The sad story of Cecil the Lion has reverberated around the world, as fans mourn the death of one of Africa’s best-known lions.
The Oscar-nominated animator Aaron Blaise knows a thing or two about lions—he worked on the Disney classic The Lion King—and honored Cecil with a beautiful portrait of his face in the clouds, accompanied by a timelapse of the image’s creation.
Naturally, it’s accompanied by a Mustafa quote: ““Look at the stars. The great kings from the past look down upon us from those stars.”
wrote on his website that he hopes the Cecil tribute helps further raise awareness of the hunting and poaching of African animals.
“As you may be able to tell I am a HUGE animal lover and it drives me crazy when I see these beautiful creatures destroyed for no good reason,” he wrote. “In fact, I’ve decided to get personally involved and hopefully our efforts can help educate people and prevent these horrible things from happening in the future. It’s not much, but hopefully it will make people think.”
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