BBC Studios and Macy’s have confirmed that Bluey will soar above the streets of New York City as a new giant character balloon in the 96th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The Bluey balloon will make its debut with 3.5 million spectators and 50 million viewers nationwide on Thursday, 24 November in the world famous Parade.
“As one of the most popular characters in children’s entertainment today, we could not be more excited to welcome Bluey, all the way from Australia, to the 96th Macy’s Parade line-up,” commented Jordan Dabby, producer of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “Millions of families will be thrilled to see Bluey celebrate her first New York Thanksgiving as she soars above the streets of Manhattan on Parade Day.”
The Bluey balloon was created by Macy’s Parade Studio’s team of artists and measures 51 feet long, 37 feet wide and 52 feet tall. Approximately 50 gallons of blue paint was hand painted by the team to bring Bluey to larger-than-life form.
Rebecca Glashow, ceo global distribution at BBC Studios, continued: “Being part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a true highlight for Bluey. This iconic event has long been an important part of the holiday season for kids and families across the US. We couldn’t be more excited that Bluey will be there to join this year’s celebration in New York City.”
November will also see Bluey’s first live show – Bluey’s Big Play The Stage Show – debut at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden (from 19 November). It will then tour cities across the US.