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    New Series of Photography from Annie Leibovitz puts more Stars in Fantasies for ads

    31 October 2007


    New Series of Photography from Annie Leibovitz Puts More Stars in More Fantasies As Disney Parks Extends ‘Year of a Million Dreams’

    ANAHEIM, Calif., and LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Framed through the lens of renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz, more stars are playing out their fantasies, living out their Disney dreams.

    Actress Rachel Weisz is Snow White, tennis star Roger Federer is King Arthur from “The Sword in the Stone” and actress Julie Andrews is the Blue Fairy from “Pinocchio” with actress Abigail Breslin as Fira from “Disney Fairies” in a new wave of celebrity images celebrating the “Year of a Million Dreams” at Disney Parks.

    They join Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella, Beyoncé as “Alice in Wonderland” twirling in a teacup and David Beckham atop a steed as Prince Phillip from “Sleeping Beauty” in a 14-page insert appearing later this year in several Condé Nast publications. Johansson, Beyoncé and Beckham also starred in the first flight of Leibovitz images last January.

    The new photographs, placing stars in classic Disney fairy tale settings, continue the “Disney Dream Portrait Series” of celebrity images produced by Leibovitz as Disney Parks announces an extension, through 2008, of its “Year of a Million Dreams” celebration.

    Elaborate sets and costuming went into the transformation of Weisz, Andrews, Breslin and Federer. Soundstages morphed into pixie-dusted spectacles as Leibovitz clicked away.

    "It's thrilling to have an opportunity to re-create the characters we all loved as children," Leibovitz says. "The stories are real to my own children now, and their belief inspires me."

    Dreamlike images in a year of dreams was a natural, added Jay Rasulo, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

    “Putting celebrities right inside their fantasies reinforces the power of dreams, where anything is possible,” he said. “Disney’s ‘Year of a Million Dreams’ is about the imaginations and dreams that are inside us all. Through the lens of Annie Leibovitz, these dreams and fantasies come alive. It’s the perfect fit.”

    For Weisz, slipping on the familiar hair band and dress of Snow White was a dream come true. Her finished image, “Where You’re the Fairest of Them All,” is a soft, sylvan scene in which she is surrounded by forest friends.

    “I think you always want to be Snow White, it’s every little girl’s dream,” Weisz said.

    Federer traded his tennis racket for a regal sword, posing on a rock as the gallant King Arthur.

    The finished photo, entitled “Where You’re Always King of the Court,” shows Federer, red cape flowing, beside a roiling sea.

    In another photo, Breslin as Fira (from the “Disney Fairies” series) reposes on a giant leaf while the wand-waving Julie Andrews as the Blue Fairy of “Pinocchio” showers her with pixie dust. “Where the Magic Begins,” reads the photo.

    The special insert will be unveiled in the December editions of Cookie, Condé Nast Traveler, Details, Glamour, GQ, Men’s Vogue, New Yorker, Self, Vanity Fair, Vogue and W.

    On Oct. 1, Disney announced its “Year of a Million Dreams” celebration would be extended throughout 2008 at Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The celebration is filled with new attractions and entertainment plus more “dream-come-true” moments for guests than ever before.

    For information about “The Year of a Million Dreams” celebration, visit disneyparks.com.
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    Re: New Series of Photography from Annie Leibovitz puts more Stars in Fantasies for a

    25 January 2008

    FROM NEVER LAND TO DISNEY LANDS:
    JENNIFER LOPEZ, GISELE BÜNDCHEN AND JESSICA BIEL
    LIVE OUT THEIR DISNEY FANTASIES
    BURBANK, Calif. – From Never Land to flying carpets to the forested domain of an Indian princess, stars travel to their very own Fantasylands in a new round of celebrity images from famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.

    The new images continue the “Disney Dream Portrait Series” of celebrity photography produced by Leibovitz as Disney Parks extends, through 2008, its “Year of a Million Dreams” celebration on both coasts. Leibovitz’s images capture the transformational power of Disney dreams during a celebration that invites visitors to live out their own Disney dreams as never before at California’s Disneyland and Florida’s Walt Disney World resorts.

    The latest installment of Leibovitz photography spotlights more celebrities living out their fantasies by starring in Disney dream scenes:

    “Where a whole new world awaits”: Aboard their genie-powered magic carpet, Jennifer Lopez (Jasmine) and husband Marc Anthony (Aladdin) soar through the Arabian night. Complete with Whoopi Goldberg (Genie) pushing them among the stars, the two images comprise a dream scene straight from a magic lantern in a scene entitled “Where a whole new world awaits.”

    For Lopez, the Leibovitz shoot was both transformational and inspirational: “It’s unbelievable,” she said, “a modern princess and the guy with the flying carpet…and the idea of maybe in the future my children seeing me and Marc as Jasmine and Aladdin…I think that would be pretty cool.”

    Added Goldberg: “I think those genie-like qualities worked best for me. For me to come out of a bottle and give somebody three wishes seems like a pretty good bargain.”

    “Where you never have to grow up”: Surprise marks the “you can fly” moment as a mesmerized Gisele Bündchen (Wendy Darling) is beckoned by Mikhail Baryshnikov (Peter Pan) and Tina Fey (Tinker Bell) to fly off over the rooftops of London to Never Land – “Where you never have to grow up.” From the dazzle of fashion runways, Bündchen was draped in a simple white nightgown as Wendy for the Leibovitz shoot.

    “Coming onto this whole set, it feels like you are living the whole Peter Pan story,” said Bündchen. “When I think of all the Disney stories, it actually is my favorite. It isn’t just like a princess finding her prince; Peter was more about finding a true adventure and a different thing, you know?”

    “Where dreams run free”: In an image entitled “Where dreams run free,” Jessica Biel (Pocahontas) is depicted sprinting, deer-like, through an autumnal forest as a masted English ship sits offshore.

    “I was a huge Disney fan growing up as a kid and Cinderella, Snow White, Pocahontas, Ariel – all those characters were huge for me, so I definitely did dream,” said Biel. “I never actually thought I would make it! So this is pretty exciting.”

    Great stars and rich scenes enabled Leibovitz to again work magic with her lens.

    “We were going deeper and deeper into fantasy with these new pictures,” Leibovitz explained. “Digital tools make it possible to play with the elements of the photographs to a degree that is amazing. And a lot of fun.”

    Special inserts with the images will appear in select Condé Nast publications in March. Since January 2007, Leibovitz has featured Beyoncé, David Beckham, Scarlett Johansson, Rachel Weisz, Roger Federer, Julie Andrews and Abigail Breslin in scenes playing out their Disney fantasies.

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    Re: New Series of Photography from Annie Leibovitz puts more Stars in Fantasies for a

    Preview the ads and behind the scenes photos here:

    http://justjared.buzznet.com/page/2/

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    Re: New Series of Photography from Annie Leibovitz puts more Stars in Fantasies for a

    I really like these ads. One thing I was thinking about is how they are more fantasies for the celebs than perfect casting. I wonder if the celebs get to make character suggestions. That said I really like Tina Fey as Tinker Bell.

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    Re: New Series of Photography from Annie Leibovitz puts more Stars in Fantasies for a

    Who knew all the characters in Peter Pan were that old?

    Wow.

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    Re: New Series of Photography from Annie Leibovitz puts more Stars in Fantasies for a

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterGracey View Post
    Who knew all the characters in Peter Pan were that old?

    Wow.
    That's what I was saying earlier. They don't seem to be going for precise casting. Nor have they been. In the first group they had Beyonce as Alice I think. She certianly does not look like the classic character. I wonder how they are picking which celebrity for which character.

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    Re: New Series of Photography from Annie Leibovitz puts more Stars in Fantasies for a

    Look at Mikhail's legs! Wow - they haven't aged a bit!

    I don't really like Giselle as Wendy - I'm not feeling it.

    I think Jessica Biel is beautiful, I just don't like the pose she's in.

    As for the Aladdin scene - I like it!

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    Re: New Series of Photography from Annie Leibovitz puts more Stars in Fantasies for a

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterGracey View Post
    Who knew all the characters in Peter Pan were that old?

    Wow.
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    Well which is it? Only for kids? Only for adults? Not for recognizable celebrities?

    Also are kids on their mind when buying or burning up trade placing these very expensive ads in Condé Nast publications such as Vanity Fair, GQ, Vogue, W or The New Yorker for example?

    BTW having actually been involved with marketing and advertising meetings over the years with major companies and their advertising agencies, including the DLR, Walt Disney Studios, Television and Records I can honestly say I not once encountered a mandate or specific plan aiming only for children. Its far too narrow a target when historically Mommy holds the pursestrings and is also the #1 choice for guilting and whining to.
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    Re: New Series of Photography from Annie Leibovitz puts more Stars in Fantasies for a

    I liked the first batch-- and I like the Pocahontas one... but somehow these pics don't actually stir up the magic the way the first set did. Just my opinion.


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    Re: New Series of Photography from Annie Leibovitz puts more Stars in Fantasies for a

    ^ I agree. These are a lot more interpretive which I really did not like. The first few sets were magical, dreamy, and actually stuck more to the core of the character. Rachel Weisz as Snow White is probably my favorite. In this new batch the one with Jessica Biel is only one I like but even in that one she's missing an arm band and the necklace. JLo and M Anthony look like they're advertising the Sahara Casino in Vegas, why is her outfit not teal/blue? And what the hell is up with Woopie? She looks like some generic genie (Kazaam's sister?) or some random variation of Califea. Why is Giselle in a white nigthy and not a blue sleeping gown?
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    Re: New Series of Photography from Annie Leibovitz puts more Stars in Fantasies for a

    Quote Originally Posted by dlfreak View Post
    ^ I agree. These are a lot more interpretive which I really did not like. The first few sets were magical, dreamy, and actually stuck more to the core of the character. Rachel Weisz as Snow White is probably my favorite. In this new batch the one with Jessica Biel is only one I like but even in that one she's missing an arm band and the necklace. JLo and M Anthony look like they're advertising the Sahara Casino in Vegas, why is her outfit not teal/blue? And what the hell is up with Woopie? She looks like some generic genie (Kazaam's sister?) or some random variation of Califea. Why is Giselle in a white nigthy and not a blue sleeping gown?


    Haha yah... I think Whoopi was the big "WTF" moment in this batch. Followed by Jlo and Marc Antony. I dunno.. I somehow was hoping for more likeable talent presented.


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    Re: New Series of Photography from Annie Leibovitz puts more Stars in Fantasies for a

    Love Mikhail, but he's way too old. That's just creepy.

    Also, Annie missed the boat having Aishwarya Rai as Jasmine. I realize that she's not a famous American celebrity, but she would've been perfect. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0706787/
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