A look at Beyoncé’s ‘Black is King’ and how fans are reacting

Beyoncé’s visual album has finally arrived on Disney+, featuring a reimagined telling of “The Lion King” and several guest stars including her daughter Blue Ivy.
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Transcript for A look at Beyoncé’s ‘Black is King’ and how fans are reacting
The hotly anticipated visual album dropped last night on Disney plus making waves with its powerful message, Kaylee Hartung is live in L.A. She's back with the very latest and, Kaylee, this is pretty incredible. Yeah, Tom, queen bey says this project was a labor of love and now we understand why. "Black is king" uses themes from "Lion king" to take us on incredible journey around the world. Beautiful costume, stunning visuals, an all-star cast all tied together by Beyonce's superpowers. A journey is a gift. Reporter: This morning another gift from queen bey. Overnight the 24-time grammy winner releasing "Black is king" on Disney plus, the hive staying up all night in anticipation, even lizzo hosting a viewing party. The 85-minute visual album which has been a mystery till now celebrates the black experience. In this exclusive message for "Gma," Beyonce sharing some secrets behind the film. It all started in my backyard, so from my house to johannesburg to Ghana to London, to Belgium, to the grand canyon, it was truly a journey to bring this film to life but "Black is king" means black is regal and rich in history, in purpose and in language. Reporter: The music from last year's "Lion king" the gift album takes viewers on a journey unlike any other with breathtaking cinematography, more than 30 outfit changes. You're all connected. In the great circle of life. Reporter: Costumes and choreography that pay tribute to diverse cultures. Already a hit. Beyonce's powerful voice joined by an all-star cast with her daughter blue ivy on "Brown skin girl." Husband Jay-Z, mother Tina Knowles, best friend Kelly Roland and Lupita nyong'o. My hope for this film is that it shifts the global perception of the word black which has always meant inspiration and love and strength and beauty to me. Reporter: No surprise "Black is king" is trending on Twitter. While we saw blue ivy get the screen time there, Beyonce dedicated this projects to her 3-year-old son sir Carter saying to all our sons and daughters, the sun and the moon bow for you. You are the keys to the kingdom. Cecilia, you've got to watch I started watching a little bit of it and can't wait to see more. What an important message, Kaylee, thank you so much. "Black is king" is streaming right now on Disney plus.

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