Annie Leibovitz Photo Graces Cinderella Poster

You saw the poster earlier with the first trailer for Disney’s live action remake of Cinderella, but did you detect something special. Okay, Lily James as Cinderella is pretty special by herself, but the artistic eye of photographer Annie Leibobitz actually took the photo, as well as a number of other photos, to help promote the film. Many of those photos are available on newstands now inside Vogue magazine’s December issue.

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If that poster looks familiar, it probably reminds you of the very first photo in Annie Leibovitz’s Disney Dream Portrait Series with Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella taken way back in 2007.

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I guess it’s okay if great artists steal from themselves, right?

Walt Disney Studios has also released a few more photos showing various characters in costumes designed by Oscar-winning costume designer Sandy Powell.

New Annie Leibovitz Disney Dream Portrait – Jessica Chastain as Merida from Pixar’s Brave

Photograph Annie Leibovitz’s collaboration with Disney Parks for the wonderful Disney Dream Portrait series continues. This time with the first every character from a Pixar film. Jessica Chastain portrays Princess Merida from “Brave” in this portrait entitled “Where your destiny awaits.” Chastain previously appeared in “The Help” a Dreamworks film distributed by Walt Disney Studios and for which she received multiple award nominations.

Jessica Chastain as Princess Merida in Latest Disney Dream Portrait by Annie Leibovitz for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

I’m not sure they captured Merida’s horse correctly, but I do love the choice of subject for this photo. What do you think? How did they do capturing the spirit of Merida?

Behind the scenes pic below the jump:

Jennifer Hudson is Tiana in New Annie Leibovitz Disney Dream Portrait

She started as a performer for Disney Cruise Lines, made a name for herself on American Idol, and was recognized for her considerable talent with an Academy Award for her performance in DreamGirls (among many awards across industries). She’s never…

Enchanted Tales With Belle In Limited Soft Opening

When the original Fantasyland Expansion was announced it was going to have not one, not two, but three next-generation princess encounters. Guests wouldn’t just line up to get a photo with their favorite Disney princess, they would enter their world and participate in the story in some way. When the decision was made to add a coaster to the mix, two of those encounters went away.

The one encounter that’s left is the Enchanted Tales with Belle attraction. It takes place in Maurice’s Cottage, which sits in a lovely wooded setting, just like in Beauty and the Beast. Guests enter Maurice’s cottage and see some special family mementos, then enter the work shop where a magical moment happens. (I don’t want to give too much away. If you want to see it, there are a couple of walk-throughs on YouTube.)

At the end of last week, the Magic Kingdom started offering limited testing of the attraction. Guests are taken behind the construction walls in small groups and then allowed to enter Maurice’s cottage. I have yet to make it myself, but on Sept 8th Duy Truong (friend of The Disney Blog) was invited.

Video: Behind the Scenes with Russell Brand as Captain Hook under Annie Leibovitz Direction

Disney has released another behind the scenes video from photographer Annie Leibovitz Disney Dream Portrait series. This one features the gregarious comedian Russell Brand as Captain Hook from the Peter Pan stories. This set was shot at Disney’s Golden Oak…