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Friday, November 26, 2010

The Buzz About The 2010 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Did you watch the 2010 edition of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade yesterday on NBC... and if so, did you see John Lasseter as one of the volunteer handlers at the end of one of the Buzz Lightyear balloon's tethers? I wasn't even sure it was actually John but I rewound the DVR to double-check and sure enough, it was Pixar (and Disney's) own chief creative officer. I had no idea he was to be part of the parade in any capacity, but Reuters was, as they published the Disney press release here. Here's a photo of the Buzz balloon from Also, about my post regarding the new Virginia balloon being the only Macy's parade balloon to be based on a real person: further research reveals that there was an Eddie Cantor balloon in 1940, in honor of the then-famous, now almost-forgotten Broadway-radio-movie star Eddie Cantor (whose public-awareness may be on the rise, however, as he's a character in the HBO mini-series Boardwalk Empire.)

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