‘Black Is King’ a film by Beyoncé. Experience a new visual album inspired by The Lion King: The Gift, streaming exclusively July 31 on Disney Plus. Parkwood Entertainment and Disney have released a new trailer for Black Is King an upcoming visual album and film from Beyonce that was inspired by The Lion King.
Black Is King is scheduled to be released on Disney Plus on Friday, July 31. Bey wrote, directed, produced, and is starring in the project. She also did the music for it. Kwasi Fordjour, Emmanuel Adjei, Blitz Bazawule, Pierre Debusschere, Jenn Nkiru, Ibra Ake, Dikayl Rimmasch, and Jake Nava were also involved.
“Black Is King is a labor of love,” Beyoncé wrote on IG late last month when she shared the teaser trailer. “It is my passion project that I have been filming, researching and editing day and night for the past year. I’ve given it my all and now it’s yours. It was originally filmed as a companion piece to The Lion King: The Gift soundtrack and meant to celebrate the breadth and beauty of Black ancestry. I could never have imagined that a year later, all the hard work that went into this production would serve a greater purpose.”
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) July 19, 2020