A creepy creation by director Tim Burton is ready to join this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The New York Times reports that next month, a Burton-designed balloon will float next to familiar faves like Snoopy and Spider-Man.
The mind behind movies including “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Beetlejuice” and “Edward Scissorhands” has created a character called B. Boy for the November 24 event.
“It’s such a surprise to be asked, and it was great,” Burton told the paper. “It’s such a surreal thing that you don’t even believe what you’re hearing. Somebody’s trying to play a joke on you or something. It had that kind of feeling.”
Of course, there’s a sufficiently dark backstory for “B.,” as he’s called for short. According to Burton, the sad sack was crafted from the leftover birthday party balloons used at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. An outcast due to his haphazard looks, B. spends his time hidden in a basement, daydreaming about flying.
The parade’s executive producer, Amy Kule, says that although Burton’s work can be dark, she’s not worried about his balloon causing nightmares.
“Maybe we’re stepping into the dark side here,” she says, “but Tim’s balloon, although gothic, is really fun in spirit, and nobody should be worried that it’s going to be scary or should be part of a nighttime parade rather than a daytime parade.”
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Im PLINY ED. Im mean and cuss and type bad words. Thanksgiving is a bad holiday. It makes people happy and that is bad. Im Mr EDs and PLINYs kid. Im mean.
I agree with you Gepaart.. They are trying to get us. It is a conspiracy. If you have any more info please post more. I also think the lesbeans and gay lesbeans are all wrapped up in this.
Carrieanne,I use both the men in my family especially love it.
Yo @gepaart! They make pills for whats wrong with you! @kitty kat lady I love homemade dressing too! I put poultry seasoning in by mistake one year instead of sage and everyone liked that better! Who knew? Happy weekend everyone!
I just love all the holidays. The holidays were always very important in our family. I have such great memories from my childhood days. They continue today. I love watching the parades, too. Just kind of takes you back to when you were young. Wishing you all the happiest of holidays!
LOL Amgelique We LOVE YA GIRL ! : )
ooops. i meant :o ;o
Cool ! I like the :O face !
Lets see what kind of faces we can make ;) :) :P ;) ;P :l :L :O :] :o :> :\
Thanks kitty kat lady. That sounds delicious. Like my grandma made. : )
This is a way cool blog. Much better than the what you missed while working one. Nicer people here. Not as many trolls. Plus we get to post about the worlds greatest parade and worlds best holiday ! Wish we had turkey and dressing cooking right this minute.
si. mi nombre es jose. burritos y tacos es muy bueno.
HEY ! I RESEMBLE THAT REMARK ! DOO DOO ON YOU YOU ! : )
Oh honey, you can learn all kind of things on these here blogs. Mostly stuff about white folks. White folks and their do do lovin ways.
Lots of cool people and info on this blog today. You peeps rock ! Im a Mexican girl. My mom says I need to come on here and learn about American culture.
When your at a fancy restaurant and you need to be excused, it is more polite to say Please excuse me while I go do a number two. This way you dont gross out people while they are eating their dinner.
They deleted my comment. I was just saying it is more polite to say BM or number two. Thats what us cultures ladies say.
DIRTY HIPPY DOOOOOODOOOOOOOHEADS !
Well. That cartman is a character. Thats kind of the same. It temperature was in the 60s and I saw dirty hippied on SouthPark. See. I was telling the truth.
Oh shut up Jeff. You saw that on SouthPark.
I sure do remember hippys. They had long hair like girls. And they didnt take baths much so people called the dirty hippies.
YEAH ! DOOODOOOO RULES ! You sure are old, jeff. You were alive in the 60s. Do you remember hippies and stuff ?
Ultra Man was way cool ! I used to watch him in the 60s. I still remember part of the theme song. I do think a big balloon that looks like doooodooooo would be awesome though ! DOOOOOODOOOOO !
Monica's balloon follows the cigar balloon.
if that's the case, where's the Monica Lewinsky balloon?
Mr.Roboto you aren't missing anything these balloons suck.
Balloon. damn cell phone.
Firsty! where is the Ultra-Man &alloon?
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