Macy's T-Day parade gets Tim Burton balloon
October 21st, 2011
06:35 PM ET

Macy's T-Day parade gets Tim Burton balloon

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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  1. Peace

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    October 24, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
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    October 23, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |

    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.

    October 23, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  4. PLINY

    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.

    October 23, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  5. wendy`

    Carrieanne,I use both the men in my family especially love it.

    October 22, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. carrieanne

    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!

    October 22, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Missy

    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!

    October 22, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jess

    LOL Amgelique We LOVE YA GIRL ! : )

    October 22, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  9. angelique

    ooops. i meant 😮 ;o

    October 22, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  10. angelique

    Cool ! I like the :O face !

    October 22, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  11. angelique

    Lets see what kind of faces we can make 😉 🙂 😛 😉 ;P :l :L :O :] 😮 :> :\

    October 22, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  12. nancy

    Thanks kitty kat lady. That sounds delicious. Like my grandma made. : )

    October 22, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  13. nancy

    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.

    October 22, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  14. jose'

    si. mi nombre es jose. burritos y tacos es muy bueno.

    October 22, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  15. tracie's cousin


    October 22, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  16. Laquecia

    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.

    October 22, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  17. MARIA

    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.

    October 22, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  18. jemma

    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.

    October 22, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  19. jemma

    They deleted my comment. I was just saying it is more polite to say BM or number two. Thats what us cultures ladies say.

    October 22, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  20. Nancy


    October 22, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  21. jeff

    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.

    October 22, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  22. jessica

    Oh shut up Jeff. You saw that on SouthPark.

    October 22, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  23. jeff

    I sure do remember hippys. They had long hair like girls. And they didnt take baths much so people called the dirty hippies.

    October 22, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  24. nate

    YEAH ! DOOODOOOO RULES ! You sure are old, jeff. You were alive in the 60s. Do you remember hippies and stuff ?

    October 22, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  25. jeff

    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 !

    October 22, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  26. OMG

    Monica's balloon follows the cigar balloon.

    October 22, 2011 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  27. NJON613

    if that's the case, where's the Monica Lewinsky balloon?

    October 21, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Deja`

    Mr.Roboto you aren't missing anything these balloons suck.

    October 21, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Mr. Roboto

    Balloon. damn cell phone.

    October 21, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Mr. Roboto

    Firsty! where is the Ultra-Man &alloon?

    October 21, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |

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