November 7, 2016

Charlie Brown returns to the sky!

(This special post is by 5CP Associate Editor Gayna Lamb-Bang)

This is a maquette of the new Charlie Brown balloon, used in the Macy's studio as a
reference for the full-size balloon.
This upcoming 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will replace last year’s Snoopy and Woodstock balloon with an updated version of the Charlie Brown balloon.  Our favorite blockhead previously flew the New York sky back in 2012.  (See previous blog entry for a complete history and rundown of the Peanuts balloons in the annual Macy’s parade.)

This all-new 2016 balloon will feature our good friend Chuck flying his kite, rather than attempting to kick his football.

Details on his creation can be found in this nifty article.


Matt Burb said...

It's going to air on almost all NBC affiliates as usual, right? Last year I noticed WADL Detroit aired the Macy's Parade as Detroit's NBC affiliate WDIV of course preempted it for it's own broadcast of the Detroit parade. Hopefully WADL still has that deal to air it this year.

Scott McGuire said...

Yes, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade will be broadcast by NBC on Thursday, November 24, from 9 AM - Noon (start time is 9 AM local in all time zones); it repeats from 2 - 5 PM the same day.

If you have questions about what the Detroit affiliates are going to do, you should check with them.