World renowned celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz has been commissioned once again by the Disney corporation to recreate some of the most famous Disney movie scenes with some of the hottest celebrities in the industry right now. These are the first new images to debut since 2009 and the first to include Disney villains.
These latest images are to support the campaign for Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship….the Disney DREAM.
“After the incredible response of Disney fans to Annie’s amazing work, we couldn’t be more excited to share these stunning new images,” said Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “Annie has captured Disney experiences that evoke nostalgia and transport viewers to faraway magical places which is why they have generated so much enthusiasm and affection.
As the Spirit of the Magic Mirror, Alec Baldwin joins Olivia Wilde as the Evil Queen from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” In the dark depths of her lair, the Queen has summoned the mirror’s spirit through wind and darkness to reveal the identity of a lovelier maid than she. The tagline reads, “Where magic speaks, even when you’re not the fairest of them all.”
“I’ve wanted to work with Annie my entire career,” said Wilde. “I was overwhelmed when I heard I could have this chance. This is such a great idea; to pair some of the most iconic characters from all our childhoods with the photographer who is so good at capturing icons, and that’s why I think this Disney-Leibovitz collaboration works so well together.” she added.
Penelope Cruz and Jeff Bridges appear as Belle and the transformed prince, recalling the final scene from “Beauty and the Beast.” The celebratory moment’s tagline reads, “Where a moment of beauty lasts forever.”
Queen Latifah comes ashore as the Sea Witch, Ursula, from “The Little Mermaid.” The tagline reads, “Where memories take hold and never let go.”
“I was excited about doing this project,” said Queen Latifah. “Villains get to have all the fun!”
Look for these images in the April issues of O — The Oprah Magazine, People en Español, Real Simple, Essence, and InStyle as well as the March 28th issue of People.