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Cute video. Your video is similar to the WoOz. Before doing any work that may be considered similar to an established work, you have to check to see if it’s in the public domain first. Since it looks like you’re doing this for a contest, Lowe’s no doubt would reject your work because of it’s similarity to an established work and they like most companies don’t want to go through the hassle of getting the rights to protect themselves should the right holders decide to contest their usage. It was an innocent idea you had, but copyright infringement no matter how serious can get you into a lot of trouble. Better to come up with something on your own as it’s a lot less hassle.