[20th Century Fox]

This gentle, warm-hearted comedy/fantasy earned director Ron Howard his first Saturn award.

ILM developed a series of unique shots for this film using a combination of matte paintings, miniatures, and optical effects, and were able to bring to life an alien mothership, stormy turbulence and an intimate scene between two aliens. As a result, the ILM team was honored with an Academy Award® for Best Visual Effects.

Director: Ron Howard
ILM Visual Effects Supervisor: Ken Ralston
ILM Animation Supervisor: Charlie Mullen
ILM Visual Effects Producer: Mitch Suskin
ILM Visual Effects Art Director: Phillip Norwood
ILM Studios: San Francisco