Disney’s 90-second teaser trailer for its upcoming “Lion King” remake has scored the second biggest one day debut ever, with 224.6 million views worldwide.
That number puts it behind just the first trailer for “The Avengers: Infinity War,” which was watched 238 million times in the 24-period following its own debut.
The “Lion King” trailer, which debuted on Thanksgiving Day, was a nearly shot-for-shot remake of the 1994 animated original and gave audiences their first glimpse at the new hyperrealistic CGI re-imaginings of Simba, Rafiki and the Pride Land’s other assorted creatures.
Directed by Jon Favreau, the live-action adaptation will star the voices of Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce Knowles-Carter as Simba’s friend-turned-love interest Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar. Seth Rogen, Keegan-Michael Key, John Oliver, Billy Eichner and John Kani also star.
The new “Lion King” will hit theaters on July 19, 2019.
You can watch the trailer here.
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