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Trailer for Lion King remake gets record online views

The trailer for Disney's upcoming Lion King remake scored record views online following its debut on US holiday Thanksgiving.
 
The new teaser for the live-action re-imagining 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.
 
The remake features the heavy-hitting musical duo of Beyonce as Nala and Donald Glover as Simba
 
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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