Check out the Black is King trailer. It is said to be a visual album reimaging the lessons of Disney’s The Lion King for today.

Beyoncé wrote and directed the film. It will be streaming exclusively from July 31st, 2020 on Disney+.

Black is King Trailer

Black is King Lowdown

Black is King, written, directed and executive produced by 24-time Grammy® Award-winner Beyoncé. The film will premiere globally on Disney+ from July 31st, 2020. It will arrive on the heels of the one-year anniversary of the release of Disney’s global phenomenon The Lion King.

This visual album from Beyoncé reimagines the lessons of The Lion King. It’s for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns.

The film was in production for one year with a cast and crew that represent diversity and connectivity.

Black families voyages

The voyages of Black families, throughout time, are honored. It’s a tale about a young king’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love and self-identity. His ancestors help guide him toward his destiny. With his father’s teachings and guidance from his childhood love, he earns the virtues needed to reclaim his home and throne.

These timeless lessons are revealed and reflected through Black voices of today. Now sitting in their own power. Black Is King is an affirmation of a grand purpose. It does it with lush visuals that celebrate Black resilience and culture. The film highlights the beauty of tradition and Black excellence.

The music is based on The Lion King: The Gift. It stars the album’s featured artists and some special guest appearances. Black Is King is a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience. Videos for “My Power,” “Mood 4 Eva,” and “Brown Skin Girl” are extravagances of elegance and soul.

The film is a story for the ages that informs and rebuilds the present. A reunion of cultures and shared generational beliefs. A story of how the people left most broken have an extraordinary gift and a purposeful future.


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