Best Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons Introduced in the 1990s

The Top Ten

1 Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by SEGA, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated shows, and an animated OVA.

The fastest thing alive had the honor of being the first video game character to be featured as a balloon in PARADE HISTORY. The blue blur we all know and love as Sonic would have his balloon clad in his Classic design first debut in 1993, 2 years after his first game came out in 1991.

2 Clifford the Big Red Dog

Here, we have a balloon based on Scholastic's titular character Clifford the Big Red Dog from the children's book and children's animated series franchise. Clifford's balloon would make its debut in 1990. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

3 Bart Simpson Bartholomew JoJo "Bart" Simpson is the oldest child, and the only son, in the 1987 show The Simpsons. He was created by Matt Groening. His hobbies are pranking people including Lisa Simpson and Homer Simpson.

And now we have here a balloon based on Bart Simpson from The Simpsons. His balloon would first make its debut in 1990 along with Clifford the Big Red Dog.

4 Santa Goofy

Gawrsh! I know Goofy eventually would get his own balloon, but it was pretty nice they gave him a balloon with him dressed up in a Santa costume. This balloon first made its debut in 1992. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

5 The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss's titular The Cat in the Hat has the honor of being the first Dr. Seuss character to be featured as a balloon at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. This balloon would first debut in 1994. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

6 Arthur Arthur is a Canadian/American animated educational television series for children, created by Cookie Jar Group and WGBH for PBS.

This balloon is based on the titular character Arthur from PBS's Arthur franchise. Arthur would have his balloon first debut in 1997. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

7 Rugrats Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon.

Rugrats has the honor of being the first Nicktoon from Nickelodeon to be featured as a balloon at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The balloon features Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster, and Tommy's pet dog Spike. Rugrats got its balloon debut in 1997. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

8 Dexter Dexter is a fictional character and the titular protagonist of the Cartoon Network animated series, Dexter's Laboratory.

The first Cartoon Cartoon in Cartoon Network's history also manages to be the first Cartoon Network show to be featured as a balloon at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Boy Genius Dexter would have his balloon debut in 1998. It wouldn't be until 2001 when another Boy Genius known as Jimmy Neutron got a balloon. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

9 Honey Nut Cheerios Bee

Drop that beat. The Honey Nut Cheerios Bee mascot would get his own balloon debut in 1999. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

10 Blue (Blue's Clues)

Nick Jr.s titular Blue from Blue's Clues also got a balloon as well. I believe it's the first balloon based on a Nick Jr. show. This balloon would first make its debut in 1999. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

The Contenders

11 Kermit the Frog Kermit the Frog is a Muppet character and Jim Henson's most well-known creation. Introduced in 1955, Kermit is the straight man protagonist of numerous Muppet productions, most notably Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, as well as in movies, specials, and public service announcements through the years. ...read more.

It was returned in 1997.

No, it was debuted in 1990.

12 Dee Dee Dee Dee is a fictional character and the sister of Dexter from the Cartoon Network animated series, Dexter's Laboratory.

I think 1998, actually with Dexter.

She's next to Dexter. ^-^

13 Barney The Dinosaur Barney The Dinosaur is a purple dinosaur from the TV series "Barney and Friends", as well as the VHS series before that known as "Barney and the Backyard Gang". He was created by Sheryl Leach in 1987, to entertain her 2 year old son. He is infamously known for his "I Love You" song, and his TV series ...read more.

Wait, it was returned in 1998. I see.

It was soft debut in 1994.

Barney's Great Adventure: The Movie is coming soon! 😆

What happens if a balloon pops in 1997? 😳

14 Power Rangers
15 The VeggieTales Friends

It was right before the "Sailor Moon Sailor Stars" float in November 1997.

They were first debut in 1997.

16 Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup (The Powerpuff Girls) The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network. The main characters of this show are Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. The show is about the Professor Utonium creating three little superhero girls that save the day from villains. ...read more.

They were first debut in 1998.

17 Felix the Cat Felix the Cat is a funny-animal cartoon character created in the silent film era. The anthropomorphic black cat with his black body, white eyes, and giant grin, coupled with the surrealism of the situations in which his cartoons place him, combine to make Felix one of the most recognized cartoon characters ...read more.

It returned once again in 1997.

No, it'll return in the future.

18 Cocoa Puffs
19 The Groundling Marsh

It was first debut in 1996.

20 Lucky Charms Leprechaun (Irish) - Lucky Charms Ads
21 Santa Mickey
22 Tom & Jerry
23 My Little Pony

It was first debut in 1997 as My Little Pony G2.

24 The Puzzle Place
25 Lamb Chop's Play-Along
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