Let’s go back to: Cinderella, the 1997 television film by Disney. It was a remake of the Rodgers and Hammerstein television musical from 1957 featuring Julie Andrews. Featured in the Wonderful World of Disney, this was the third version of the musical created for television.
Why it means something to you or to our podcast: This movie is the ultimate example of how colorblind casting can work. The cast featured Victor Garber and Whoopi Goldberg as the King and Queen, Paolo Montalban as their son, Jason Alexander as his butler, Broadway legend Bernadette Peters as the wicked stepmother, Brandy in the title role of Cinderella, and the incomparable Whitney Houston as the Fairy Godmother. Let's be honest. What young actress wouldn't dream of Whitney Houston as their Fairy Godmother. The music is amazing and strong enough to hold up past the cheesiness of the 90s. It's a charming film that's a fun watch for the whole family.
Where can you find it now?: You can get the DVD on Amazon for under $10, and you can find a lot of the musical performances on YouTube.