The success of Lucasfilm’s first live-action feature, 1973’s American Graffiti, helped to launch what has become a 50-year legacy of storytelling through movies and series, animation, games, publishing, and more. While these various platforms and formats continue to expand the range and reach of our storytelling, live-action production remains the central feature of Lucasfilm’s creative portfolio.
In its first 50 years, Lucasfilm has produced a rich catalog of live-action features ranging from the high adventure and romance of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies to explorations of history with Tucker: The Man and His Dream and Red Tails. Fantasy storytelling has also been a genre that Lucasfilm has returned to time and again with films such as Labyrinth and Willow.
While the first 20 years of Lucasfilm’s production was focused exclusively on theatrical features, the company expanded their storytelling to live-action television starting in the 1990s with The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones. That episodic live-action legacy continued when the Disney+ streaming platform formally launched with an all-new Star Wars series, The Mandalorian. Since then, a range of other series have followed, including The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor, Willow, and Ahsoka.