‘The Lion King’ reimagined as a Cecil the lion revenge movie

The world was heartbroken this week to learn about the senseless death of Cecil the Lion at the hands of Minnesota dentist/poacher Walter Palmer. Jimmy Kimmel choked up while delivering a segment on the subject, Betty White had some strong words on the subject, everyone has been feeling sad and shaken up about the whole thing.

So we all could use a little laugh, and that laugh is brought to us by the YouTube channel “So That Happened,” in the form of a short video that reimagines The Lion King as a Cecil revenge movie. In this version, Mufasa is recast as Cecil, and rather than being thrown to the wildebeest by Scar, he is murdered by poacher Walter Palmer. Simba must then set off on a journey to avenge his father’s death.

Well played, internet, well played.


Betty White has strong words about what happened to Cecil the Lion

Jimmy Kimmel is just as heartbroken about Cecil the Lion as we are