Brandy is back as Cinderella in a new Disney movie

Audiences who grew up with Brandy as Cinderella were given a magical treat this week with a glimpse of the Grammy winner returning in fairy tale form after 26 years.

The “Descendants” franchise chronicles the teenage lives of beloved Disney characters. Montalban notably acknowledges the passage of time in the clip by introducing himself as King Charming.

The cast of “Rise of Red” would also include Mia Baker as Chloe, Cinderella and the cheerful but naive daughter of King Charming. The film’s release date has yet to be announced.

CBS originally tapped composers Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II to write the television musical in 1957 as a vehicle for Julie Andrews. A second network production followed eight years later, starring Leslie Ann Warren. The 1997 iteration differed from its predecessors by boasting a racially diverse cast.

In 2021, “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” was added to the Disney+ streaming service to much fanfare. Although the film received mixed reviews upon its initial release, it is now considered a modern classic with an indelible performance by Houston, who died in 2012.

Speaking to BET last year, Brandy described her experience working with Houston on the film as “breathtaking.”

“My dreams were coming true so fast and this was one of them,” she said. “For her to put me in a position to be a vessel to write history and play my favorite princess in my melanin skin, it was just an amazing thing that happened to me and it inspired so many people. “


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