Blue Cat Balloon at Macy’s Day Parade: Cool Cats’ Spectacular Entry
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a hallmark of wonder and joy since 1924, and this year, on November 23rd, Cool Cats will share an unforgettable experience flying a spectacular balloon. If you find yourself asking, “What is that giant blue cat balloon in the Macy’s Day Parade?”, look no further. It’s Blue Cat, the iconic and beloved lead character of Cool Cats.
How Cool Cats Made Their Macy’s Day Parade Debut Possible
Cool Cats, renowned for their vibrant character IP and storytelling brand, received an invitation to join the 2022 Virtual Macy’s Day Parade, where OnCyber collaborated to showcase an online gallery featuring Cool Cats. As part of their participation in the 2022 Macy’s Day virtual event, Cool Cats was given the opportunity to compete for an in-real-life (IRL) balloon to be flown in the 2023 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
Holders of Cool Cats collectibles were able to cast votes for their favorite project among the five projects, including Cool Cats, who were selected to participate in the Macy’s virtual parade event. Proceeds from tickets purchased to view the digital gallery went to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and offered holders additional votes for their preferred collection.
Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Cool Cats community members rallied together to cast their votes for the iconic Cool Cats brand, ultimately winning the Blue Cat balloon which will be flying in this year’s 2023 Macy’s Day Parade in November.
“This is a big moment for me as an artist and as the founder of Cool Cats,” says Clon. “Personally, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has always been an important event in my family and it holds a lot of memories. Being able to showcase my artwork alongside some of the world’s most recognizable characters is a dream come true.”
Making the Blue Cat (and Chugs!) Balloon
Designing the Blue Cat balloon has been no ordinary feat. Months of dedication and craftsmanship has gone into creating this unique masterpiece. Each detail is intricately designed to capture the essence of the Cool Cats brand. And let’s not forget Chugs, Blue Cat’s adorable sidekick! Together, they promise to be a truly eye-catching entry.
The Blue Cat balloon is more than a spectacle. It aims to be an inspirational symbol of fun and creativity, with the hope of making people of all ages smile. With their parade debut, Cool Cats intends to roll out an interactive campaign that includes fun challenges, exclusive merchandise such as new plushies and vinyl figurines online at macys.com and across 11 Macy’s flagship stores.
Join the 2023 Macy’s Day Celebration
Mark your calendars for November 23rd, when the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will march through the heart of New York City. For the best viewing spots, consider arriving early at Central Park West or Times Square. And for those who can’t make it in person, keep an eye on your television screen – Blue and Chugs aim to steal the show.
Don’t Miss Cool Cats at Macy’s
The inclusion of the Blue Cat balloon in the Macy’s Day Parade on November 23rd is a testament to Cool Cats’ growing influence and popularity as a global character IP and storytelling brand. As the day approaches, anticipation swells. It’s more than a parade; it’s a celebration of tradition, joy, wonder, and creativity.
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