Willow

A George Lucas and Ron Howard collaboration that mixes fantasy with swashbuckling action, Willow is a story of friendship and unlikely heroes.

Willow — a good-hearted farmer with dreams of becoming a sorcerer — discovers a baby girl prophesized to end the rule of the evil Queen Bavmorda. He takes it upon himself to return the baby to her people, and begins an unforgettable adventure.

Released May 20, 1988

Lucas picked Warwick Davis to play the title character during the shooting of Return of the Jedi... even though production wouldn’t begin for five years.

Val Kilmer (Madmartigan) and sword expert Bill Hobbs developed a fighting style that mixed samurai techniques with juggling.

Willow 's centerpiece monster, the Eborsisk, was created as a stop-motion puppet by Phil Tippett and augmented with ILM's go-motion technique.

The climactic siege of Nockmaar Castle required more than 400 extras, 150 horses, and 200 pigs.

Fin Raziel’s morph from goat to human was one of the earliest uses of CGI, and became a huge leap in digital effects.

A George Lucas and Ron Howard collaboration that mixes fantasy with swashbuckling action, Willow is a story of friendship and unlikely heroes.

Willow — a good-hearted farmer with dreams of becoming a sorcerer — discovers a baby girl prophesized to end the rule of the evil Queen Bavmorda. He takes it upon himself to return the baby to her people, and begins an unforgettable adventure.

Released May 20, 1988

Lucas picked Warwick Davis to play the title character during the shooting of Return of the Jedi... even though production wouldn’t begin for five years.

Val Kilmer (Madmartigan) and sword expert Bill Hobbs developed a fighting style that mixed samurai techniques with juggling.

Willow 's centerpiece monster, the Eborsisk, was created as a stop-motion puppet by Phil Tippett and augmented with ILM's go-motion technique.

The climactic siege of Nockmaar Castle required more than 400 extras, 150 horses, and 200 pigs.

Fin Raziel’s morph from goat to human was one of the earliest uses of CGI, and became a huge leap in digital effects.