Industrial Light & Magic
, George Lucas
' special effects company, did all of the breakthrough special effects for Star Wars
: Episode I The Phantom Menace
, as well as the classic Star Wars
trilogy (and scores of other films). Founded to do the first Star Wars
film more than two decades ago, hundreds of ILM artists and technicians pulled out all the stops "to advance the art of visual effects to dizzying heights," as Cinefex magazine put it.