Best Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons Introduced in the 2000s

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The Top Ten

1 Pikachu Pikachu Pikachu are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation.

Sonic the Hedgehog was the first Sega balloon and first video game character balloon in parade history. However, it wouldn't be until Nintendo would have Pikachu be the first Nintendo balloon. Wait, WHAT ABOUT A SUPER MARIO BALLOON?! Anyways, Pikachu's balloon would first make its debut in 2001. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

2 Jimmy Neutron Jimmy Neutron James "Jimmy" Isaac Neutron is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the Jimmy Neutron franchise . He is most notably the main protagonist of the 2001 American 3D computer-animated comic science fiction film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and the main protagonist of the American computer animated ...read more.

Well, Cartoon Network's Boy Genius made his debut as a balloon in 1998, so Nickelodeon's Boy Genius would make his debut as a balloon as well a few years later. In the same year Jimmy Neutron's movie first came out in, Jimmy Neutron would have his balloon debut in 2001. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

3 Charlie Brown Charlie Brown

A balloon based on the titular Charlie Brown from the Charlie Brown franchise. More specifically, Charlie Brown and the Allusive Football. This balloon would first make its debut in 2002. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

4 Little Bill Little Bill Little Bill is an American animated children's television series produced for Nick Jr. The stories are based on Bill Cosby's Little Bill book series, set in Philadelphia, and feature Bill Jr.

And now we have another balloon based on a Nick Jr. show. This balloon is based on the titular Little Bill from the show of the same name. Little Bill would also have the honor of being the first African-American character to appear in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. It would first debut in 2002. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

5 Spongebob Squarepants Spongebob Squarepants SpongeBob SquarePants is a fictional character and the titular character and protagonist of the American animated television series of the same name.

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea and got his own parade balloon? SpongeBob SquarePants! His balloon would first make its debut in 2004. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

6 Hello Kitty Hello Kitty

A balloon based on the titular character of the Hello Kitty franchise. Its balloon would first make its debut in 2007. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

7 Shrek Shrek Shrek is a character debuting in the 2001 animated movie of the same name. The popular franchise has 4 films and the character himself has become recognizable to people of all ages. He has since spawned into what is most likely the most widely recognized internet meme to ever come into the world.

The first DreamWorks balloon to debut at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. And Shrek manages to get that honor. Shrek's balloon would first make its debut in 2007. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

8 Smurf

A balloon based on a regular Smurf (no specific Smurf, unfortunately) from the Smurfs franchise. This balloon would first make its debut in 2008. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

9 Buzz Lightyear Buzz Lightyear Buzz Lightyear is a fictional character in the Toy Story franchise. He is a toy space ranger hero according to the movies and action figure in the Toy Story franchise.

"To infinity... and beyond! " The first Pixar balloon to debut at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. And what better way than to have Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story have that honor? Buzz Lightyear's balloon would first make its debut in 2008. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

10 Pikachu with Poke Ball (2nd Version) Pikachu with Poke Ball (2nd Version) Pikachu are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation.

The Electric Mouse Pokemon makes his second run on this list by getting an updated balloon that has him holding a Poke Ball. The Pikachu with Poke Ball balloon is also the first balloon in parade history to have light-up features! This balloon would first debut in 2006. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

The Contenders

11 Bob and Larry

They were first debut in 2002.

VeggieTales Live On Stage is here! 😆

12 Snoopy Snoopy Snoopy is a character in comic strip Peanuts. He first appears in the strip from October 4 1950. He often sleeps on the top of his dog house. He belongs to Charlie Brown. He was created by Charles M. Schulz. He also appears in all the specials and the 2015 Peanuts Movie.

It was first debut in 2007.

It was soft debut in 2006.

13 Candy Land

It was first debut in 2005 in the movie "The Great Lollipop Adventure".

14 JoJo's Circus

It was first debut in 2005.

15 The Powerpuff Girls

They were first debut in 2002.

The Powerpuff Girls Movie is here! 😆

16 Care Bears

It was first debut in 2005.

The Care Bears Big Wish Movie is here! 😆

17 Strawberry Shortcake

It was first debut in 2006.

Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Movie is here! ^-^

18 Angelina Ballerina

It was soft debut in 2003.

That should be debuted in 2002.

It was first debut in 2004.

19 Magical DoReMi

It was right after the "Mew Mew Power" float in November 2005.

It was first debut in 2005.

20 Winx Club Winx Club Winx Club is an Italian animated television series directed, created and produced by Iginio Straffi and his company Rainbow S.r.l.

It was first debut in 2004.

21 Bear In the Big Blue House Bear In the Big Blue House

It was first debut in 2002.

22 Bob the Builder Bob the Builder Bob the Builder is a British children's animated television show created by Keith Chapman. In the original series, Bob appears in a stop motion animated programme as a building contractor, specialising in masonry, along with his colleague Wendy, various neighbours and friends, and their gang of anthropomorphised ...read more.

It was first debut in 2001.

23 My Little Pony

"The World of Piwi! " float was right after the balloon in November 2003.

My Little Pony G3 is here!

It was first debut in 2003.

This balloons is right before “The World of Piwi! ” float in November 2003.

24 Littlest Pet Shop

It was first debut in 2005.

25 Dragon Tales Dragon Tales Dragon Tales is a Canadian-American animated pre-school fantasy adventure children's television series created by Jim Coane and Ron Rodecker and developed by Coane, Wesley Eure, Jeffrey Scott, Cliff Ruby and Elana Lesser.

It was first debut in 2000 as Cassie. She's so cute!

It was right before "Teletoon Advance" float in November 2000.

26 Weebles

It was first debut in 2004.

27 Abby Cadabby

It was first debut in 2007.

28 Curious George Curious George Curious George is an American animated television series based on the children's book series of the same name which features Jeff Bennett as the voice of The Man with the Yellow Hat.

It was first debut in 2001.

29 Super Grover
30 Big Bird Big Bird Big Bird is the main protagonist of the children's television show Sesame Street. Officially performed by Caroll Spinney since 1969, he is an eight-foot two-inch tall bright yellow anthropomorphic canary.

It was first debut in 2001.

31 Cheesasaurus Rex
32 Tuxedo Honey Nut Cheerios Bee
33 M&M's Red and Yellow

It was first debut in 2004.

34 The Big Comfy Couch
35 Mr. Potato Head Mr. Potato Head
36 Horton the Elephant Horton the Elephant
37 Dora Dora Dora is the main protagonist in the show "Dora the Explorer" her main occupation is exploring with her monkey friend Boots .

It was first debut in 2005.

38 Sinclair Oil Dinosaur
39 The Pixies
40 Scooby Doo Scooby Doo Scooby Doo is a famous fictional dog character from the show Scooby-Doo Where Are You? He is the protagonist of his series .

It was first debut in 2005.

41 Pillsbury Doughboy

It was first debut in 2009.

What happens if it got hit in the tree? O-O

42 Chicken Little

It was first debut in 2004.

43 Spider-Man Spider-Man Spider-Man is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics existing in its shared universe. The character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko, and first appeared in the anthology comic book Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962) in the ...read more.

It was first debut in 2009.

44 Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse is a funny animal cartoon character and the official mascot of The Walt Disney Company. He was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios in 1928.
45 Mr. Monopoly
46 Wiggle Worm
47 Freida the Dachshund
48 Charlotte's Web
49 Jeeves
50 Honey Nut Cheerios Bee

It was first debut in 2001 as a tuxedo style.

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