07.18.2019

How Beyonce's 'Lion King' 'Spirit' video shut down remote Grand Canyon waterfalls

How Beyonce's 'Lion King' 'Spirit' video shut down remote Grand Canyon waterfalls

Last week, the head of Arizona’s film office received a phone call: Would it be possible for Beyonce to shoot a video to promote new "The Lion King" movie at Havasu Falls, one of the most beautiful — and hardest to reach — places in the state?

Havasupai tribal officials quickly granted the request and a video was filmed the next day, reports The Arizona Republic, which is part of the USA TODAY Network.

That video, "Spirit," debuted Tuesday evening during the ABC/Disney special “The Lion King: Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” promoting the July 18 release of the photo-realistic remake of the animated classic movie.

Such is the power of Beyonce.

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