On Thursday, Disney surprised fans by releasing the first trailer for the highly anticipated live-action(CGI) reimagining of The Lion King.
Now, Disney has something to celebrate as the debut of this new trailer has broken many records in its first 24 hours. The first teaser trailer for the film reached a global total of 224.6 million views on its first day.
To our entire pride: Thank you for helping the teaser trailer for #TheLionKing become the most-viewed Disney trailer debut ever as it reached a record-breaking 224.6 million global views in 24 hours! pic.twitter.com/0kDUDGHzfx
— Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) November 24, 2018
Directed by Jon Favreau, the film stars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, John Oliver as Zazu, John Kani as Rafiki, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Billy Eichner as Timon, Eric Andre as Azizi, Florence Kasumba as Shenzi, Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari, JD McCrary as Young Simba and Shahadi Wright Joseph as Young Nala.
Hans Zimmer is on board composing the film as he did the 1994 animated classic. Elton John and Tim Rice will also be returning, as they are set to collaborate with Beyoncé on a new song.
The Lion King will roar into theaters on July 19, 2019.