Photo Archive: Annie Leibovitz Portrait Series Capturing Celebrities As Colorful Disney Characters

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Leibovitz Photos

Over the last few years, acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz has partnered with Disney to create stunningly colorful pictures of celebrities posing as Disney characters from classic animated Disney films.

Yesterday more photographs from this series were released, featuring a new batch of celebrities with a new set of familiar Disney scenes. Inspired by the new release below, we look back at all of the photographs Leibovitz has produced for the Disney Dream Portrait series, followed by a few behind-the-scenes images from the photoshoots. The photos below begin with the most recent set and work their way backward, in no particular order.

(You can click each image to enlarge and view in high-resolution.)

Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz

Jessica Chastain as Merida from “Brave”

Annie Leibovitz

“Where your destiny awaits.”

Jennifer Hudson as Tiana from “The Princess and the Frog”:

Jennifer Hudson

Taylor Swift as Rapunzel from “Tangled”:

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

The Haunted Mansion and Pirates:

Haunted Mansion

Jack Black, Will Ferrell, and Jason Segel as Phineas, Ezra, and Gus, the Hitchhiking Ghosts of The Haunted Mansion:

Haunted Mansion

Russell Brand as Captain Hook:

Russell Brand

Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow and performer, writer, and artist Patti Smith as the Second Pirate in Command:

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Jeff Bridges and Penelope Cruz as Beauty and the Beast
Jeff Bridges and Penelope Cruz

Olivia Wilde and Alec Baldwin as the Evil Queen and Magic Mirror from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Olivia Wilde and Alec Baldwin

Queen Latifah as Ursula from The Little Mermaid
Queen Latifah as Ursula

Whoopi Goldberg as The Genie from Aladdin
Whoopi Goldberg as The Genie

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony as Jasmine and Aladdin
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

Jessica Biel as Pocahontas
Jessica Biel

Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gisele Bundchen, and Tina Fey as Peter Pan, Wendy, and Tinker Bell
Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gisele Bundchen

Julie Andrews and Abigail Breslin as the Blue Fairy and Fira from Pinocchio

Beyonce, Oliver Platt, and Lyle Lovett as Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter, and the March Hare

Julienne Moore and Michael Phelps as Ariel and a mermaid from The Little Mermaid

David Beckham as Prince Philip from Sleeping Beauty

Roger Federer as King Arthur from The Sword in the Stone

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens from Sleeping Beauty

Rachel Weisz as Snow White

Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella

Behind the Scenes of the Disney Dream Portrait photos by Annie Leibovitz

With each new picture in the Disney Dream Portrait series of photographs, making-of images were also released, showing photographer Annie Leibovitz working with her costumed celebrities to achieve the perfect shot. Below are many of these images, in no particular order, minus captions. They’re enjoyable strictly on their own.



Behind-the-scenes video of Taylor Swift as Rapunzel:

Behind-the-scenes video of Jack Black, Will Ferrell, and Jason Segel as the Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts:

Behind-the-scenes video of Russell Brand as Captain Hook

Behind-the-scenes video of Patti Smith as a pirate:

And in case you’re wondering, these images are not created simply for art’s sake. They are used as advertisements for Disney Parks, magazines, billboards, and (obviously) online.

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