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.