“Lion King” Without The Animals Depicts A World Without Wildlife Protection [Video]

Greenpeace and Studio Hack re-edit the opening sequence to a Disney classic to highlight the effects of environmental destruction.

Ross Brooks
Ross Brooks on January 6, 2014. @greenidealism

Netherlands-based Studio Smack were recently commissioned by Greenpeace to hack into The Lion King’s opening sequence and remove all of the animals. While the animated African Savanna is still undoubtedly beautiful, the complete lack of any wildlife is a desolate scene that could become all too real in the near-future.

Hunting, habitat destruction, and climate change are all issues that continue to affect animal populations around the world, with many qualifying for endangered status, or nearing total extinction. Greenpeace are trying to raise awareness around the issue, and this creative video re-edit seems like an excellent way to do just that.

Check it out.

Studio Smack / Greenpeace

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Ross is a freelance writer who specializes in topics about the environment, architecture, art, design and creative tech. He is passionate about making a difference with his writing, whether that’s to encourage social change, promote a great idea, or just share a little bit of beauty with the world. You can also find his work on Inhabitat and