VIDEO – Mini Lincoln Getting Ready For The Oscars

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(KTVI) – The Illinois Office of Tourism has made a viral video starring a stop-motion animated Abraham Lincoln.  “The Land of Lincoln” is putting itself back on display with the return of its biggest star this Sunday during the Oscars.

The inspiration behind promoting the 16th President has come after the recent success of Steven Spielberg’s movie Lincoln. According to a press release, officials hope the Lincoln legacy will help to propel Illinois as a travel destination.

In addition to the world tour, a YouTube video featuring “Mini Abe” has been released. The video finally has placed the president past Mount Rushmore and among Oscar Award winners.

Fans can follow Abe’s adventures on at and Twitter at @EnjoyIllinois.

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