New 'Lion King' Trailer Scores Record Views in First 24 Hours

Seth Rogan, Beyoncé & Donald Glover
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Seth Rogan, Beyoncé & Donald Glover

The trailer for Disney's upcoming Lion King remake scored record views online following its debut on Thanksgiving (Nov. 22).

The new teaser for the live-action reimagining of the blockbuster 1994 animated film nabbed 224.6 million global views in the first 24 hours, coming in second to the 2017 trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, which drew 238 million, according to Disney Studios.

"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!" Disney posted across social media Saturday (Nov. 24).  

The remake features the heavy-hitting musical duo of Beyonce as Nala and Donald Glover as Simba. Beyonce is credited in the trailer with her last name, Knowles-Carter.

Other cast members include James Earl Jones, returning as Mufasa; Seth Rogan as Pumbaa; and John Oliver as Zazu.

Jon Favreau is directing the film, which opens July 19, 2019.


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