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Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, particularly noted for his leadership during the Civil War, delivery of the Gettysburg Address, and the Emancipation Proclamation. Nicknamed "Honest Abe", the lanky bearded politician was a controversial figure in his own time, but has since been recognized as one of the greatest presidents, ranked with George Washington. A key factor in this was not only Lincoln's statesmanship and opposition to slavery, but his assassination on April 14, 1865, days after the Southern forces surrendered. Lincoln thus became the first American president to be assassinated (but not the last, as witness John F. Kennedy) and the third to die in office. His image adorns the five-dollar bill and penny.

Disney Appearances

As an iconic figure of American history, he has been spoofed and homaged a number of times in popular culture.

Film

A Few Good Ghosts

A folk doll version of Lincoln possessed by the ghost of someone else was a planned character for the scrapped feature film project My Peoples, or A Few Good Ghosts.

Toy Story 2

He was mentioned in Toy Story 2 by Jessie who uses the expression, "Sweet mother of Abraham Lincoln!".

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

He is played by Glenn Beck in National Treasure: Book of Secrets.

Lincoln

He was portrayed by Daniel Day-Lewis in the 2012 film, Lincoln

The Muppets

In this film, Crazy Harry blows up Mount Rushmore to be in his image.

Television

Muppets Tonight

Robot Abraham Lincoln appeared in Muppets Tonight, spoofing the Abe Lincoln animatronic from the Disney Parks.

Quack Pack

Lincoln appears in the Quack Pack episode "The Really Mighty Ducks" along with the other three presidents.

House of Mouse

His Mount Rushmore face statue was seen in a Goofy short in the House of Mouse episode "Chip 'n' Dale". In the House of Mouse episode "Gone Goofy"'s Pit Crew and Donald's Goofy World, Goofy was seen wearing and dressed up like Lincoln.

Timon and Pumbaa

He was spoofed by Pumbaa in the Timon and Pumbaa episode; "Catch Me if You Kenya" and Quint in "Klondike Con" and a face statue of him was seen in "New Guinea Pig."

Dave the Barbarian

In the Dave the Barbarian episode; "Not a Monkey", Dave was seen wearing a Lincoln hat with a fake brown beard to replace his missing hair.

Phineas and Ferb

Two evil robot versions of him also appeared in the Phineas and Ferb episodes "Mom's Birthday" and "Let's Bounce".

Best Friends Whenever

Lincoln appears in this time travel film.

Mickey Mouse

A giant potato puppeteered by Donald Duck in the Mickey Mouse episode "Potatoland" is made as a satire of the Disney Parks Abe Lincoln.

Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything

He appears in Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything episode "The Rankening".

Lab Rats: Elite Force

He appears in an episode of this show.

Bizaardvark

Lincoln appears in the Bizaardvark episodes "The Collab" and "First Day of School".

K.C. Undercover

He appears in the K.C. Undercover episode "Twin It To Win It".

Milo Murphy's law

He was also mentioned in a Milo Murphy's Law episode titled "Athledecamathalon"

Disney Parks

Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was Walt Disney's favorite president. As a child, Walt would dress up like Lincoln for a school President's Day presentation and recite the Gettysburg Address. This fondness for Lincoln would result in choosing him as the basis for the first human Audio-Animatronics figure and develop Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln for the State of Illinois Pavilion at the 1964 New York World's Fair. This attraction would be moved to Disneyland's Main Street, U.S.A..

The Hall of Presidents

This figure would serve as a proof of concept for a larger project that would become The Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World in Liberty Square. Here being joined by audio-animatronics of every U.S. president in American history.

Gallery

Mixed Media

Disney Parks

Trivia

  • Tom Hanks is related to Abraham Lincoln. He is the third cousin, four times removed from the former president. Hanks' link to Honest Abe comes through the President’s mother, Nancy Hanks.
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