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.
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Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz
Jessica Chastain as Merida from “Brave”
“Where your destiny awaits.”
Jennifer Hudson as Tiana from “The Princess and the Frog”:
Taylor Swift as Rapunzel from “Tangled”:
The Haunted Mansion and Pirates:
Jack Black, Will Ferrell, and Jason Segel as Phineas, Ezra, and Gus, the Hitchhiking Ghosts of The Haunted Mansion:
Russell Brand as Captain Hook:
Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow and performer, writer, and artist Patti Smith as the Second Pirate in Command:
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.