Saturday, January 11, 2014

Disney Dream Portrait Series - part 5

Celebrity photographer Annnie Leibovitz continues her fantasy series placing celebrities in the roles of beloved Disney and Pixar characters. The series is a collaboration with the Disney Parks that began with the 2007 promotion “Year of a Million Dreams”.

This month, Academy Award-nominated actress Jessica Chastain portrays Merida from the Disney•Pixar film “Brave”.
The Disney Parks Blog announced that the image will appear in the February Issue of O – The Oprah Magazine later this month. [article]

August of last year, Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson portrayed Princess Tiana.

Completing this blog’s reporting of the Annie Liebovitz series is this image from 2009 of young performers Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron enacting the climactic scene from “Sleeping Beauty” in their respective portrayals of Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip.

Part 1: (2007) Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella;
David Beckham as Prince Phillip;
Beyoncé Knowles and Alice, Lyle Lovett as The March Hare and Oliver Platt as The Mad Hatter;
Rachel Weisz as Snow White;
Roger Federer as King Arthur;
Julie Andrews as Blue Fairy and Abigail Breslin as fairy-in-training;

(2008) Jessica Biel as Pocahontas;
Mikhail Baryshnikov as Peter Pan, Gisele Bündchen as Wendy and Tina Fey as Tinker Bell;
Jennifer Lopez as Princess Jasmine and Marc Anthony as Aladdin;
Whoopi Goldberg as Genie;
Julianne Moore as Ariel. Michael Phelps, Cullen Jones, Brendan Hansen, Rowdy Gaines and Janet Evans as Mermen and a Mermaid

Part 2: (2011) Olivia Wilde as the Evil Queen with Alec Baldwin as the Spirit in the Magic Mirror;
Penelope Cruz as Belle and Jeff Bridges as the Transformed Prince;
Queen Latifa as Ursula;
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow with Patti Smith as Second Pirate in Command
Part 3: (2012) Jack Black, Will Farrell and Jason Segel as the Hitchhiking Ghosts;
Russell Brand as Captain Hook;
and a scene inspired by New Orleans Square.

Part 4: (2013) Taylor Swift as Rapunzel.

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