Blue Ivy Joins Beyoncé in the New Animated Film, ‘Lion King’ Prequel

Blue Ivy Carter, the daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, has made a remarkable entry into the world of voice acting by joining the cast of “Mufasa: The Lion King,” the prequel to Disney’s 2019 live-action remake of “The Lion King.” At only 12 years old, Blue Ivy will voice Kiara, the daughter of King Simba and Queen Nala, characters voiced by Donald Glover and her own mother, Beyoncé, respectively.

“Mufasa: The Lion King” is directed by Barry Jenkins, acclaimed for his work on “Moonlight.” The film delves into the origin story of Mufasa, exploring his early days with his brother Scar, promising a deep narrative rich with family dynamics. This new film is slated for release on December 20, adding a new chapter to the beloved saga.

Beyoncé, returning as Nala, continues to intertwine her creative and family life, as both mother and daughter lend their voices to this anticipated project. On set, Blue Ivy was described by Jenkins as “professional,” and Beyoncé as “a mum first,” highlighting their unique dynamic in the professional setting.

Blue Ivy’s burgeoning career isn’t limited to acting. She has already made significant strides in the music industry, having won a Grammy for her part in the “Brown Skin Girl” music video, a collaboration with her mother. Impressively, her influence began almost at birth when she was featured in her father’s song “Glory,” making her the youngest person to appear on a Billboard chart.

The synergy of the Carter family extends beyond Blue Ivy, as Beyoncé’s younger daughter, Rumi, also contributed to her latest album, “Cowboy Carter.” This family’s blend of personal and professional lives not only showcases their talents but also their strong familial bonds.

Disney’s teaser trailer for “Mufasa” has sparked excitement, featuring a voiceover that speaks to Mufasa’s humble beginnings and his profound impact, setting the stage for a story that promises to captivate audiences once again. While it’s unclear if Blue Ivy will sing in the film, the musical legacy of her family suggests she might follow in melodious footsteps.