Saturday, January 26, 2008

Disney's Year of a Million Dreams

Once again Annie Leibovitz brings us some amazing photography. This time she has teamed up with Disney, for their Year of a Million Dreams feature. A shot of Jessica Beil as Pocahontas was in The London Free Press this week, but I am unable to find that picture for blogging purposes.
I like this photographs, but I enjoy her earlier work more. These are much more commercial (obviously, they were made for Disney) and "safer" than her other work in the past.

(The following taken from Life is a Fairy Tale)
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 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.
BeyoncĂ© 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.”