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It got 224.6 million views in 24 hours (Picture: Disney/Alex Hickson)

The Lion King trailer reached 224.6 million global views in 24 hours, making it the most viewed Disneys most-viewed trailer debut ever – but fans reckon its all down to Beyonce.

Fans are ready to see Queen Bey – who will play Nala – slay yet again, even as a lion.

Disney tweeted to thank fans for the huge reaction.

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! they wrote.

However, fans only had one person on their minds.

Beyoncés impact, one responded.



Beyoncé is so powerful… ugh, her mind… it amazes me everytime! another added.

A third claimed: Beyoncé Knowles-Carter did that !

We feel you, guys.

The trailer, which was released on 23 November, had fans (including us) sobbing as we got a glimpse of the live action versions of all our favourite characters.

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With a star-studded cast, also including Donald Glover, Seth Rogen and John Oliver, the film is set to be released on 19 July 2019. Were not prepared.

However, some fans are a little bit skeptical about how live-action the film actually is.

With CGI animals and scenes that look almost identical to the classic 1994 Disney animated feature, its being questioned.

Live action Lion King? That makes as much sense as the animators from 1994 calling their Lion King live action, one pointed out.

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wow I just watched that new lion king trailer and I completely misunderstood what live action meant because I kept waiting for beyonce to appear in a lion costume, another added.

Now that is a remake wed watch in an instant.

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