My sacred duty of bringing you informative list-based movie articles sometimes leaves me cold. Either a topic is too repetitive, too uninspired, or too retar-tar to enjoy writing. On these occasions, it can be quite a struggle between art and commerce. That's why when recently tasked with putting together a list of dog attack victims from film, I put my foot down. Less I spend the better part of an afternoon researching the filming of Cujo and Beethoven, I told my editor that I can do better. Let me be great.

Skeptical, he replied, "I'd like to see you try!" And with a six syllable pitch, I effectively shot holes in his disbelief. Thus, I proudly present to you Seven Movie Characters Attacked By Lions.

Supporting Cast - Savage Harvest

When Tom Skerrit and Michelle Phillips take their children to Africa, it's supposed to be the perfect getaway. However, the family is soon attacked by a pride of lions driven crazy by drought. Seeing that this is Tom F***ing Skerritt we're talking about here, the family is able to survive multiple attacks. They're colleagues however aren't as fortunate, which is just all the more reason for them to wish they were Tom Skerritt.

Charles Remington - The Ghost and the Darkness

After using superior stealth and speed to kill off workers building the African Uganda-Mombasa Railway, two lions find themselves on the sh*t-list of a military engineer and the famous hunter, Charles Remington. But these are particularly clever lions who are perpetually one step ahead of their pursuers. Eventually, one is killed while trying to eat Val Kilmer and a baboon. It's vengeful counterpart drags Remington from his tent and kills him before later dying itself in a final battle with the camp's sole survivor.

Mike Stacey - Curse of the Voodoo

Curse of the Voodoo (aka Curse of the Simba aka Voodoo Blood Death aka pick a title) proves that lions can do far worse than simply disembowel you and eat your guts like Fruit by the Foot. They can also attack your mind and make you look crazy. The plot follows a hunter who kills a great lion while in Africa. The animal is sacred to a tribe of voodoo worshippers who curse the hunter. Upon returning to England, he begins to see strange apparitions involving the lion and the murderous warriors. Anyone who has been to England knows there are hardly any lions there.

Scarecrow and Tin Man - Wizard of Oz

After agreeing to help a young woman on her journey to the wizard's castle, the Scarecrow and Tin Man find themselves besieged by a ferocious king of the jungle. Film of this attack is below, but I must warn it is not for the faint of heart.

Rescuers- Prey

After being transplanted to Africa, Bridget Moynihan finds herself in a sweaty and sexy fight for survival against a pride of lions. She becomes trapped with her step-children when they take an ill-advised poop-break during a game drive. Their guide is killed and eaten while they watch from their locked Jeep. To make matters worse, food and water are running out and the young son didn't have a chance to finish wiping himself. The days under the hot African sun press on as the lions kill anyone who arrives to help the stranded Americans. It is only when Bridget Moynihan goes all Sarah Connor and blows up the lions that the family can return to safety.

Quentin Hapsburg - The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear

If you're a slimy oil executive intent on getting rich by deceiving the President into endorsing your nuclear fuel initiatives, you have to be careful who you date. This was Quentin Hapsburg's undoing. His meticulously laid out plans were dashed when he began dating Frank Drebin's ex-fiancee. With his plot unspooling, Hapsburg got desperate and attempted to kill his adversaries with a small nuclear device. However, before he can do so, he is thrown from a window and then attacked by a lion. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

Scar - The Lion King

It's rare that we get to see much lion on lion violence. That's part of what makes Disney's The Lion King so awesome. That and the meerkat.

After stealing the throne from his brother and making the jungle a crappy place to live, the treacherous Scar finds himself going toe-to-toe with his nephew, Simba. The young lion forces his uncle to admit his crimes and then kicks his ass all up and down, and eventually over the edge of, Pride Rock. However, I'm still let down that Simba didn't yell "hakuna matata" before delivering the final blow. Missed opportunity there.