Lucasfilm Animation Ltd. LLC
Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryAnimation, computer-generated imagery
FoundedMarch 3, 2003; 21 years ago (2003-03-03)
FounderGeorge Lucas
HeadquartersLetterman Digital Arts Center
San Francisco, California, United States
Area served
Key people
SubsidiariesLucasfilm Animation Singapore (2005–2023)

Lucasfilm Animation Ltd. LLC[1] is an American animation studio and subsidiary of Lucasfilm, originally established in 2003. Its first major productions were the feature film Star Wars: The Clone Wars and its associated television series, both of which debuted in 2008 and Strange Magic, which premiered in 2015. In September 2016, Dave Filoni, known for his contributions to Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, accepted a promotion to oversee the development of all future Lucasfilm Animation projects.[2]


Feature films

Released films

Title Director Release date Budget Gross
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Dave Filoni August 15, 2008 $8.5 million $68.3 million[3]
Strange Magic Gary Rydstrom January 23, 2015 $70 – 100 million $13.6 million[4]

Television series

Title Creator(s) / Developer(s) Year(s) Network Co-production with
Star Wars: The Clone Wars George Lucas 2008–13 Cartoon Network Lucasfilm
2014 Netflix
2020 Disney+
Star Wars Rebels Dave Filoni
Simon Kinberg
Carrie Beck
2014–18 Disney XD
Star Wars Resistance Dave Filoni
Kiri Hart
Carrie Beck
2018–20 Disney Channel
Disney XD
Polygon Pictures
Star Wars: The Bad Batch Dave Filoni
Jennifer Corbett
2021–2024 Disney+ Lucasfilm
Star Wars: Tales Dave Filoni 2022–present
Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures Dave Filoni 2023–present Disney+
Disney Junior
ICON Creative Studio
Wild Canary Animation
Star Wars Detours George Lucas
Brendan Hay
Unaired Lucasfilm

Shorts and specials

Title Creator(s) / Developer(s) Year(s) Network Co-production with
Star Wars Rebels shorts Dave Filoni
Simon Kinberg
Carrie Beck
2014 YouTube Lucasfilm
Star Wars Blips shorts 2017
Star Wars Forces of Destiny shorts Dave Filoni 2017–18 Lucasfilm
Star Wars Forces of Destiny specials Disney XD
Star Wars Resistance shorts Dave Filoni
Kiri Hart
Carrie Beck
2018 YouTube Lucasfilm

Lucasfilm Animation Singapore

Sandcrawler building, former headquarters of Lucasfilm Animation and Industrial Light & Magic in Singapore.[5]

Founded in 2003 in Singapore as a means to tap into the talent pool, Lucasfilm Animation Singapore (LAS) opened in October 2005. LAS works closely with Lucasfilm Animation. 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).[6] 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.

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

Industrial Light & Magic launched its Singapore operations in 2006, as the first international ILM. The Digital Artists Group served as an extension of ILM, contributed to ILM's work on feature film visual effects. LAS had supported LucasArts’ video game productions and Lucasfilm Animation.

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

The Game Group developed Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Jedi Alliance in 2008 and Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes in 2009, both on the Nintendo DS.[7]

Due to its old building being saturated, Lucasfilm Singapore moved into a new Eclipse building, frequently referred to as the Sandcrawler building, at the beginning of 2014.[8][9] Sandcrawler, an eight-story building owned by Lucas Real Estate Singapore was home to Lucasfilm Singapore, Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) and ESPN Asia Pacific designed by Aedas.

In 2021, Disney has sold its Sandcrawler building for US$132 million to Blackstone Group.[10]

On August 15, 2023, Lucasfilm announced that it will be shutting down its Singapore operations. Disney explained that the shutdown was due to economic factors, with the SAG-AFTRA strike in the United States affecting the industry's work.[11]


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