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Sometimes I wonder if Disney were to recreate their most famous cartoons as live-action films, which actor would be the perfect match for which character. we've delved into this world before, with our picks for real-life Disney princesses, but over the last seven years we've had some of our dreams put into reality by famous photographer Annie Leibovitz!

Leibovitz created this on-going stunning series of photos, recreating scenes from some of our most beloved Disney films using some of the most famous celebrities around. While the finished products are amazing, the behind-the-scenes photos are just as fascinating!

See how they made the magic happen and compare the finished image with the behind-the-scenes photo below:

2008: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gisele Bundchen and Tina Fey from Peter Pan

Famous Russian-American dancer and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov is perfectly cast for Peter, while Gisele is definitely the Wendy of Peters dreams! it's interesting that Baryshnikov was actually harnessed in the window rather than just photo shopped into place, it looks much more natural!

2011: Queen Latifah as Ursula from The Little Mermaid

Look at this outfit, how is it even possible that this is a real outfit and not completely photo-shopped, wow! Also: Queen Latifah is possibly the scariest, most awesome Ursula ever (and everyone knows Ursula is the best Disney villain).

2011: Olivia Wilde and Alec Baldwin from Snow White

With Olivia Wilde as the evil queen and Alec Baldwin as an evil side-kick this pair could take over the world, muahaha!

2012: Jack Black, Will Ferrell, and Jason Segel as the three hitchhiking ghosts

What a perfect ghostly trio! Even though this shot does appear to have used a fake background it's cool that the photo shoot took place outside, after all- what better place to hitchhike!

2013: Jennifer Hudson as Tiana from The Princess and the Frog

I always find it an amazing talent when actors can act to nothing, surrounded by a green-screen (or grey-screen?) and still look totally convinced about what they're seeing. Jennifer Hudson as Tiana has nailed that.

2013: Taylor Swift as Rapunzel from Tangled

Could there ever be a more perfect Rapunzel than Taylor Swift? The behind-the-scenes photo looks so close to the final product as well, even the birds are in place! I guess asking Taylor to get all those hair extensions in real life might have been a bit of a task though...better to opt for photoshop in that case!

2014: Jessica Chastain as Merida from Brave

If Taylor Swift is the perfect live-action Rapunzel, then Jessica Chastain is the perfect live-action Merida...It's a pity I can't say the same for her horse!


Which celebrity recreated Disney photo did you like best?

Source: Dose


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