Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Meet Mr. Lincoln 1965
Two publicity images for the Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln attraction on Main Street. The first is a WED Imagineer painting showing the stage and Mr. Lincoln. I believe this was painted by Sam McKim. The information tag on the back reads: Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln-- Disneyland's newest adventure in history, now open in the Main Street Opera House, re-creates the past with awe-inspiring realism as the "Audio-Animatronic" figure of Abraham Lincoln delivers a 10-minute address with complete coordination of speech, facial expression, body movements and other mannerisms--authentic in every detail. The other image is of the completed figure giving one of the speeches. It is really interesting to see how close the set and figure turned out to be in relation to the concept painting.