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Tim Burton’s Balloon For The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Revealed

Tim Burton has created a balloon named “B-Boy” that will take to the skies during this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

The New York Times provides the backstory for the character:

According to an origin story dreamed up by Mr. Burton, B. was created, Frankenstein’s monster-style, from the leftover balloons used in children’s parties at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. Forbidden from playing with other children because of his jagged teeth and crazy-quilt stitching, B. retreated to a basement lair, where he obsesses over Albert Lamorisse’s film “The Red Balloon” and dreams that he, too, will be able to fly someday.

(via Laughing Squid / Images via Richard Perry-NYT and Macy’s)


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