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Legacy Effects

Legacy Effects, LLC is an American special effects studio specializing in creature design, prosthetic makeup, animatronics, and specialty suits.[1]


Founding partners Lindsay Macgowan, Shane Mahan, John Rosengrant, and Alan Scott supervised projects at Stan Winston Studio for over 20 years before Winston's death in 2008.[2] After his death they formed their own company, Legacy Effects, with their first film being 2012 (2009).

Their first film outside of the United States was the Indian film Enthiran (2010), which was used for prosthetic makeup and animatronics.

Special effects work

The feature films Legacy Effects has contributed practical effects to include Avatar, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Alice in Wonderland, Snow White and the Huntsman, Life of Pi, Thor, RoboCop, Pacific Rim, Enthiran, 2.0 and X-Men: Days of Future Past.[3] Legacy Effects also provided effects for the newest iterations of the Terminator and Jurassic Park franchises, Terminator Genisys and Jurassic World.[4][5]

Legacy contributed character design for films including Godzilla, John Carter, The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, Cowboys & Aliens, The Hunger Games and Avatar.

Their work has garnered Best Visual Effects Academy Award nominations for Real Steel and Iron Man.[6][7]

Legacy Effects has created effects for television shows such as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Colony, Agent Carter, Grey's Anatomy and The Big Bang Theory, and contributed work to over 900 commercials. Notable examples of their commercial work include Destiny, Halo, The Aflac Duck, Maxwell the Geico Pig, The KIA Hamsters, and the Jack Links Sasquatch campaigns.

iMut8r app

Legacy created the iMut8r app, first released in October 2009.[8] A popular Halloween-themed photo manipulation app, iMut8r was named the iPhone App of the Week by Apple October 20, 2010. It is still regularly updated with new features.

Comic-Con events

Legacy Effects gained attention for a 9'9" (2.97m) cosplay robot that was unveiled at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con. Created through a partnership between Wired magazine, YouTube and Stan Winston School, the robot was built by Legacy over a period of 24 days and interacted with Comic-Con attendees throughout the four-day event, operated by a combination of suit performer and radio controlled animatronics.[9]

For Comic-Con 2014, Legacy designed and built a 13'6" (4.11m) tall animatronic creature called Bodock the Giant Creature.[10] Created through a partnership with Stan Winston School, Stratasys, and Wired magazine, the Giant Creature involved two separate animatronic characters and nine puppeteers.[11] A majority of the hard surfaces were 3D printed by Stratasys.[12] The goal of both events was to celebrate and promote practical special effects.


Film Year Effects
Indian 2 2019 Special Makeup
2.0 2018 Prosthetics and Animatonics
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul 2017 Animatronics
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 2017

Special Effects

Suicide Squad 2016 Special Effects
Captain America: Civil War 2016 Special Effects
X-Men: Apocalypse 2016 Special Effects
The Jungle Book 2016 Special Effects
The Revenant 2015 Special Effects and Animatronics
Terminator Genisys 2015 Special Effects and Animatronics
Jurassic World 2015 Special Effects and Animatronics
Avengers: Age Of Ultron 2015 Special Effects
The Signal 2014 Special Effects
Godzilla 2014 Special Effects
Wish I Was Here 2014 Suit Design and Fabrication
Project Almanac 2014 Specialty Props
Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014 Suit Design and Fabrication
Muppets Most Wanted 2014 80s Robot Design
X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 Suit Design and Fabrication, Makeup Effects
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 Design and Models
Grudge Match 2014 Specialty Puppets
RoboCop 2014 Robocop Suit and Robotic Effects
Pacific Rim 2013 Pilot Suits and Effects
World War Z 2013 Character Design and Makeup Effects
Iron Man 3 2013 Prosthetics and Suit Effects
Oblivion 2013 Specialty Costume Accessories
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 2012 Animatronic and Special Make-up Effects
Life of Pi 2012 Replica and Animatronic Animals
Total Recall 2012 Sinth Suits, Animatronics and Prosthetics
The Bourne Legacy 2012 Animatronic Effects
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (web series) 2012 Suits and Weapons Design and Fabrication
The Watch 2012 Animatronic Effects
The Amazing Spider-Man 2012 Lizard/Lizard Drone Character Designs and Prosthetic Make-Up
Snow White and the Huntsman 2012 Specialty Costumes
The Avengers 2012 Iron Man Suit and Practical Effects
The Hunger Games 2012 Mutation Character Design
John Carter 2012 Character and Creature Design
7aum Arivu 2011 Special Effects
The Muppets 2011 80s Robot and Muppet Man Design
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 2011 Animatronic and Special Make-Up Effects
Real Steel 2011 Animatronic Effects
Cowboys & Aliens 2011 Alien Creature Effects
Thor 2011 Frost Giant Prosthetics and Suit Effects
I Am Number Four 2011 Creature Design
Enthiran 2010 Animatronic Effects and Prosthetic Make-up
Passion Play 2010 Animatronic Effects
Dinner for Schmucks 2010 Mechanical Vulture, Animatronic Effects
Iron Man 2 2010 Suit Construction and Animatronics: Iron Man/Whiplash
Alice In Wonderland 2010 Special Make-Up Effects: Red Queen courtier characters creation and design
Shutter Island 2010 Visual and Make-Up Effects
Avatar 2009 Character Design and Specialty Props Manufacturing (as Stan Winston Studio and Legacy Effects)
2012 2009 Animatronic Effects


  1. ^ "Legacy FX Makes Armored Heroes Shine". Variety. May 29, 2013.
  2. ^ Boucher, Geoff (Oct 6, 2008). "Stan Winston and the tricky business of Legacy". Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ https://www.imdb.com/company/co0282891/?ref_=fn_al_co_1
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-18. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://www.popflock.com/video?id=jfcqQf61S-k
  6. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0371746/awards
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-24. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ http://appshopper.com/photography/imut8r
  9. ^ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLibNZv5Zd0dzK7SBUath1E6lWUevknvn0
  10. ^ https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/pictures/20-best-things-we-saw-and-heard-at-comic-con-2014-20140728/bodock-the-giant-creature-0069182
  11. ^ http://www.nerdist.com/vepisode/get-an-inside-look-at-the-stan-winston-schools-giant-creature-from-comic-con/
  12. ^ http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20140724/NEWS/140729959/3-d-printing-a-giant-for-comic-con

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