Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, the 1997 TV movie that stars Brandy and Whitney Houston, is coming to Disney Plus, the studio announced on Thursday (Feb. 4).
The beloved musical movie will premiere at midnight on Feb. 12.
Last Summer, Brandy urged the streamer to pick up the rights for the project, while promoting her latest album, B7. “Disney can come on up and scoop up Cinderella. That would be awesome,” she said.
The singer also reunited with Whoopi Goldberg, who played Queen Constantia in the film, on ABC’s “The View” to announce the news:
“It’s pretty remarkable that people have been begging for ‘Cinderella’ to be re-released for almost 24 years. I mean, what do you think, is it possible?” Goldberg teased.
“It’s definitely possible. I appreciate the fans,” Brandy replied. “I’m so excited that Cinderella has a home now at Disney plus and we can celebrate, and share, and inspire a whole new generation.”
“We can celebrate and share and inspire a whole new generation to see this wonderful piece,” she tells us. pic.twitter.com/GVqNeM4Cf1
— The View (@TheView) February 4, 2021
Cinderella originally premiered during ABC’s “The Wonderful World of Disney” on Nov. 2, 1997. More than 60 million viewers tuned into the televised broadcast of the live-action fairy tale adaptation, which featured Brandy as Cinderella and Houston as her fairy godmother.