Behind-the-Scenes Videos for Annie Leibovitz’s Disney Dream Portraits

Starting in 2007, Disney and portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz have collaborated on a series of advertisements called the Disney Dream Portrait Series. Each ad features a portrait of one or more celebrities dressed up as famous Disney movie characters. Along with the advertisements, Disney has also been releasing some behind-the-scenes glimpses showing how the photographs came together. The video above shows actress and model Olivia Wilde posing for Leibovitz as the Evil Queen from Snow White.

Also in the photograph is actor Alec Baldwin as the creepy face in the Magic Mirror:

Here’s the photo that resulted:

Check out these other behind-the-scenes videos and the resulting advertisements:

Queen Latifah as Ursula from The Little Mermaid

Jack Black, Will Ferrell and Jason Segel as Phineas, Ezra, and Gus from the Haunted Mansion

Russell Brand as Captain Hook from Peter Pan

Wikipedia has a full list of the Dream Portrait Series photos that have been shot so far.

Image credits: Photographs by Annie Leibovitz/Disney

  • Andrew Lowe

    As some said in response to this: “Remember when Annie Leibovitz used to be cool?”

  • rtfe

    and biting heads off assistants…

  • Matt

    Well, I would have like to seen more behind the scenes. It is interesting to see how very popular portrait photogs go about making their photos.
    That said, the final product (at least as displayed here) does not agree with my eyes, excpet for the Will Farrell one. The lighting by itself is done well, but does not fit in with the rest of the scene. Of course it is fantasy, but still could have been better IMO. But, hey I’m not a super famous photog, or even one that makes money LOL.

  • gabe sturdevant

    So in essence, she takes so so pictures then has an assistant photoshop all the rest in.

  • Checkedmated

    Crucify me now…but I don’t like these photos…

  • brob

    once again Annie gets all the credit for lacklustre shots which have been photoshopped to heck

    not that impressed really considering the talent she was working with

  • Nathan Root

    You’d think with their advertising budget, they’d use something better than a Flip cam to document these things.

  • Choen Lee

    What is the point of shooting on location when the end result is totally changed to something entirely different? Might as well do it on a blue or green screen back in the studio.

    And why does she need so many groupies for? What a bloated crew.