Since Disney+ launched, one of the most requested films people have been asking for is “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella”.  Today, Disney has announced that at the stroke of midnight on Friday, February 12th (PST!) , “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” will becoming to Disney+ in the US.

Update – Disney has informed us that there will be some different dates internationally, the UK will be getting the special on March 5th.

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.

Originally premiering on November 2nd, 1997 to sixty million viewers during “The Wonderful World of Disney” on ABC, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” became an instant fan favorite, beloved by critics and audiences alike and earning 7 Emmy Award nominations. Celebrated for its diverse representation, sweeping musical acts, and unforgettable song book, 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 choregraphed 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.

The announcement was also made on “The View” with Brandy speaking to Whoopi Goldberg, which you can watch below:

“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.

Are you looking forward to seeing “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” on Disney+?

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  1. JT February 4, 2021

    Never saw it, but as a kid I was in a play of R&H’s Cinderella. Looking forward to watching with my daughter!

  2. Kaz February 4, 2021

    That’s great. Hopefully this means more Wonderful World Of Disney TV movies will be coming to Disney+ soon (e.g. Freaky Friday (1995), My Date With the President’s Daughter, Model Behavior, etc.)

  3. ScionStorm February 4, 2021

    Between Disney and 20th Century, Disney has most of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical on film in some form. When all of them are finally up on Disney+ they should make an R&H collection. I'm hoping Carousel, South Pacific and The King and I come to Disney+ later this year.