Macey’s Thanksgiving Parade Weird Balloon Photos – 1927 To Now
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
Captain Nemo Nov. 28, 1929.
27/11/1930 and the kids never did sleep again.
1931 – The terrifying cat
1932 saw this one. What is it? Is it even an it?
Nov. 30, 1933 – Balloons on wheels.
What’s up? You’re having nightmares? You’re an opium addict? The Germans are coming!
Nov. 25, 1948 and things are getting personal.
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.
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.
Pink Panther (clothed)
Betty Boop (still alive but badly aged. She did not finish the parade)
Big Bird And the Birdios
Bugs Bunny – still alive in 1989.
Ronald McDonald. Run! Save yourselves. It’s too late for the kids.
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.
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
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.
Spider Man on Nov. 28, 1991. The oldest Macy’s balloon capable of flight at 31 years old.
2005 – Charlie Brown
Scooby-Doo in 2006
The Mr. Potato Head in 2007
Shrek in 2008
The Smurf balloon floats through Times Square in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010.
The Yes, Virginia balloon
The Kaikai and Kiki balloons designed by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid balloon
The Kung Fu Panda balloon
The Elf on the Shelf in 2012
Paul Frank’s Julius in 2013