Animator’s Tribute to Cecil The Lion

“Look at the stars. The great kings of the past look down upon us from those stars.” That was one of the many unforgettable lines from Disney’s heart-breaking 1994 classic “The Lion King,” and artist Aaron Blaise, who was part of the animating team responsible for the film, has found a way to officially cast Cecil the Lion among those heavenly beasts. Cecil the lion was lured out of his reserve in Zimbabwe and killed by American trophy hunter, Walter Palmer. Watch as Aaron creates a moving tribute to Cecil the lion.

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