Beyonce’s ‘Black is King’ to stream on Disney+

Beyonce’s ‘Black is King’ to stream on Disney+

Screenshot from Beyonce's YouTube channel

The film is a visual retelling of Beyoncé's album 'The Lion King: The Gift,' inspired by the Disney classic

Black is King, a film/visual album by Beyoncé, is set to premiere on Disney+ on July 31 at 12 midnight PST (3 pm, Philippine time).

The fim is based on Beyoncé’s album The Lion King: The Gift, which is inspired by the Disney classic The Lion King.

The album, which features the voices of James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Childish Gambino, and Jay-Z among others, was curated by Beyoncé and released in July 2019, at the same time as the 2019 CGI remake of the Disney film. Beyoncé voiced Nala in the remake.

Black is King has been described by Beyoncé’s entertainment company Parkwood Entertainment as “a celebratory memoir for the world on the black experience.” Its cast includes Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Lupita Nyong’o, Kelly Rowland, and Pharrell Williams. It will also feature Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.

The premiere of Black is King was timed to be released two weeks after the one year anniversary of The Lion King remake’s theatrical release.

Disney+, however, is thus far not available in the Philippines. –

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