Today BBC Studios and Macy’s announced that Bluey, star of the hit series ‘Bluey’, will debut as the new giant balloon at Macy’s 2022 Thanksgiving Day Parade.
On their official Twitter page, they said, “Hey New York, we heard you’re really good at Keepy Uppy,” a reference to an episode in which the family tries to keep a balloon afloat for as long as possible.
“Being part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade is a real highlight for Blueysaid Rebecca Glashow, Managing Director, Global Distribution, BBC Studios. “This iconic event has long been a big part of the holiday season for kids and families across the United States. We couldn’t be happier to have Bluey here to join in this year’s celebration in New York City. .”
According to a press release, the Bluey balloon was created by the artist team at Macy’s Parade Studio and measures 51 feet long, 37 feet wide, and 52 feet high. Approximately 50 gallons of blue paint were hand painted by the team to give Bluey a larger than life shape.
“As one of the most popular characters in children’s entertainment today, we couldn’t be more delighted to welcome Bluey, from Australia, to 96e Macy’s Parade lineup,” said 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 flies through the streets of Manhattan on parade day.”
The ball’s appearance will be in conjunction with “Bluey’s Big Play The Stage Show,” which debuts Nov. 19 at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York City. It will then go on a multi-city tour across the United States.
The stage show is a new theatrical adaptation of the series featuring brilliantly created puppets, an original story by Joe Brumm and new music by composer Bluey Joff Bush.
“Bluey”, an Emmy®– award-winning Australian animated series, launched in 2018 on ABC Kids. In its third season, one of the most watched children’s shows in the world, is broadcast on Disney+ and broadcast on Disney Junior and Disney Channel.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will air nationwide in the United States on NBC and air on Peacock, Thursday, November 24, 2022, from 9 a.m. to noon; in all time zones.