Annie Leibovitz Teams Up With Disney To Turn Celebs Into Fairy Tale Characters


Back in 2009 we got to see a new photo of Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens all dolled up as Disney fairy tale characters Prince Phillip and Princess Aurora from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. Today we get to see new photos, shot by Annie Leibovitz, of more celebs dressed up as Disney characters. Queen Latifah portrays Ursula the Sea Witch, Olivia Wilde as The Evil Queen (with Alec Baldwin as the Magic Mirror) and Penélope Cruz & Jeff Bridges as Belle and the Beast.

Today, we are unveiling some spectacular new images by acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz, who continues to lend her vision to the successful Disney Dream Portrait series we began just more than four years ago. Each portrait features well-known celebrities transformed into the role of famous Disney characters. The three latest Disney Dream Portraits are the first new images in the series since 2009, and for the first time we’ve included a couple of the most wicked Disney villains ever! … As the Evil Queen, Olivia Wilde joins Alec Baldwin as the spirit of the magic mirror 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 caption reads, “Where magic speaks, even when you’re not the fairest of them all.” Penelope Cruz and Jeff Bridges appear as Belle and the transformed prince, recalling the final scene from “Beauty and the Beast.” The celebratory moment is captioned, “Where a moment of beauty lasts forever.” Finally, coming ashore as Ursula from “The Little Mermaid” is none other than Queen Latifah. The caption reads, “Where memories take hold and never let go.”

You may recall that previously, before the 2009 photos of Zanessa, we saw photos of David Beckham, Scarlett Johansson, Beyonce, Jessical Biel, Michael Phelps and more as Disney characters … so these new photos are a great addition to the bunch. Here are a few behind the scenes photos from the Leibovitz shoot:

To be honest, I’m not sure how Queen Latifah got talked into being Ursula the Sea Witch … but she does look good … as a sea witch. My fave of this new batch is Olivia Wilde as the Evil Queen. She just has the look down pat. I’m glad Disney is continuing to put out these fun photos. I hope we get to see more and soon!


  • Mr. Gyllenhaal

    I love these….they are amazing!!!

  • JayeBea

    I thought the same thing about Queen Latifah…kinda not flattering to be asked to be the sea witch. Olivia looks incredible, she makes a perfectly gorgeous Evil Queen!

  • apriljan

    Queen Latifah looks reallllly good!

  • Isabelle

    She always does such a great job.

  • Jessica

    How much do I love queen latifah as ursula! She has the attitude and personality to pull off such a weird concept.

    Also, am I the only one or does olivia look like michelle pfeiffer in that pic of her getting her makeup applied?

  • kendra

    I always love these photos! Alec Baldwin as the Magic Mirror is so awesome..

  • Mela

    Man Penelope cruz and Jeff Bridges is an odd pairing but it works. And yeah…Olivia Wilde! Woah.

  • Virginia

    Queen Latifah is perfect as Ursula. I thought that was pure genius. She looks amazing. I didn’t even recognize Olivia!

    These pics are amazing, but long live the Queen!

  • Adriana

    love love love

  • nicole

    holy crap, Olivia looks just like the cartoon!

  • Jules

    Is it just me or do Penelope Cruze and Jeff Bridges look photoshopped in?

  • this is pure shit – you guys are tazy

  • Jenn

    I’m not overly impressed by these. They are highly photoshopped it seems… just not a good representation of her best work.

  • aldo

    beyonce as alice in wonderland was the worst! these pics aren’t the best either. too much photoshop!

  • Excellent photos! Mr. Lebovitz is really a good photographer! Such photos could also help any author to create better works! I don’t know whether Mr. Lebovitz will read this comment of mine but I couldn’t refrain from sending this greeting: Keep the good work going, Mr Lebovitz! Let the wonderful noise of the sea always sounds in your ears! (a greeting of the water dragons’ hunters – my Tale Of The Rock Pieces).