The first trailer for Disney’s so-called ““live-action” reboot of The Lion King premiered final week, and it was tremendously profitable. According to Disney, the trailer tallied 224.6 million views over its first 24 hours. Inside Disney, that is second solely to Avengers: Infinity War, which picked up 238 million views over its first day throughout all channels, according to EW.
The beautiful trailer showcased the near-photorealistic CGI, which might be why Disney is asking it live-action. The video featured Mufasa’s “every little thing the sunshine touches” speech, and reveals child Simba being launched by Rafiki to the gathering at Pride Rock. You can watch it once more within the embed above.
James Earl Jones performs Mufasa, whereas Donald Glover voices Simba. Singer-actress Beyonce performs Nala, whereas Chiwetel Ejiofor voices Scar. Comedian John Oliver performs Zazu, whereas Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner voice Pumbaa and Timon, respectively. John Kani voices Rafiki, whereas Keegan-Michael Key and Eric Andre are additionally voicing characters. You can see the total solid within the picture under.
The new Lion King‘s story was written by Catch Me If You Can and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales‘ Jeff Nathanson. It’s directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Jungle Book) and hits theatres in July 2019.
The unique Lion King made greater than $968 million on the field workplace and gained a number of Academy Awards, along with a pair of Grammy Awards for its soundtrack.