Listen: It’s Been Almost 25 Years Since Brandy Became Disney’s First Black Princess—Her Version Of Cinderella Is Finally Streaming
“Seeing a black princess, and a black fairy godmother connecting and making her dreams come true—that was impactful. I don’t know how many times we need to shout it from the rooftops—that Disney this is viable artistically and monetarily.”
Welcome to another episode of BuzzFeed Daily!
On today's episode:
1. On Friday Brandy and Whitney Houston’s 1997 Wonderful World of Disney version of Cinderella finally arrived on Disney+. Over the weekend countless millennials got to relive their childhoods by watching the movie and talking about it on Twitter.
Today we talked with Vulture’s Chris Murphy about the film’s impact, Brandy’s legacy as the first Black Disney princess, and those rumors she and Houston did not get along on set. Also, listen to hear Chris’ take on how the color-conscious casting employed in the production was later used to great success on both “Hamilton” and “Bridgerton.”
2. The crazy winter storms in Texas have produced some great memes.