Beautiful Disney Portraits by Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz is a celebrity photographer born in Waterbury, Connecticut.

There isn’t just one photograph that made Annie such a popular photographer. She started her career working as a staff photographer for the Rolling Stones (magazine).

She was soon on tour with The Rolling Stones as their band photographer. Before long she was photographing celebrities and band members all over the world, and has been ever since.

In 2008, Annie started a series for Disney called Dream Portraits, featuring a series of celebrities and actors/actresses re-enacting a scene from various Disney movies.

In 2011, Annie and Disney have worked together again to add more photographs to the series. This post features both the original and new shots – all of which are amazing pieces of work and incredibly detailed…

Rachel Weisz as Snow White

Jessica Biel as Pocahontas

Roger Federer as King Arthur

Mikhail Baryshnikov as Peter Pan, Gisele Bündchen as Wendy and Tina Fey as Tinkerbell

David Beckham as Prince Phillip from Sleeping Beauty

Julie Andrews as the Blue Fairy from Pinocchio and Abigial Breslin as Fira from Disney Fairies

Jennifer Lopez as Jasmine and Marc Anthony as Aladdin

Beyonce as Alice, Lyle Lovett as the March Hare and Oliver Platt as the Mad Hatter

Whoopi Goldberg as the Genie

Jeff Bridges as The Beast, Penelope Cruz as Belle

Olivia Wilde as the Evil Queen and Alec Baldwin as the Spirit of the Mirror

Queen Latifah as Ursula (from The Little Mermaid)

Julianne Moore as Ariel (The Little Mermaid) and Michael Phelps as a random merman.

Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella

You can read more about Annie Leibovitz on, or see more of her work at

This post was put together exclusively for WDD by Callum Chapman. Callum is currently writing a book about (and called) Junior Design Jobs.

These photographs really bring the animated movies to life. How do they make you feel? What one is your favorite?

  • theamoeba

    very cool :) – different. hehe

  • Sony

    Wow. what a great pictures. Really great art work.

  • Charles

    Some beautiful images….love Alec Baldwin and the Spirit in the mirror.

  • Jenn

    Love it!

  • Dessign

    wow this is amazing, beautiful artwork Annie Leibovitz

  • TrafficColeman

    Wonderful piece of just amaze me of the creation that we can do these days..

    “Black Seo Guy “Signing Off”

  • sie

    they are so totally over processed, they cannot be called photographs.

  • Kinsbane

    I love Annie’s work, but ALL of these look like CRAP, with the exception of Scarlett Johansson’s.

  • RaWa

    I’ve got to be honest, I just don’t quite get these. There are a few that are okay, but none of these wow me or make me feel any sort of emotion whatsoever. They all seem to come off a little bit odd to me. Am I missing something?

  • sie

    I love leibovitz work, but RF as King Arthur?

    Naaaa … Terrible

  • Tim

    wow it is CRAP! I just can’t believe that is Annie Leibovitz. I think not everything is made by her and specialy post proccessing and collage.

  • Chris

    Wow, they are all so breath-taking and dream-like in detail. I think the Beauty and the beast is my favorite. I love Jeff Bridges and Penelope Cruz! They should totally do a remake together of a real life Beauty in the Beast!

  • Web Design Nottingham

    These kick ass! Great post!!

  • milly

    I guess I’m disappointed. Not a single one captured the spirit of the stories, except perhaps the Cinderella one. They look very Thomas Kinkade, no real substance or feeling.

  • Brett Ruiz

    Don’t forget to credit the agency who conceived of and creative-directed this campaign! Their name is mcgarrybowen.

  • Christian

    Great pictures! Thanks for the gallery.

  • Elva Villarreal

    Simply amazing!! … loved the light, Leibovitz will always be Leibovitz!!

  • Virtual Agents

    I’ve adored this series, and the way she picks the star as almost defiant to the traditional characters is pretty awesome. I particulary loved the Peter Pan portrait and the Alice rendition. It’s always a great thing to see Mikhail Baryshnikov as Peter Pan and the psychedelic feel of Beyonce and the Madhatter in Alice.

  • dp

    ummmm….. I think the real genius is the poor Photoshop expert who got no credit for these