The Lion King trailer has the second most views after 24 hours of any movie ever
The hype for this movie is huge.
A number of days ago, the first official trailer for the live action remake of The Lion King was released, and naturally, everyone lost their minds.
24 years after the original was released, the movie would be making a return to our cinema screens, but this time it would be with shiny new graphics, and an incredibly good new cast.
So why wouldn't we be excited?
And in case you were in any doubt that the hype around this movie was somewhat unprecedented, it has been confirmed that it has had the second most successful trailer debut of any movie ever.
The trailer managed to reach 224.6 million global views in 24 hours.
The most viewed trailer of all time is Avengers: Infinity War, which accumulated an incredible 230 million views in 24 hours.
Which is a hell of a lot of views.
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! pic.twitter.com/iEPrmFKaEM
— The Lion King (@disneylionking) November 24, 2018
On YouTube alone the video of the trailer has over 40 million views, and it has been shared and viewed millions of times elsewhere which attributes to this incredible statistic.
Why not watch it again?
Clip via Walt Disney Studios
And if this hasn't got you excited, take a look at this side-by-side clip of the new trailer, matched with the same scenes from the original movie.
It's pretty damn cool.