If you were in love with the Black Cinderalla movie then giddy up! it’s about to grace your small screens.
Disney has announced that “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” is coming to Disney+. The 1997 TV movie which stars singers Brandy as Cinderella and late Whitney Houston as her fairy godmother will be available on the streaming platform from February 12th.
The film also features Victor Garber, Paolo Montalban, Bernadette Peters, Jason Alexander, Veanne Cox, Natalie Desselle Reid, and Whoopi Goldberg.
Brandy and Whoopi had a conversation on ABC’s The View. where they talked about their excitement about the new development.
“It’s definitely possible. I appreciate the fans. 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,” Brandy told Whoopi on “The View”.
“Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” was directed by Robert Iscove, scripted by Robert I. Freedman, and executive produced by Whitney Houston, Debra Martin Chase, Craig Zadan, and Neil Meron. The film is made even more endearing by soundtracks from Rodgers and Hammerstein like “Impossible,” “Ten Minutes Ago,” “A Lovely Night.
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“I am absolutely thrilled that our “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” will finally be available on Disney plus!” Brandy told Variety
According to her, she set up a meeting with Debra Martin after fans wouldn’t stop requesting for the film. Debra in turn spoke with Disney+ president Vanessa Morrison to settle some “outstanding rights issues”
“As the service got up and running, I became inundated on my social media by inquiries from fans asking why the movie was not included in its programming. It is so rewarding that over 25 years later, our Cinderella is still relevant and beloved. The film will join the Disney Plus “Celebrate Black Stories” collection alongside “Soul,” “Black Is King,” “Black Panther” and “Hidden Figures,” Debra told Variety.
“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
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