Beyoncé visual album, “Black Is King”, inspired by her last sophomore The Lion King, is coming on Disney+ next month. Written, directed, and executive produced by Beyoncé.
The film will officially premiere globally on the streaming service on July 31, this coming one year after Disney’s theatrical release of their live-action reboot of The Lion King, for which the singer voiced Nala.
The new project is described as a “celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience,” and was inspired by the music of “The Lion King: The Gift.
Rolling Stone announced the film will feature videos for “Mood 4 Eva,” “Brown Skin Girl,” and “My Power,” as well as cameo from the artists on the album and some other ‘special guests.’
Last night, Saturday the 27th, the epic trailer was released on Beyonce.com featuring appearance from JAY-Z. ‘A journey is a gift,’ Beyoncé said in the one-minute teaser. “The ancestors never left you.”
Disney announced in their statement, that this visual album from “Beyoncé reimagines the lessons of The Lion King for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns,” it reads in part. “The film was in production for one year with a cast and crew that represent diversity and connectivity.”