BEYONCÉ PRESENTS BLACK IS KING ON DISNEY PLUS
When Queen B lands on Disney +, necessarily, it makes noise! Directed and produced by Beyoncé, the event film Black is King will be posted on the platform from July 31. A date to circle with a red circle on the calendars of all fans of the superstar, since the feature is described as “a visual album”Inspired by his disc The Lion King: The Gift, soundtrack to the live-action of the Lion King. The pop queen doubled Nala’s voice in Jon Favreau’s film. One year after the release of this remake, Beyoncé is once again in the spotlight of Disney with this new project which required no less than a year of work.
Aimed at all audiences, Black is King is an initiatory tale paying homage to the whole world and to the richness of black identity. Designed by technical and artistic teams from pluralism and diversity, this film follows the journey of a young sovereign confronted with love and betrayal. “Guided by his ancestors in the fulfillment of his destiny, keeping in mind the precepts of his father and the advice of his childhood love, the young lion gradually acquires the virtues necessary to claim an unduly usurped people and throne”, Summarizes Disney +.
Through this quest for identity and the lessons of timeless lives lavished by the father of the hero, the spectator is invited to the journeys of Black families through time. A feature film that today has a very special echo and whose resonance is manifest, punctuated by the voices of artists such as Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar or Jay-Z. Between spirituality, optimism, homage and ode to sharing: Black is King “is the affirmation of a design: that of the celebration of black resilience and culture through an incredible visual richness (…) A story which shows that even people with the most broken destinies have an extraordinary gift and a role to play in the world of tomorrow”, As described by Disney Plus. To discover from July 31.
This announcement follows the surprise release of the song Black Parade, released by the singer on June 19 on the occasion of Juneteenth, the celebration of the emancipation of former slaves in the United States.
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