Chill the Lion: The Most Playful Lion You’ll Ever Meet

A few days ago I was scrolling through my Twitter feed and I happened to see a designer/developer that I follow share an interesting CodePen. For those of you who do not know, CodePen is a sandbox for developers to share new projects while allowing others to see the code they used. Check out for more info. 

Anyway, so I clicked into the CodePen and I was amazed at what I saw. A 3d lion, made purely with JavaScript, and a small fan that replaces your cursor. As you move your cursor around the page, the lion follows the fan and when you click and hold down, the fan begins to blow air onto the lion who begins to smile. 

Checkout the CodePen here,

Developed by Karim Maaloul here

And his other work here.

For those of you who are still reading this and not playing with the adorable and admittedly addicting lion, The Verge posted an awesome 3-step guide on how best to enjoy chilling the lion over here. Thanks for reading!