been the movie industry’s undisputed leader in gro

Star Tours The Adventures Continues Update

Who's Flying The Star Craft? Disney will be re-opening Star Tours The Adventures Continues on May 10th 2011 in Disneyland in Anaheim and May 17th 2011 in Walt Disney World in Orlando. As explained earlier, all Star Tours Starspeeder 1000s are flown using the latest AC-series Tour Droids . And in fact, our initial plans were for our flight to be piloted by AC-38 better known as “Ace.” However, in discussions with George Lucas during the course of our production, we decided to take the story in a very different direction. So…while AC-38 is supposed to be our pilot, by the time we actually take off, the droid sitting in the pilot’s seat will be none other than…C-3PO! It’s one of the biggest changes and surprises in the new show. “Professional grit stopped me from yelling the glorious new storyline from the rooftops,” said Anthony Daniels recently. “It’s fun having secrets like this, waiting to share them at the right time.” You’ll see just how Threepio becomes our pilo

Star Tours Update And Photos

Star Tours Update And Photos We have reported before that Star Tours ride in currently going through an upgrade. Randy ( Arnoldfans ) and myself were one of the lucky few who got to attend the very last ride of the original Star Tours on July 26,2010.  Star Tours 2.0 , which is set to open up in May of 2011. The most recent info is that it will be called "Star Tours: The Adventures Continue" New destinations will include Tatooine and Coruscant. And the new ride will be set in-between the two Star Wars trilogies. The Star Tours vehicle is now going to be chased by Boba Fett .  C3PO and R2-D2 are still the hosts… Admiral Ackbar holographically communicates with the Star Tours vehicle." We occupied a large soundstage in Hollywood to film a key sequence of the new show. Anthony Daniels flew in from London to bring C-3PO to life on the stage, as well as workshop the script with our writer Steve Spiegel. I spoke with Anthony Daniels the other day about what it fel