Updated version of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical of the classic fairy-tale, with an all-star, multi-racial cast.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Cinderella (as Brandy)
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Calliope
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Minerva (as Natalie Desselle)
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Lionel
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Michael Haynes ...
Scott Fowler ...
Dancer #1
Noel Peters
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Dancer #3
Jennifer Lee Keyes ...
Dancer #4
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Updated version of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical of the classic fairy-tale, with an all-star, multi-racial cast.

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2 November 1997 (USA)  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Brandy Norwood became the first African-American to play Cinderella. This version broke viewer ship records when it debuted, and it holds the record for the bestselling video for a made-for-TV movie. See more »

Goofs

When Lionel is walking through the women carrying loaves of bread, he is walking past the last row of them in the wide shot, but in the next close-up, he is in front of some of them. See more »

Quotes

Queen Constantina: Chris you've been up all night. Come have something to eat.
The Prince: I can't. I can't eat or rest until I've found her again.
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Connections

Referenced in Honest Trailers: Cinderella (1950) (Feat. AVbyte) (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

In My Own Little Corner
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Brandy Norwood
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Surprisingly terrific!
7 November 2004 | by (cambridge, mass.) – See all my reviews

We received this movie as a gift and it sat unwatched for a year until my 3-yr old pulled it out. I don't usually tear up during movies, but this production is stunning to watch, and lovingly detailed. The costumes, the sets, the colors are hypnotic, very much like a dream. I particularly appreciate the inclusive, multi-racial cast, especially because we're used to seeing all combinations of families here in Cambridge. Whitney Houston's voice gives new meaning to the idea of fairy godmother. It's really her show; the whole theme that "nothing is impossible" rings even truer when you know about Houston's own history as a young housewife singing in her basement, dreaming of something better. Brandy makes a most sympathetic Cinderella-- she's not passive, she just doesn't know what to do, and her transformation from scullery maid to conficent princess is as believable as it is lovely to watch. This production is also unpretentious in that it's not preachy, or divisive. There is no one evil or bad; everyone's clearly trying to do the best they can. What more can you ask for? I'm in love with this movie, and credit Houston with a clear vision of how the dusty Cinderella story can become timeless and compassionate with just a few strategic modern touches!


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