Photographer Annie Leibovitz captures Disney magic

Posted: March 14, 2011 by jerkmag in VAULT -- archives
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Disney announced this week via its Disney Parks Blog that it had “wild” news.  Shortly after, Disney debuted three new shots from its Disney Dream series, a campaign Disney adds to every few years, the latest installment being in 2009.  This new batch features Olivia Wilde as the Evil Queen and Alec Baldwin as the spirit of the magic mirror from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  Penelope Cruz glows as Belle in the arms of Jeff Bridges as the transformed beast from Beauty and the Beast.  Finally, the saucy Queen Latifah rushes the shore as wicked Ursula from The Little Mermaid.

Behind-the-scenes videos send chills down one’s spine as some of Hollywood’s biggest starts transform in to Disney heroes and villains.  The stars revealed that while on set, music from their respective movies was played and assisted with getting in to character.  Leibovitz shoots each photograph in pieces and later assembles and retouches them adding scenery and effects to give the photographs that Disney sparkle.

A special insert featuring these photos flies in to homes via the March 28th issue of People, and the April issues of O – The Oprah Magazine, People En Español, Real Simple, Essence, and InStyle magazines.  Leibovitz graced Syracuse with her presence as a guest speaker last April as part of the Syracuse University Lectures series.  Is there a waiting list for these?  I would kill to play Daisy Duck.

– Jake Hebert

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