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Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz: Behind the Scenes with Jack Black, Will Ferrell and Jason Segel as the Hitchhiking Ghosts

posted on August 2nd, 2012 by George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort


Yesterday we debuted two new Disney Dream portraits by Annie Leibovitz and today, as promised, we’re going behind the scenes to see how these portraits are created.

Earlier this year at the Tejon Ranch near Lebec, Calif., three of the funniest guys in show business joined forces with iconic photographer Annie Leibovitz to recreate one of the most legendary trios in Disney history, the Hitchhiking Ghosts.

Behind the Scenes with Jack Black, Will Ferrell and Jason Segel as the Hitchhiking Ghosts for the Latest Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz

I can tell you, Jack Black, Will Ferrell and Jason Segel weren’t just playing parts on this one – this was a personal project for them. Each of them shared stories with me about the first time they experienced the Haunted Mansion and how it remains one of their favorite Disney Parks attractions to this day. One of them even has the attraction poster on the wall of his home, and described the chance to make this portrait as “maybe the best day ever.”

As always, Annie and her team’s attention to detail is a pleasure for any Disney fan to behold. Did you get a close look at those thumbs?

Behind the Scenes with Jack Black, Will Ferrell and Jason Segel as the Hitchhiking Ghosts for the Latest Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz

In this video, I take you right on to the set and into the makeup trailer to discover just why these grim ghosts are grinning so much.

Check back tomorrow as we head to Never Land to go behind the scenes with Russell Brand as Captain Hook.

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12 Comments

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Minesh from CA on August 2nd, 2012 at 6:33 pm

This makes me happy….

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Andy on August 2nd, 2012 at 7:32 pm

These are three of my favoritest Disney characters, ever! I always look forward to Halloween at WDW because of all the cool Haunted Mansion/Hitchhiking Ghosts-themed merchandise.

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Daniel on August 2nd, 2012 at 10:13 pm

This is awesome

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Mitchell from IL on August 2nd, 2012 at 11:23 pm

I’ll bet they had a blast getting to make this photo. What an honour to be asked to do it!

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Emily on August 3rd, 2012 at 12:18 am

LOVE IT~!

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Shawn on August 3rd, 2012 at 12:51 am

Awesome!

I love these portraits by Annie Leibovitz! And this is a great post following up the pic. These guys seemed to have a blast on the set. Thanks for the video!

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Anthony on August 3rd, 2012 at 9:13 am

fantastic shoot, i love how theese big name actors still find themselves caught up in the Disney magic and want to do things like this.

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Jon on August 3rd, 2012 at 10:53 am

My only complaint is that Jack Black and Jason Segal should have switched characters. But even with that, this is awesome!

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Timothy on August 3rd, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I absolutely love these

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Barry on August 3rd, 2012 at 6:20 pm

I LOVE IT!!!!!!

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Catherine from CA on August 4th, 2012 at 3:25 am

Love the Anne Leibovitz Dream Portraits. I heard her speak at the CA Women’s Conference. I had to ride The Haunted Mansion because of the portraits.

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Ashley on August 19th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Love seeing the behind the scenes antics of such amazing photos!!!

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