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Macey’s Thanksgiving Parade Weird Balloon Photos – 1927 To Now

by | 29th, November 2013

THE Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, New York, is a barometer of what’s hot (or what the marketing companies are pushing at the kids). It’s all about the balloons.

 

1927 saw Felix

 

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Captain Nemo Nov. 28, 1929. 

 

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27/11/1930 and the kids never did sleep again.

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1931 – The  terrifying cat

 

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1932 saw this one. What is it? Is it even an it?

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Nov. 30, 1933 – Balloons on wheels.

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What’s up? You’re having nightmares? You’re an opium addict? The Germans are coming! 

 

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Kill it!

 

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 Nov. 25, 1948 and things are getting personal.

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Helium-filled Popeye balloon figure floats above some of the 1,300,000 persons watching the 33rd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade pass through Times Square, New York, November 26, 1959. 

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Garfield the Cat floats above a marching band on Broadway in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City, Thursday, Nov. 27, 1986. 

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Pink Panther (clothed)

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Betty Boop (still alive but badly aged. She did not finish the parade)

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Big Bird And the Birdios

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Bugs Bunny – still alive in 1989.

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Ronald McDonald. Run! Save yourselves. It’s too late for the kids.

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Bart Simpson makes his debut on his skateboard in the 64th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade down Broadway in New York City, Thursday, Nov. 22, 1990.

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Workers inflate the giant dog balloon Beethoven in Manhattan’s Upper West Side the night before the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 1994

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Rex displays a droopy face after the helium-oxygen filled balloon popped on Nov. 25, 1993. The 85-foot balloon, the longest in the parade, is one of several which burst in the blustery winds and freezing temperatures. 

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Spider Man on Nov. 28, 1991. The oldest Macy’s balloon capable of flight at 31 years old. 

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“Chicken Little” 

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2005 – Charlie Brown

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Scooby-Doo in 2006

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The Mr. Potato Head in 2007

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JoJo

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Pikachu

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Shrek in 2008

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Spongebob Squarepants

 

 

 

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Dora

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Shrek

 

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The Smurf balloon floats through Times Square in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. 

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The Yes, Virginia balloon 

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The Kaikai and Kiki balloons designed by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami

 

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The Diary of a Wimpy Kid balloon

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The Kung Fu Panda balloon

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The Elf on the Shelf in 2012

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Paul Frank’s Julius in 2013

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