Rodgers & Hammerstein's 1997 live action Cinderella created magic

With its casting of Brandy as the leading character and Whitney Houston as her fairy Godmother

Until 20 20 , Disney's films lacked the value of cultural diversity

20 20 explored the movie's effect, Tuesday, on the history of Cinderella

20 20 explored the movie's effect, Tuesday, on the history of Cinderella

Brandy remembered her role in the film as Cinderella

And how important it was to work with Houston

Bernadette Peters, who played the part of Stepmother in the Middle Ages, recognized the two stars had a special relationship

Their chemistry was off the charts, Peters noted. I think Brandy admired her so much 

I think Whitney was so loving to her, and nothing could be more intimate than that 

Having your Fairy Godmother be someone that loves you and you look up to