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Exclusive: Johnny Depp and Patti Smith in Latest Disney Dream Portraits By Annie Leibovitz for Disney Parks

posted on April 18th, 2011 by George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort


In a first for acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz’s Disney Dream Portrait Series for Disney Parks, one of the actors stepping into a Disney fantasy is actually playing a character he portrays on the big screen.

Where magic sets sail and adventures become legendary.

In this two-part layout appearing as part of a special insert in May issues of O – The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, InStyle and People, Johnny Depp appears as Captain Jack Sparrow joined by his friend, the legendary performer, writer and artist, Patti Smith as the Second Pirate in Command.

Where magic sets sail and adventures become legendary.

The caption for this stunning pair of new portraits reads, “Where magic sets sail and adventures become legendary.”

The “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise has always been rooted in the classic Disney Parks attraction, and these beautiful portraits are a reminder of the power of Disney storytelling and all it can inspire.

Click here to enjoy more of the portraits in this series and be sure to check back tomorrow when I’ll take you behind the scenes with Patti Smith, on location in London, England.

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Kelly on April 18th, 2011 at 1:26 pm

too cool! love it =)

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Cyndi from AZ on April 18th, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Will these be released as prints at all?

 

George Savvas on April 18th, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Sorry, Cyndi. We have no plans for that, but you can find them in the magazines I mentioned.

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Missy on April 18th, 2011 at 1:28 pm

I love these! Great pictures. Is there any way we could obtain full sized images of the series for desktop wallpaper use? :)

 

George Savvas on April 18th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Missy, so glad you like them. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to offer that with these images.

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Tami on April 18th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

These are fantastic! Wow!

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Aaron on April 18th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Such talent – the depth of field, focal point and boque all scream “talented artist at work”. Thanks for sharing your talent with the world!

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Fred from CA on April 18th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Awesome pictures!

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Rachel on April 18th, 2011 at 1:54 pm

You can get a copy in the latest Real Simple Magazine. These are by far my favorite from the series.

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Andrew on April 18th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Patti Smith! Disney gets hip. And Keith Richards is back in the new movie. Can’t wait.

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Katie on April 18th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

You just HAVE to LOOOVVEE Johnny Depp!

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Yaimari on April 18th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

I love these pictures, is there a gallery somewhere on the site where we could view all of Annie Leibovits portraits??

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Koreena from FL on April 18th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

I loved the last series and these are starting off wonderfully! Can’t wait!

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Julia from DE on April 18th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

These are very beautiful!

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Jean from MA on April 18th, 2011 at 5:38 pm

These pictures are stunning……only as Johnny Depp can do it….I mean Captain Jack Sparrow……

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linda on April 19th, 2011 at 6:16 pm

These are great pictures I really enjoyed them

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linda on April 19th, 2011 at 6:29 pm

The more I look at these pictures the hotter Johnny Depp Captain Jack looks.

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bob on April 19th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Is there a site — or plans for one — where visitors can learn about the whole mix of artistry involved in creating these amazing images? Annie Leibovitz’s photography is great, but there are also painting, set design, costume design and digital image processing involved. Tell us more! Not to spoil the magic, but to educate and inspire…

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Kimberly on April 19th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Oh my word. That first picture is dreamy. Are you kidding me how hot he is???

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Sydney on April 19th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

George can you tell me how many of these portraits are in the series starting from 2009. Also is there going to be one of Julianne Moore as Ariel from The Little Mermaid?

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Voits on April 20th, 2011 at 8:08 am

Awesome

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Amanda on April 20th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

I want this as a poster! :) Also, all of the portraits Annie has done have been amazing. I would love to have all of them in a book.

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