Unless you lived under a rock in the last day or two you probably heard that Disney is releasing a remake to their modern classic ‘Lion King’. The teaser trailer was released this week and was received quite well among fans of the movie. It is really visually stunning and it’s hard not to get nostalgic once you hear Mufasa’s (voiced by the original actor James Earl Jones) words echoing through it.
It seems that the Nostalgia has been strong due to the fact that The new teaser generated 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 full cast as revealed by Disney includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Ejiofor as Scar, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, John Oliver as Zazu, John Kani as Rafiki, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Billy Eichner as Timon, Eric Andre as Azizi, Florence Kasumba as Shenzi, Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari, JD McCrary as Young Simba, and Shahadi Wright Joseph as Young Nala.
A poster was also released with the teaser which you can see down below. The hype train has officially left the station and will come to a stop only when the movie release July of next year.
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