Black Is King is a visual album based on music from The Lion King: The Gift, the soundtrack to 2019’s Disney remake that was carefully curated by Beyoncé herself.
Black Is King is a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience. 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.”
The film was made over the course of a year with work from a diverse cast and crew.
Disney has said that Black Is King features a cast that represents “diversity and connectivity,” which includes new talent, rising stars and huge established names.
Beyoncé has established herself as not only a hugely talented musician, but also an accomplished filmmaker with her visual albums Homecoming and Lemonade.