When voicing the character of Nala in The Lion King (2019), Beyoncé delved into the history of the film and its story. She learnt about Solomon Linda, the South African composer of the song \"Mbube\" who received no credit or royalties from the song being used as \"The Lion Sleeps Tonight\" in the original The Lion King. This angered Beyoncé and she left the studio pledging to create a full-length film that would tell the real story with the help of actual Africans instead of using lions and animation, and show the regalness and beauty of Africans before colonialism and slavery erased their past. \"Mbube\", credited to Linda, is the only original The Lion King song included in Black Is King.In her cover story for the December 2020 edition of British Vogue, Beyoncé explained what inspired her when developing the film, saying:
Bob Iger, Executive Chairman of The Walt Disney Company, handled talks with Beyoncé to release the film on Disney+. On June 10, 2020, it was reported that Beyoncé was securing a $100 million deal to work on three films for Disney, with a source telling The Sun: \"Beyoncé has become a major player for Disney and is the perfect fit for their brand.\" All of Beyoncé's earnings were used to ensure that they used the best crew and production for the film.
For the film's release, Twitter implemented a new feature that showed an animated symbol of two golden lions featured in The Gift's album cover and in Black Is King (instead of the usual heart symbol) whenever a user liked a tweet containing the hashtag #BlackIsKing. A Twitter spokesperson said: \"Because we know that some of the best moments deserve a little spark and delight, we are testing a product that lets partners customize Twitter's Like button animation with iconic imagery that complements their campaign.\" The feature was well received by Twitter users and has led to several other brands implementing similar features, including Apple, NASA and the NBA. Olivia Harrison of Refinery29 commented: \"Leave it to Beyoncé and Disney to be on the cutting edge of digital campaign trends\".
At The Walt Disney Company Q3 2020 earnings call, CEO Bob Chapek announced that Disney+ reached its five-year subscriber goal in eight months, crediting Black Is King for an increase of approximately 3 million subscribers. Chapek described how Black Is King is \"being widely celebrated for its diverse cast, stunning artistry and inspiring interpretation of the Black experience\", adding that it clearly shows \"the power of the Disney+ platform for premiering world-class content\".
\"There is so much more to Africa than lions ... and painting our faces white,\" Nigerian college student Grace Bassey said in an interview with The Washington Post, referring to the animal skins and characters with painted faces in the trailer.
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Besides transforming into a hideous lionfish/hornet monster, Latolata carries the rapid-firing \"Poison Arrow\", which does as its name implies; his wings can scatter the deadly \"Dust Hornet\", a numbing powder; and his large head's spikes can become the powerful \"Lato Thrasher\". All are quite effective for his job as the Blentrons' \"Assassination Ninja\". 781b155fdc