Disney classic ‘Cinderella’ starring Brandy and Whitney Houston returns to television

Lara Spencer reports the buzziest stories of the day in “GMA” Pop News.
3:58 | 08/23/22

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Transcript for Disney classic ‘Cinderella’ starring Brandy and Whitney Houston returns to television
- All right. Let's get the popping with Lara. - All right. We sure will. Good morning to you all. And to you, we're going to begin with a little bit of magic. Cinderella is coming back to the small screen. The stars of the legendary TV movie are reuniting to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking version of the Disney classic. It starred Brandy as America's first Black Cinderella, Whitney Houston was her Fairy Godmother. We're talking Whoopi Goldberg, Victor Garber, Jason Alexander to round out that cast. Here's your exclusive first look at the new ABC special, celebrating the movie's incredible legacy. Check this out. [MUSIC PLAYING] - The feeling of this whole project is magical. - Once Whitney and Brandy became involved with it, it seemed like we had to change how we were going to present the musical. - She's a Black woman and sassy and like, OK, this is a Black show now, honey. [LAUGHTER] And there ain't no turning back. - You want to know what her problem is? She can't handle how fabulous you are. - If there's ever one night and I want to go out to a ball and someone shows up in an old frumpy blue and pink dress and singing "Bibbity, Bobbity, Boo," I'm going to be like, girl, you're not it, OK? I want the Whitney fairy godmother to come and take me to the ball. - She was a tough Fairy Godmother and she was very snappy. - And the small suggestion under it is you want to make magic? You've got to work. [MUSIC PLAYING] - And it really was magic. The ABC special will explore how that groundbreaking film expanded society's definition of the term "princess." And the positive impact that movie had on Hollywood. It will also show some rare behind the scenes footage of Whitney on the set back in 1997. Cinderella: The Reunion, a special edition of 2020 will air tonight at 8:00 Eastern followed by an airing of the movie, who's in? I'm in. - In 25 years. - It's really-- it holds. It is so great. - It was ahead of its time in many ways when you think about it. - Indeed. Indeed. So enjoy that special. It really is terrific. Hey, also in TV news, the highly-anticipated Game of Thrones spinoff called House of the Dragon, well it burst onto the small screen over the weekend with record-breaking numbers. Sunday's fiery premiere pulling in a whopping 10 million viewers in the US. That marks the largest series premiere in HBO'S history. And if the viewership numbers don't speak for themselves, check out this video. I don't know if you can tell, I don't even know how they could tell, but it's a street full of New York City apartments and they're all watching the premiere at the exact same time. I guess by the lights, you can tell. That had millions of hits on TikTok. People swearing everybody watching. - Close your shades, New Yorkers. - So that series takes you back to Westeros 200 years before the Game of Thrones time. Game of Thrones, of course, the most watched fictional series of all time. - No privacy in this city. - No. [LAUGHTER] - No. Hope you all enjoyed the commercial breaks at the same time. - Hey, finally, have you ever looked-- you guys all have dogs, right? Have you ever looked over at your dog sleeping in their cozy round bed and thought, wow, that looks pretty darn good? Well, if so, yeah, we have this for you. You saw it first. It's a human-sized dog bed available now. - OK. - It's, of course, the brainchild of two college students who got the idea after watching a dog peacefully napping. It's called the Pluffle. It's called a Pluffle. It's the world's first human dog bed. It's so popular, you need to preorder it for delivery. It won't get to you until 2023. The cost to sleep like Reeva? 500 biscuits. - Wow. - Where do you put that thing, though? - I'll be honest with you, it looks more comfortable than my bed in college. - I'm not going to lie to you, I thought that looked pretty darn good. And I have gotten down with Reeva. - I'm sure you have. - And snuggled. OK. So yeah, there you go. Pluffle, everyone. [LAUGHTER]

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