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Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Presidents Day

Presidents Day naturally brings to mind Honest Abe, especially this year when we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Great Emancipator's birth. What better time to once again celebrate Walt Disney's Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. Controversial in its time before it debuted at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair, the show won over most skeptics when they actually saw what it was all about. In recent years, Walt's original presentation (which moved to Disneyland® Park in 1966) came to be considered old (stovepipe) hat by some, but that's like considering the Lincoln Memorial out-of-date or "irrelevant". To celebrate Walt Disney's original vision here's a conceptual artwork by the great and gentlemanly Sam McKim, whose renderings did so much to bring that powerful vision of Mr. Lincoln to life.

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