Those fans of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade got a little treat from filmmaker Tim Burton yesterday when the annual parade debuted a new float designed by Burton, which took to the skies over a beautiful day in Manhattan in all of its patchy blue glory. The character, named B., even comes with his own backstory, which we shared with you recently in another post on the float.
"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.”
The final balloon design turned out great, adding a whole bunch of creepy Burton quirk to the parade. Now Burton needs to take his inspired original creation to the big or small screen and reveal more of B.'s story. Check out two images of B.'s big debut courtesy of Getty Images.
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