• Josh Martin-Jones

Roger and Hammerstein's Cinderella headed to Disney+

Updated: Feb 5


At the stroke of midnight on Friday, February 12, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” will begin streaming exclusively on Disney+. The beloved televised movie musical stars Brandy in the title role and Whitney Houston as “Fairy Godmother” alongside Whoopi Goldberg, Victor Garber, Natalie Desselle Reid, Bernadette Peters, Paolo Montalban, Jason Alexander, and Veanne Cox.

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Originally premiering on November 2, 1997, to sixty million viewers during “The Wonderful World of Disney” on ABC, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” became an instant fan favourite, beloved by critics and audiences alike and earning 7 Emmy Award nominations. Celebrated for its diverse representation, sweeping musical acts, and unforgettable songbook, the 1997 film features an incredible array of beloved and original songs by the iconic songwriting duo Rodgers & Hammerstein, including “Impossible,” “In My Own Little Corner,” “Ten Minutes Ago,” “A Lovely Night,” “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?” and more.

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. The 1997 movie was directed by Robert Iscove, written by Robert I. Freedman, and choreographed by Rob Marshall. Whitney Houston, Debra Martin Chase, Craig Zadan, and Neil Meron served as Executive Producers. Chris Montan was a Producer and Robyn Crawford was an Associate Producer.

“Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” will join the “Celebrate Black Stories” collection that is on Disney+ alongside “Soul,” “Black Is King,” “Black Panther,” “Hidden Figures,” and many more

I reached out to a contact at Disney+ about whether they could confirm if Roger and Hammerstein's Cinderella will debut on Disney+ UK at the same time as the US, but I am waiting for a response and will update this post when I found out from my Disney contact


UPDATE: Disney+ UK will be receiving Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Friday 5th March, and not next week as expected


Will you be watching the film when it debuts on Disney+? Let us know over on Twitter (@JoshM_Jones and @StreamingBuffer)


Happy Streaming!


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