Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Annie Leibovitz and the Walt Disney`s One Million Dreams

Annie Leibovitz’s style of lighting combined with the use of bold colors and poses in the 80`s got her a position with “Vanity Fair” where she photographed celebrities for the American Express ad campaign that won her a Clio Award which is given to reward individuals for creative excellence in advertising and design. We all could learn a lot from Ms. Leibovitz’s style of photography or just be inspired by what she has already done. In this post I would like to share some of her work from 2007 when the Walt Disney Company hired her to do a series of photographs with celebrities in various roles and scenes for Disney Parks “Year of a Million Dreams” campaign.

So drop everything for awhile and let’s bring out the inner child in all of us, during the time when anything seems possible and worries are a million miles away. Let’s all just sit back and find inspiration in the photos of Annie Leibovitz.

Jennifer Lopez as Princess Jasmin and  Marc Anthony as Alladin, this is obviously “A whole new world”.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony as Princess Jasmin and Alladin
Whoopi Goldberg as the playful Genie, is there still time for my three wishes Genie? There is? Whoppi! Hehehe, I couldn’t help it!
Whoopi Goldberg as the Genie

Alice in Wonderland

We have here Beyonce as Alice, then Grammy winner country crooner Lyle Lovett as the March Hare then last but not the least Mr. Oliver Platt as the Mad Hatter.
Beyonce, Lyle Lovett and Oliver Platt in Alice in Wonderland


Scarlett Johansson accidentally left a glass slipper or is it a shoe in Cinderella.
Scarlett Johansson in Cinderella

King Arthur

Roger Federer traded his tennis racket for a sharper “Excalibur” as King Arthur.
Roger Federer as King Arthur

The Little Mermaid

Julianne Moore dreams of feet as Princess Ariel while Michael Phelps practices his Olympic lungs in Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
Julianne Moore and Michael Phelps in The Little Mermaid

 Queen Latifah as Ursula from ‘The Little Mermaid’, which is captioned, “Where memories take hold and never let go.”
Queen Latifah as Ursula

Peter Pan

Mikhail Baryshnikov the Russian dancer daintily flies into the room as Peter Pan, while Gisele Bündchen looks ravishing as Wendy, and although she’s too small to be recognized at first glance Tina Fey spreads some magic dust as Tinkerbell.
Gisele Bündchen, Tina Fey, Mikhail Baryshnikov in Peter Pan


Julie Andrews poses as the Blue Fairy while looking at Abigail Breslin “Little Miss Sunshine” herself as the apprentice fairy in Pinocchio

Julie Andrews and Abigail Breslin in Pinocchio


Run Forrest ruuuun, seriously it’s Jessica Biel and her obviously strong legs running through the forrest as Pocahontas.
Jessica Biel as Pocahontas

Snow White

Rachel Weisz rolls around with some forest critters as Snow White.
Rachel Weisz as Snow White
And of course Snow White’s friend Princess Aurora better known as Sleeping Beauty wouldn’t be awake if it wasn’t for Prince Charming *slash Prince Phillip and who better to pose as a prince than David Becham.
David Beckham as Prince Phillip

Olivia Wilde as the Evil Queen and Alec Baldwin as the Spirit of the Magic Mirror from ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’. The caption reads, “Where magic speaks, even when you’re not the fairest of them all.”
Olivia Wilde as the Evil Queen and Alec Baldwin as the Spirit of the Magic Mirror

Beauty and the Beast

Penelope Cruz and Jeff Bridges in the Final Scene from ‘Beauty and the Beast’ . Caption reads, “Where a moment of beauty lasts forever.”
Penelope Cruz and Jeff Bridges in  ‘Beauty and the Beast’

And they lived happily ever after…

Find Annie Leibovitz on the web:

Vanity Fair Profile: Annie Leibovitz

PBS Photo Gallery: American Masters

Andrew Smith Gallery: American Music

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