The film doesn’t hit theaters until next summer, but is already on track to be the king on the box office! 🦁
Just 24 hours after posting a teaser trailer of the new live-action/CGI remake of a childhood classic, Disney has earned the spot of the second most viewed trailer for any studio in that time frame. The drop was announced via Instagram and in just a day, managed to gain over 224.6 million views! TBH, it’s actually not that surprising…
In just 60 seconds, all the feels are brought back from the ’90s, probably resonating deeper as millennials walked around their childhood homes over the holiday weekend. And what’s better than a big serving of nostalgia? Twitter user Lights, Camera, Pod helped to point out that it’s a shot by shot remake of the original trailer.
— Lights, Camera, Pod (@LightsCameraPod) November 22, 2018
Not only does Simba’s anointment hit a soft spot for those of us who remember what it felt like to pop open a VHS jewel box, James Earl Jones’ return to the franchise as Mufasa is an ultimate game changer! Don’t even get us started on the star-studded cast featuring Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, and Beyoncé!
Per usual, Disney is going all out… and we’re sooo here for it!
The film is set to release on July 19, 2019 – the same year as a few of Disney’s other projects such as a live-action Dumbo and Alladian as well as a fourth Toy Story.