LOS ANGELES Disney recently commissioned Annie Leibovitz to capture a series of photographs to portray the magic and splendor of its Walt Disney's theme parks. Named the "Year of a Million Dreams", the images Leibovitz presented feature top celebrities in various fabled Disney stories.
Scarlet Johanessen as Cinderella
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.
David Beckham as Prince Phillip
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.
Beyonce, Oliver Platt, and Lyle Lovett in Alice in Wonderland
Beyonce 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."
Other photo spreads include:
Rachel Weisz as Snow White, Roger Federer as King Arthur from The Sword in the Stone, Julie Andrews as the Blue Fairy from Pinocchio with Abigail Breslin as Fira from Disney Fairies. Jennifer Lopez as Jasmine, Marc Anthony as Aladdin and Whoopi Goldberg playing the Genie; Giselle Bundchen as Wendy Darling, Mikhail Baryshnikov as Peter Pan and Tina Fey as Tinker Bell; and Jessica Biel as Pocahontas. Actress Julianne Moore, Swimmer Michael Phelps Live Out Their Disney Fantasea In Ariel-Inspired Annie Leibovitz Photography.