Disney has enough reasons to celebrate! The teaser trailer for the new live-action/CGI The Lion King has received record breaking 224.6 million global views within 24 hours of it going live.
Disney shared the good news on Instagram and thanked everyone for watching the trailer. With these views, the The Lion King has become the second most viewed trailer from any studio in that time frame.
The eagerly awaited remake of the beloved animated classic is helmed by Jon Favreau, who also directed the live-action/CGI remake of The Jungle Book. The movie also has a stellar voice cast with James Earl Jones returning as Mufasa.
Disney has few other remakes in the pipeline for 2019, including Tim Burton’s Dumbo and director Charlie Bean’s Lady and the Tramp which will likely help to launch Disney’s new streaming service Disney+, later in the year.
The Lion King is slated to hit the screens on 19 July 2019.