This new audio-animatronic Mr. Lincoln has the craziest facial expressions!!

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There’s a new audio-animatronic Mr. Lincoln and his facial expressions are incredible!!

This lifelike bust of Abe is the creation of Garner Holt Productions, who make animatronic figures for theme parks and other places!

Garner Holt, the company’s founder and president, writes on MiceChat,

This is a figure we’ve been developing — the one at our open house is actually the “phase II” version of the concept — and the reaction was absolutely stunning (it was overwhelmingly positive at Comic-Con, too, where we showed a short video clip of the head in development). The Lincoln bust is part of GHP’s Expressive Head Project, where we’ve endeavored to add realistic facial expression to animatronics in order to add an extra dimension of lifelike movement (a subtle way of saying, “We crammed more than 40 unique motions into this animatronic head!”)


via Boing Boing

  • Now PLEASE bring that technology BACK to the movies, sir! So great!

  • Helen Gircko

    Damn good! Four hundred years ago, the authors of this idea would be burned alive for witchcraft … By the way, not all people have such a wide range of emotions… and many modern politicians can be successfully replaced with animatronic automata.
    A brilliant idea! Mr. Lincoln would be proud of this incarnation.
    Many thanks, Pee-wee!

  • Jen Medeiros

    If he had actually made these faces, I’d say he was the creepiest president in history. (Present POTUS excluded, naturally.)

  • marg

    Great production..thank you

  • Leisuresuitbruce

    I went to the retirement party of Neil Gallagher at Walt Disney World. Gave me goosebumps when he recounted that he made the Lincoln head for Disney’s entry to the 1964 World’s Fair.

  • Douros Evangeline

    I would love to have abe