World-renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz has published the latest in her long-time series of Disney-themed celebrity portraits. Jessica Chastain, who has starred in films like Zero Dark Thirty and The Help, poses as the fiery red-headed Meridia from Disney’s Brave.

Chastain joins a star-studded list of Hollywood colleagues that have posed as characters from classic Disney movies. Russel Brand as Captain Hook from Peter Pan, Beyonce as Alice from Alice in Wonderland, and Michael Phelps as a merman in The Little Mermaid are just a few of the other awesome Disney portraits in the series. [Read more...]

Leibovitz, who is recognized around the world for her powerful and intimate celebrity portraits, began the series after being approached by the Walt Disney Company with the idea of doing the series to promote their “Year Of A Million Dreams” promotion. That promotion is over, but Leibovitz continues to take these wonderful portraits.

These images are far from being Leibovitz’s most famous work – far from it. Her most memorable and iconic image is probably the portrait she took of John Lennon and Yoko Ono in which Lennon is lying naked next to Ono and hugging her.

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Jessica Chastain as Merida from Brave

Jennifer Hudson as Tiana from The Princess and the Frog

Queen Latifah as Ursula from The Little Mermaid

Taylor Swift as Rapunzel

Russell Brand as Captain Hook

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

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

Olivia Wilde and Alec Baldwin as the Evil Queen and Magic Mirror from Snow White

Julianne Moore as Ariel and Michael Phelps as a merman

Jessica Biel as Pocahontas

Penelope Cruz and Jeff Bridges as Beauty and the Beast

Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella

David Beckham as Prince Philip

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Antony from Aladdin

Whoopi Goldberg as the Genie

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