Sunday, January 6, 2008

Coming Soon: Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln!


Very cool and formerly uber-rare (until eBay, that is) flyer printed on thick-ish newsprint. GMWML came straight from the NY World's Fair and took up residency in the Disneyland Opera House. It's been overhauled over the years and was finally evicted in favor of Great Moments with Steve Martin over two years ago. I wonder if it will ever come back. I hope so. It's one of those attractions that's easy to pass by or only check out every few years. But the air-conditioning rocks and both the technology and message that give root to the show are both very worthwhile. And that One Brother song has always been a guilty pleasure.

5 comments:

Thufer said...

your correct, it was always easy to pass by, but my family always made it a point to see mr. lincoln every trip.

Major Pepperidge said...

I bought a guidebook on ebay, and two unfolded versions of this flyer were tucked inside!

The "Disneyland Around the Seasons" episode (on the new Disneyland DVD) shows a good portion of the original Lincoln show, and even with the relatively primitive animatronics, I still think it is a better and more moving program than the later versions.

Progressland said...

I've always loved Lincoln; thanks for posting this. I must point out that it's "Two Brothers" in the show from 1984 to 2001 (written by Irving Gordon, best known for writing the "Who's on First" routine). I've tracked down several other recorded versions and it's strange to hear another stanza!

jedblau said...

I stand corrected, thanks.

Matterhorn1959 said...

The second version is still my favorite. The new haircut version is great for technology, but very annoying with the flies and haircut sound effects.

Major- I am jealous of that find!