Best Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons Introduced in the 1950s and the 1960s

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The Top Ten

1 The Dachshund

A balloon based on the titular dog breed of the dachshund. It first made its debut in 1950. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

2 Lucky Pup

A balloon known as... Lucky Pup. Not based on an existing franchise, and the only implication I've been given is that it was Macy's own original balloon creation. Anyways, it made its debut in 1951. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

3 Mighty Mouse Mighty Mouse Mighty Mouse is an American animated anthropomorphic, superhero mouse character created by the Terrytoons studio for 20th Century Fox.

A balloon based on the titular protagonist Mighty Mouse from the cartoon of the same name. It first made its debut in 1951. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

4 Flying Fish Flying Fish

A balloon based on the flying fish species. Take a wild guess at how cartoon-like its design was in the decade it was introduced in. Moving on, it first made its debut in 1951. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

5 Spaceman

Just a balloon based on an astronaut. Not based on an existing franchise (it wouldn't be until 2008 when Buzz Lightyear got introduced as a balloon). So with that out of the way, this balloon first made its debut in 1954. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

6 Popeye Popeye

A balloon based on the titular protagonist Popeye from the Popeye the Sailor franchise. It first made its debut in 1957. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

7 Happy Dragon

Since the 1950's only had about 6 balloons introduced, I had to include some from the 1960's as backup. Anyways, the Happy Dragon balloon first made its debut in 1960. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

8 Bullwinkle J. Moose

A balloon based on Bullwinkle J. Moose from Rocky and his Friends and The Bullwinkle Show. Or more simply known as Rocky and Bullwinkle. Now with that summed up, this balloon first made its debut in 1961. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

9 Donald Duck (2nd Version) Donald Duck (2nd Version) Donald Duck is a cartoon character created in 1934 at Walt Disney Productions. Donald is an anthropomorphic white duck with a yellow-orange bill, legs, and feet. He typically wears a sailor shirt and cap with a bow tie.

Looks like Donald Duck got some reimbursement for being introduced later than the Mickey Mouse balloon. So the 2nd version of the Donald Duck balloon first debuted in 1962. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

10 Sinclair Oil Dinosaur

Apparently, this balloon is based on the dinosaur logo of the Sinclair Oil Corporation that was a major gas station company back in the late 20th century, if I'm correct. So that said, this balloon first made its debut in 1963. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

The Contenders

11 Underdog Underdog
12 Roger Rabbit Roger Rabbit Roger Rabbit is a fictional animated rabbit character. The character first appeared in author Gary K. Wolf's 1981 novel, Who Censored Roger Rabbit?.
13 Fred Flintstone Fred Flintstone Frederick "Fred" Flintstone, is the main character of the animated sitcom The Flintstones, which aired during prime-time on ABC during the original series' run from 1960 to 1966. Fred is the husband of Wilma Flintstone and father of Pebbles Flintstone.
14 Tweety Bird Tweety Bird Tweety is an animated fictional yellow canary in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated cartoons. The name "Tweety" is a play on words, as it originally meant "sweetie", along with "tweet" being a typical English chick for the sounds of birds.
15 Sylvester Sylvester
16 Smokey the Bear
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