Celebrities In Fairy Tale Scenes
At the request of Disney, Annie Leibovitz has taken photos of celebrities based on the magic of Walt Disney’s theme parks. They are part of a new promotion for the Year of a Million dreams.
Each image features a scene from a Disney movie with a special featured celebrity transformed into the role of a fabled Disney character.
As Cinderella, Scarlett Johansson is seen running down a flight of stairs as the clock strikes midnight with her glass slipper unknowingly left behind. The tagline reads, “Where every Cinderella story comes true.”
Befitting a true princess, Johansson wears a stunning, one-of-a-kind Harry Winston tiara — a dazzling piece in platinum with more than 62 carats of sparkling diamonds and valued at $325,000. The dress worn by Johansson is a custom-made, Cinderella-inspired gown designed by Nicoletta Santoro.
Actress Rachel Weisz as ‘Snow White.’
Beyoncé Knowles, Oliver Platt and Lyle Lovett
Beyoncé appears as “Alice in Wonderland,” twirling in a teacup, accompanied by Oliver Platt as the Mad Hatter and Lyle Lovett as the March Hare. The tagline reads, “Where Wonderland is your destiny.”
“It’s two great imaginations coming together — Disney and Annie Leibovitz,” said Lovett. “To be along for the ride really is quite something, just knowing that you’re going to be part of a great Disney character. And then when you step into the imagination of Annie Leibovitz, you know you’re in another world.”
Jessica Biel is portrayed as Pocahontas in a photo illustration titled “Where Dreams Run Free.”
David Beckham plays the part of the gallant Prince Phillip from “Sleeping Beauty,” atop his trusted steed fighting the evil dragon. The tagline reads, “Where imagination saves the day.”
“There were many Disney characters I liked as a kid,” said Beckham. “Now my sons love the Disney characters and it’s a big part of their lives, a big part of many children’s lives around the world. So to be part of that is an honor and very exciting.
“I love going to Disney, I’m like a big kid,” he added.
Gisele Bundchen, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Tina Fey
This scene entitled “Where You Never Have to Grow Up,” features supermodel Gisele Bundchen portraying Wendy Darling, with dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov as Peter Pan and actress Tina Fey as Tinker Bell.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
Jennifer Lopez, posed as Jasmine and husband Marc Anthony as Aladdin from Disney’s “Aladdin,” travel over the Arabian desert in a piece called “Where a Whole New World Awaits.”
Whoopi Goldberg as the Genie from “Aladdin”.
Tennis ace Roger Federer, who has been the #1 ranked men’s tennis player in the world for four consecutive years, portrays King Arthur and pulls a sword from the anvil that holds a magical grip upon it. The gallant scene is reminiscent of Disney’s animated film ‘The Sword in the Stone,’ in which a young King Arthur follows the wizardly teachings of Merlin.