These photos from Annie Leibovitz are just stunning. They belong to the Dream Portrait Serie, an advertisement campaign from Disney featuring celebrities as traditional Disney characters. The first three images came out in January 2007, the second batch of three in October 2007 and the latest four came out this week. I’ve featured the photos I like the best first; while most of them are cool, there are a couple that just don’t work for me.
Update: I’ve added the latest photos of the campaign that were released in March 2011 here at the beginning of this post. Again they’re so gorgeous! It’s also interesting to see that Disney is using actors that are featured in their main live-action franchises right now: Olivia Wilde and Jeff Bridges were both in Tron, Penelope Cruz will be in the next Pirates of the Caribbean.
Update 2: I’ve again added the latest photos of the campaign. The Taylor Swift one as Rapunzel was released in January 2013.
Where A World of Adventure Awaits
Taylor Swift as Rapunzel from Tangled
Where A Moment Of Beauty Lasts Forever
Jeff Bridges as The Beast, Penelope Cruz as Belle
Where Magic Speaks, Even When You’re Not The Fairest Of Them All
Olivia Wilde as the Evil Queen, Alec Baldwin as the Mirror
Where Memories Take Hold and Never Let Go
Queen Latifah as Ursula (from The Little Mermaid)
Where Another World Is Just A Wish Away
Julianne Moore as Ariel (The Little Mermaid) and Michael Phelps as a random merman.
Where Every Cinderella Story Comes True
Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella
Where You’re The Fairest Of Them All
Rachel Weisz as Snow White
Where Dreams Run Free
Jessica Biel as Pocahontas
Where You’re Always The King Of The Court
Roger Federer as King Arthur
Where You Never Have To Grow Up
Where Imagination Saves The Day
David Beckham as Prince Phillip from Sleeping Beauty
Where The Magic Begins
Where A Whole New World Awaits
Where Wonderland Is Your Destiny
Where Your Every Wish Is Our Command
Whoopi Goldberg as the Genie
(Photos courtesy and copyright of Disney)