In 2007, to help promote the first Year of A Million Dreams at its parks, Disney partnered with world famous photographer Annie Leibovitz to create the Disney Dream Portraits series. The first series featured celebrities Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella, David Beckham as Price Phillip, and… Read More »Annie Leibovitz Disney Dream Photos – New Series Released
I bet you didn’t know that Disney Parks has a News Bureau, but if you listen to the voice over at the end of this video you’ll hear John Graham announce himself as part of one. Curiouser and Curiouser. I wonder if that’s an indication… Read More »Another Dream Prize Awarded – World’s Largest Character Breakfast
On Jan. 28, 2009 an 80-foot-tall hot air balloon, shaped like Epcot’s Spaceship Earth icon, floated above the Magic Kingdom carrying the Birkett family, of Scottsdale, Az. The special flight was one of the dreams awarded as part of Disney Parks’ 2008 Year Of A… Read More »Family Flies over Disney in Balloon as part of YOMD prize packet
Reader, and the dude that does the server magic for The Disney Blog, Kurtis stumbled upon this film shoot set up in front of Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom. After a little asking around he discovered it was a commercial for next year’s big… Read More »Commercial filming for Next Year’s WDW Promotion
A housekeeping note: I am pleased that so many guests of The Disney Blog are enjoying the Annie Leibovitz “Disney Dream Portrait Series” photos. I’ve been checking my numbers and it turns out that those posts account for a large portion of my bandwidth costs… Read More »High Resolution Disney Dream Portrait Photos Moved
I’ve put up a few unique Disney items for auction on eBay and have more lined up to list when I get some spare cycles. There’s one hand-crafted Mickey Mouse two page scrapbook layout designed by my talented wife and a collection of Year Of A Million Dreams merchandise including a unique 1st day collection from the opening of Toy Story Midway Mania! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
When you bid on these unique Disney Collectibles on eBay you get a real cool piece of Disney history and you help The Disney Blog at the same time. Thanks for bidding and good luck.
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Disney has released one more photo from Annie Leibovitz’s “Disney Dream Portrait Series” that places celebrities in to the roles made famous by classic Disney animated films. This time it’s Actress Julianne Moore and World Champion swimmer Michael Phelps in a Disney ‘Fantasea’ inspired by Ariel from “The Little Mermaid”.
You can find a hi-resolution version of the photo here.
The full press release and some behind the scenes photos and video are below the cut.
Update: High-Resolution versions of all “Disney Dream Portrait Series” can be found in The Disney Blog Dream Photo Annex.
- Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella, Beyoncé as Alice in Wonderland and David Beckham as the gallant Prince Phillip from “Sleeping Beauty.”
- 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 Bündchen as Wendy Darling, Mikhail Baryshnikov as Peter Pan and Tina Fey as Tinker Bell; and Jessica Biel as Pocahontas.
In a poorly timed event, couldn’t they find a day other than Earth Day and the 10th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom to end this months long contest, the winner of the Disney Parks Chief Magic Official position has been announced. Justin Muchoney claims the… Read More »Justin Muchoney is first Disney Parks Chief Magic Official