It’s also the second-most viewed trailer in a 24 hour period of all time from any studio, only trailing behind the teaser for 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War which racked up 238 million views in the same period.
To the 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/HSmWxS9YQp
Yes, that is technically another Disney project, but because it comes from the corporation’s Marvel Studios division they’re counting it separately. And hey, it’s still a double win for Disney regardless.
Now, if we can just settle on whether we can actually call this new Lion King live-action, we’ll be all set for its debut next year…
wow I just watched that new lion king trailer and I completely misunderstood what live action meant because I kept waiting for beyonce to appear in a lion costume
So next year, The Lion King is totally going to cause a world of controversy over whether or not it competes as an animated film right? At least The Jungle Book had a live action character. This looks like the first time a film could ever win both VFX and Animated Feature