Cecil as Lion King

Cecil the Lion may have been tragically murdered, but his memory lives on in the hearts of animal lovers around the world.

One of those is Aaron Blaise, an animator who worked on "Lion King," "Aladdin," and "Beauty and the Beast." He rendered a stunning tribute image of Cecil, which he posted to his website.

"Like many people around the world, I was extremely moved by the recent tragedy surrounding the hunting and killing of the beloved lion know as Cecil," he wrote.

Cecil as Lion King

In the image, Cecil appears as a cloud in the sky above three young lions. It's accompanied by a quote from "The Lion King": "Look at the stars. The great kings from the past look down upon us from those stars."

Blaise also posted this time-lapse video showing how he created the tribute:

Though Blaise said his work was "not much," he hoped "it will make people think."

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