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Beyoncé Lion King documentary, Making The Gift
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Beyoncé is dropping an intimate, behind-the-scenes Lion King documentary

Making The Gift will invite viewers to ‘experience the process’ of the singer’s most recent album

A documentary exploring the making of Beyoncé’s Lion King-inspired album, The Lion King: The Gift, will air on ABC tonight (September 16).

The hour-long film, called Making The Gift, will go behind-the-scenes of the album, inviting viewers to “experience the process” through interview clips and recording session footage. The documentary is written, produced, and co-directed by Beyoncé, along with Homecoming collaborator Ed Burke.

The Lion King: The Gift was released in July to coincide with Disney’s CGI reboot, and featured 13 songs – eight of which included Beyoncé – with collaborators including Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Tierra Whack, Childish Gambino, and Blue Ivy. Bey previously released visuals for lead single “Spirit”, and the album’s second track “Bigger”.

“I wanted to do more than find a collection of songs that were inspired by the film,” the singer said earlier of the album. “It was important that the music was not only performed by the most interesting and talented artists but also produced by the best African producers.” 

Making The Gift airs on ABC at 10pm tonight. Watch the trailer below.