Impossible No More: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella Starring Brandy Is Coming to Disney+

Once nowhere to be found on streaming services, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, starring Brandy and Whitney Houston, is coming to Disney+.

By Kaitlin Reilly Feb 04, 2021 6:28 PMTags
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You don't need a fairy godmother to grant you this wish: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella is officially coming to Disney+.

In a press release on Feb. 4, Disney announced that the beloved 1997 movie musical—which, until now, was unavailable to stream across any platforms—will drop on Disney+ at the stroke of midnight on Feb. 12. 

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella stars Brandy as the titular character, Whitney Houston as her fairy godmother and Whoopi Goldberg as the Queen, along with a slew of other familiar faces including Victor GarberBernadette Peter and Jason Alexander. The film, which utilized color-blind casting decision, is the first version of Cinderella to star a Black woman in the role of the glass slipper-wearing princess-to-be. 

Songs featured in the movie include "Impossible," "In My Own Little Corner," "Ten Minutes Ago," "A Lovely Night" and "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?"

On Feb. 4, Brandy appeared on Whoopi's talk show The View to announce to the good news, telling the host how much she "appreciates" the fans who have waited over 24 years for the film's re-release. She shared, "I'm so excited!" 

Stars Who've Played Cinderella Onscreen

In the comments section of Brandy's Instagram announcement, fans sounded off with their feelings about the film finding a home on the streaming service. One wrote, "my heart !!! I'm going to be sitting and waiting." Another added, "Praise god! I was about to write a letter!!!"

Noted a third, "Best Cinderella movie ever."


In addition to this version of Cinderella heading to Disney+, fans can look forward to a new take on the classic fairytale. Camila Cabello will star in an upcoming musical version of Cinderella from Blockers director Kay Cannon

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