Disney/Lucasfilm
Disney/Lucasfilm

The Force Awakens Digital Effects

Disney/Lucasfilm
Disney/Lucasfilm

Here’s how Maz Kanata and other digital effects came to life in The Force Awakens. In five-minute and 48-minute versions.
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