Aaron Blaise, who was an animator on Disney projects such as The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin shared a blog post on Friday with his own rendition of Cecil. It resembles Mufasa and his final resting place in the stars, accompanied with his words: “Look at the stars. The great kings from the past look down upon us from those stars.”
“I am a HUGE animal lover an it drives me crazy when I see these beautiful creatures destroyed for no good reason,” Blaise writes on his blog. “When I heard the news about Cecil I got inspired to create a tribute image. It’s not much but hopefully it will make people think.”
Catch a time lapse video of Blaise’s work below, and click on the image above to see the entire illustration.