November 24, 2016: Superman at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

With Thanksgiving being celebrated in the USA today, here’s a look back at Superman’s history with Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

A Superman balloon first featured in the parade in 1939. The balloon was so large it needed to be handled by 50 people.

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The second Superman balloon first appeared in 1966 and, like its predecessor, featured an upright design.

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The third Superman balloon first featured in the 1982 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and was created to place Superman in a horizontal flying pose.

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The video clip below shows the same Superman balloon two years later in 1984.

However the same Superman balloon didn’t fair too well a year later in 1985.

While Superman hasn’t appeared in the parade for quite a few years, and isn’t in this year’s parade, it should be noted that the 1980’s Superman balloon is the largest Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon ever, measuring 104 feet in length!

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i enjoy this article every thanksgiving, and i wish superman would make a grand reappearance again and fire up some tradition back in the parades soon