Annie Leibovitz’s Celebrity Disney Dream Portraits

Annie Leibovitz, a world-renowned photographer has captured photos of famous Disney characters as celebrities for many years as part her ongoing collection of Disney Dream Portraits. Jessica Chastain, Academy Award nominee as Merida in Brave’s animated feature film Brave, is the latest addition to her work portfolio.

Leibovitz transforms beloved characters from classic Disney movies into animated live-action models with help from a few celebrities. Although not every photographer captures the exact same cartoon characters, their renditions offer an illusion of magic and fantasy that is real.

Scarlett Johansson is a true-life Cinderella, who loses her slipper while fleeing the Prince’s ball. However, Beyonce with brown hair offers Alice in Wonderland a fresh perspective. The Russian dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov plays the young, playful Peter Pan.

Above: Jessica Chastain portraying Merida in Brave

Behind the scenes of Jessica Chastain shoot

Jennifer Hudson as Tiana from The Princess and the Frog

Behind the scenes of Jennifer Hudson shoot

Taylor Swift as Rapunzel

Behind the scenes of Taylor Swift shoot

Queen Latifah as Ursula from The Little Mermaid

Behind the scenes of Queen Latifah shoot

Russell Brand as Captain Hook

Behind the scenes of Russell Brand shoot

Jack Black, Will Ferrell, and Jason Segel as the Three Ghosts

Behind the scenes of Jack Black, Will Ferrell, and Jason Segel shoot

Olivia Wilde and Alec Baldwin as the Evil Queen and Magic Mirror

Behind the scenes of Olivia Wilde and Alec Baldwin shoot

Rachel Weisz as Snow White

Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella

Julianne Moore as Ariel and Michael Phelps as a merman

Beyonce, Oliver Platt, and Lyle Lovett as Alice in Wonderland

Jessica Biel as Pocahontas

Penelope Cruz and Jeff Bridges as Beauty and the Beast

Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gisele Bundchen, and Tina Fey from Peter Pan

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Antony from Aladdin

Whoopi Goldberg as the Genie

via [NY Daily News]