Tim Burton’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Float
Tim Burton, legendary filmmaker, Gothic fashionisto, visionary genius, and one of my all-time favorite people who has ever roamed the earth, is set to create yet another splash during our holiday festive season with his debut as a float-maker for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
This time, Mr. Burton is conjuring up a spectacle joining the likes of iconic children’s characters such as Snoopy, Garfield, and whatever winds up being this season’s hottest Disney character.
After many years scaring children with his eerie characters, and with his recent re-imaginings of classic cult movies like Alice in Wonderland and Willy Wonka, Burton’s float will display his new character, B. Boy.
Making the likes of his imaginary and fantastical world family friendly, Tim Burton is diving head-first into his new character akin to Jack Skellington, Coraline (which he did not direct, but one might easily make the mistake of believing he did), and famous characters of the movie, 9, which he produced back in 2009.
B. Boy is yet another tragic, yet misunderstood character that only Burton could imagine. Using a slew of balloons left over from children’s parties from Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, this float set to début on our beloved Turkey Day will once again push the envelope of creative artistry and beautifully grim decor.
I, for one, have not been this excited for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade since I was a wee little lad fully clad in my Scooby Doo pajamas and remember waking up at the crack of dawn just to get a great view in front of the TV and see my favorite cartoon characters. Not to mention, I’m still a big kid at heart and live my life vicariously through nostalgia and television programming of yesteryear.
So, this year rile you post tryptophan-self out of bed, put the bunny slippers on, and reconnect with your old pals OR why not just make the trek to the streets of Herald Square and live out your childhood dreams. Either way, Burton’s float will definitely be quite the sight to see so, make sure you rise and shine and get down with Al Roker, Matt Lauer, and Meredith Vieira. Happy festivus, ya’ll!