Brandy TV Movie ‘Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella’ Coming to Disney+ Feb. 12

The 1997 TV movie Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, starring Brandy, will begin streaming exclusively on Disney+ Feb. 12.

With Brandy in the title role, the musical also stars Whitney Houston as the fairy godmother alongside Whoopi Goldberg, Victor Garber, Natalie Desselle Reid, Bernadette Peters, Paolo Montalban, Jason Alexander and Veanne Cox.

Originally premiering on Nov. 2, 1997, to 60 million viewers during “The Wonderful World of Disney” on ABC, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella earned seven Emmy Award nominations. The 1997 film features original songs by the iconic songwriting duo Rodgers & Hammerstein, including “Impossible,” “In My Own Little Corner,” “Ten Minutes Ago,” “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?” and “A Lovely Night.”

In Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, when Cinderella’s cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from her fairy godmother.

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The movie was directed by Robert Iscove, written by Robert I. Freedman, and choreographed by Rob Marshall.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella will join the “Celebrate Black Stories” collection on Disney+ alongside Soul, Black Is King, Black Panther, Hidden Figures and other content.

‘Whitney’ Coming on Disc Oct. 16 From Lionsgate

Whitney, about the life and death of singer Whitney Houston, arrives on Blu-ray plus digital ($24.99) and DVD ($19.98) Oct. 16 from Lionsgate.

Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald (Best Feature Documentary, One Day in September, 1999), with the cooperation of The Estate of Whitney E. Houston, unravels the mystery behind the music sensation who starred in several blockbuster movies before her brilliant career gave way to erratic behavior, scandals and death at age 48. The film, a two-time nominee at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival (Golden Eye, Queer Palm), features never-before-seen footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives and original interviews with the people who knew Houston.

Bonus features include audio commentary with producer Simon Chinn and Macdonald and a motion photo gallery featuring images courtesy of The Estate of Whitney E. Houston.