Producers behind the 'Kony 2012' video are planning to release a sequel Tuesday that will shift the spotlight back to the horrific war crimes that occurred in Uganda by warlord Joseph Kony.
The original 30 minute documentary chronicled the war crimes of Ugandan tyrant Joseph Kony, who enlisted more than 60, 000 children to fight in his Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).
The non-profit group 'Invisible Children' began the 'Stop Kony' campaign in March in an effort to have the Ugandan warlord arrested by the International Criminal Court for his war crimes.
The original 'Kony 2012' video swept the internet, breaking records with 100 million views on YouTube in less than a week and becoming the most successful viral video in history.
For a brief spell the 'Kony 2012' video received positive reactions and celebrity endorsements began rolling in, with President Obama and Bill Gates praising the group.
But the 'Kony 2012' video quickly received significant backlash from the media for exaggerating and manipulating facts and overemphasizing Kony's war crimes.
Yet International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said he thinks Kony will be arrested this year thanks to the 'Stop Kony' campaign.
The Invisible Children movie is adding the social interest that the institutions need to achieve results, he said. We need this... attention to make the political leaders interested.
The original video by Jason Russell was made after the producer travelled to Uganda and met with Jacob Acaye, a child solider who narrated some of the film.
Russell wanted to make Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest' as the leader of rebel group the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).
Russell was hospitalized for several weeks after suffering a very public, naked, mental breakdown in San Diego. He was shown ranting, slapping his hands on the pavement, and dancing on a street corner due to the great mental, emotional and physical shock his body has gone through in these last two weeks, his family said in a statement.
His wife said he was suffering from reactive psychosis due to stress and dehydration after he received backlash for his 'Kony 2012' video.
Kony is on the ICC list of world's criminals and was indicted in 2005 for crimes against humanity. He is wanted for 33 charges, 12 of which include murder, enslavement, and rape. The other 21 counts include murder, pillaging, and forcing children to enlist in his guerilla army.
The LRA has displaced 1.5 million people from their homes in the Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic.
U.S. lawmakers have called for more financial support for African troops fighting the LRA. The United Nations recently announced a new initiative to help 5,000 African soldiers better coordinate their efforts in going after the LRA in three African countries.
Invisible Children raised $8.7 million after the video hit the web, but only $3.3. million went to programs in Africa.
'Kony 2012: Part II' will be premiering April 3. It will include an update on 'Cover the Night.