The 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade looks to be one of the biggest yet with its massive selection of character balloons based on children’s cartoons ranging from classics such as The Smurfs, Thomas the Tank Engine, Snoopy and Spider-man to modern hits like Adventure Time with Finn & Jake, Skylanders and Spongebob Squarepants.
Not all of them will be Western creations though. Several of the giant balloons will be based on popular Japanese series!
Celebrating 20 years of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers franchise, the legendary Red Ranger will be featured in the form of his own balloon which will be one of the biggest in the parade, measuring over 55 feet tall!
Also celebrating an anniversary, the Hello Kitty character will be present and looking surprisingly youthful for a 40 year old cat (even though she isn’t a cat at all).
Finally, the popular Pokemon, Pikachu will be returning for a third year with an all new balloon showcasing the electric-mouse Pokemon holding a cute little snowman. With the release of Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Pokemon Omega Ruby, this balloon is sure to be a hit with young and mature gamers alike.