Review: Disney's Cinderella : Pop Culture Happy Hour There are many versions of Cinderella, but few are as beloved as Disney's production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, starring Brandy as the titular character and Whitney Houston as her fairy godmother.
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Still A Shoe-In: The Charms Of 'Cinderella'

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Still A Shoe-In: The Charms Of 'Cinderella'

Still A Shoe-In: The Charms Of 'Cinderella'

Still A Shoe-In: The Charms Of 'Cinderella'

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Brandy Norwood and Whitney Houston play Cinderella and her fairy godmother in Disney's beloved production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. Courtesy of Walt Disney/Storyline/Citadel/Kobal/Shutterstock hide caption

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Brandy Norwood and Whitney Houston play Cinderella and her fairy godmother in Disney's beloved production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella.

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There are plenty of versions of Cinderella - animated, live-action, contemporary and period - but few are as beloved as Disney's production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella musical, which first aired on television in 1997. Starring Brandy and Whitney Houston as Cinderella and her fairy godmother, it became beloved by an audience that couldn't easily find it streaming. Now, it's finally arrived on Disney Plus.

The audio was produced by Mallory Yu and edited by Jessica Reedy.