The trailer for The Lion King dropped and social media went wild.
Over the Thanksgiving break, Disney released the teaser trailer for its ‘live-action’ remake film, The Lion King.
More than 224 million people watched the clip in the first 24 hours—the most viewers ever for a Disney movie trailer.
The film features an all-star cast, including Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, James Earl Jones, Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, John Oliver, and Beyoncé, among others.
— Disney (@Disney) November 1, 2017
Here are three fun facts you should know before going to see the film.
- The film is more so photoreal animation as opposed to ‘live-action.’ When you’re re-watching Mufasa die, don’t let the realism of the film traumatize you more than it should.
- Jon Favreau, who also helmed Disney’s live-action/CGI hybrid version of “The Jungle Book” in 2016, is directing.
- Elton John and Tim Rice have been working with Beyoncé on a brand-new song for the end-credits scene.
Check out the teaser trailer below.
— Disney (@Disney) November 22, 2018
The Lion King opens in theaters July 19, 2019.