The trailer premiered last night on Thanksgiving in America. As is tradition, Americans were hooked to their TV's to watch an American Football game, and this is where 'The Lion King' teaser made its debut. It seemed to catch people off-guard, with many not expecting the trailer during the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins game.
Fans, whether expecting the trailer or not, have been sharing their reactions to it online. It's mostly positive, with a sprinkling of negativity.
*watches lion king trailer*
james earl jones: everything the light t-
— 𝓥🥀 (@avengermemes) November 23, 2018
Live action Lion King trailer pic.twitter.com/bT6L1iLRrU
— Jake Ciely (@allinkid) November 22, 2018
If your household didn't come to complete silence when that Lion King promo came on........
— local bIogger (@fergoe) November 22, 2018
My face when The Lion King trailer showed us what baby Simba looks like: pic.twitter.com/tgaLHxlqdq
— Michael Tannenbaum (@iamTannenbaum) November 22, 2018
Me after seeing baby Simba in The Lion King (2019) trailer pic.twitter.com/EPjQXS9U8n
— Alexis 🇲🇽🇵🇷 (@danverscalliope) November 23, 2018
Me watching the Lion King teaser: OH MY GOD THIS LOOKS SO GOOD I CANT WAIT TO SEE THIS IN THEATERS!
Me internally: I’m gonna have to see Mufasa die all over again but this time in CGI. pic.twitter.com/PUgUn4QYZK
— c (@chuuzus) November 23, 2018
I literally almost choked on my food when “The Lion King” trailer came on tv during tonight’s football game. OMFG THE KID IN ME JUMPED OUT 😍😂
— Dante D’Angelo 🦃 (@itsdantedangelo) November 22, 2018
Watching the Lion King trailer like i don’t have to watch Mufasa die again pic.twitter.com/MI5N6940n3
— kyle 🖕🏽 (@thekillakay_) November 23, 2018
Maybe some people took it a little too far...?
jokes on all of you I only got my wife pregnant to have an excuse to watch nothing but the new Lion King every day for the next four years. catch up
— Jake Kemp (@NotJackKemp) November 22, 2018
Starring Seth Rogan, Donald Glover, Beyonce, and James Earl Jones as Mufasa, 'The Lion King' looks set to be one of the highest-anticipated movies of next year. You can catch it in theatres in July 2019.