Tim Burton To Design Parade Balloon
October 22, 2011 by staff
Tim Burton To Design Parade Balloon, A stranger only become the star as B., a sewn balloon takes flight in 85 th anniversary of Macy ® Thanksgiving Parade. The world-renowned filmmaker and artist, Tim Burton brings his unique vision of the stop line with the introduction of Macy B. the skies of New York. Specially designed by Mr. Burton, B. is the last entry in the series Blue Sky Christmas Parade famous gallery, inviting renowned artists to create wonders of flight for the Thanksgiving parade.
“We are delighted to welcome Tim Burton to stop Macy’s Thanksgiving Day. Since 2005, contemporary art has found a new home in our legendary line-up, which the masterpieces of art close to millions of viewers, “said Amy Kule, executive producer of Macy’s Parade on Thanksgiving Day. He added: “Having Tim to create a special character that will fly in our parade of 85, actually has the goal of” great art in heaven “to a new level.”
“I always had a fascination with balloons,” said Tim Burton. “Having the opportunity to design one for the Macy’s Day Parade is a true honor. Looking through pictures of the balloons that have been part of the parade in the past 85 years, was very inspiring.” As for the new balloon, Mr. Burton said, “Boy B. waiting for your flight through Manhattan on Thanksgiving Day.”
Tightly framed artist’s unique aesthetic, Boy B, like all other inhabitants of the world of Tim Burton has an interesting history.
Born, or more accurately – built in the July 4 in the basement of the Great Ormond Street Hospital London, Chico B. were supplied by former waste balloons birthday party leftovers of the many parts of the children that took place in the upper floors of the hospital. With their sharp teeth and uneven spots, B. not allowed to play with children in the hospital, because some feared that scare. With their spirit deflated, B. retired to his house, basement and in the narrow world of his favorite movie, The Red Balloon. Looking obsessively, B. hoped that one day he too would be able to fly over the city and bring joy to a young child. With the idea that some dreams do with their hands tied, the dream of B. ‘S finally become reality in the Thanksgiving Day as it rises in the famous Macy’s Parade.
B. will join the ranks of five works of contemporary art that have become flying wonders. Previous fly balloons of art have included works by Tom Otterness, Jeff Koons, Keith Haring and Takashi Murakami. Helping to bring art to the masses, B., Tim Burton will be released on Thursday, November 24th in front of more than 3.5 million spectators lining the streets of Manhattan and 50 million viewers around the country.
From a single scheme of its kind in the studio artists Macy Parade has worked with Mr. Burton in the course of the summer in the design of the globe, including travel to England and the film set of the latest film Burton’s Dark Shadows. Armed with a wealth of historical footage of Macy’s, Macy’s creative director Bill Schermerhorn, Macy lead designer John Piper and Burton, refine the design concept and the creation of new balloon. B. From there he went from being a model and drawing two feet in a 32 feet high, 19 meters wide giant inflatable.
The 85th anniversary of Macy’s Day Parade Thanksgiving starts Thursday, November 24, 2011 and broadcast nationally on NBC-TV, from 9am to 12pm in all time zones.
About Tim Burton:
Tim Burton began his career in filmmaking in 1985, directing Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, a blockbuster high praise from the original vision of Mr. Burton. He followed this success with Beetlejuice in 1988, a supernatural comedy starring Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin and Winona Ryder, another critical and financial success. In 1989, Burton directed the blockbuster Batman starring Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton and Kim Basinger. After the success of Batman, the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) awarded Burton the Director of the Year Award. The film also won an Oscar ® for Best Art Direction. Among Burton’s films are hits like Big Fish, Corpse Bride, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ed Wood, Edward Scissorhands, James and the Giant Peach, Sleepy Hollow, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Charlie and the factory Chocolate, Alice in Wonderland and The Planet of the Apes. As an artist in 2010, Burton published The Art of Tim Burton, a huge 430-page book that includes over 40 years of his personal work and the project. In November of that year, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) opened an extensive exhibition of his work. He has gone on tour in Melbourne, Australia, Toronto, Canada and opened at LACMA in Los Angeles in May 2011. The exhibition will continue his world tour when it comes to Paris, France in 2012. Burton is directing two films, “Dark Shadows” and “Frankeneenie” as well as the production of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The three projects are scheduled for launch in 2012.
Macy’s Parade on Thanksgiving Day ®:
With more than 50 million viewers around the country and more than 3 1 / 2 million spectators lined along the streets of New York each year, the Macy’s Parade Thanksgiving is a national icon that has been become a world-famous holiday event. For over 80 years, Macy’s Parade Thanksgiving marked the official start of the holiday season. Growing in size and scale, the Parade proudly marches down a path of more than 2 miles in New York with over 8,000 participants in tow including Macy’s employees, their families, celebrities, athletes, clowns and dance groups, all holiday cheer to spread. Fabulous floats and America’s best bands, the signature of the parade is still the famous helium balloons. For more information on Macy’s Parade please visit www.macys.com / stop or call the Parade hotline at (212) 494-4495.
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