‘The Lion King’ has garnered record-breaking views across several online platforms. According to Entertainment Weekly, the recently-launched teaser trailer of garnered 224.6 million views and broke the previous record of most views in a day for Disney Studios.
The teaser has a whopping 34,356,043 views on YouTube alone now, and only trails ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ produced by Marvel Studios, which had garnered 238 million views. The trailer comes at a time when Disney Studios is gearing up to launch live-action interpretations of classics like ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Mulan’.
The production house took to its official Twitter handle on Saturday and tweeted “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!” .
The teaser, unveiled on November 22 recreated the famous scene from the original animated movie, where Simba, the lion cub, is christened as the next heir to Mufasa, the lion’s kingdom of Pride Rock. The film uses a similar technology which was used to produce ‘The Jungle Book’. ‘The Lion King’ will hit theaters on July 19, 2019.
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