The biggest balloons you’ll see at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The 36th annual Thanksgiving Day Parade will be carried out by over 60 different balloons, a whopping record for the event. Over four million spectators and 5 million more will be watching the parade live on NBC from Herald Square in New York City.

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New this year is the holiday film The Angry Birds Movie, featuring a number of well-known characters, including an original character voiced by Reese Witherspoon. The popular animated series has sold over 200 million video games worldwide.

Musical performers include Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas, Jennifer Lopez, and Blake Shelton.

Many of the 43 balloons in the parade this year have a full-size Polar Bear or Native American feather design. Here’s a list of the balloons you should be looking out for:

Snoopy – Charlie Brown (with Fred)

Boo Boo – Charlie Brown

Grinch – Dr. Seuss

The Grinch – Howard Pyle (Paul Reubens)

Skylanders – Hasbro

Heroes – Mattel

Beauty and the Beast – Disney

Kipper – Esmeralda

Spykee – Franklin (Roman Ramirez)

The Little Mermaid – Ariel (Camille Grammer)

Flintstones – Fred Flintstone

Mufasa – Disney

Goofy – Goofy (Laurence O’Keefe)

Smurf – Smurfette (Hannah Thibedeau)

Captain America – Adam (David Shah)

Winnie The Pooh – Pooh (Spencer Jensen)

Chimpanzee – Chimp (Anthony Balaton)

Puss in Boots – Puss in Boots (Hudson Yang)

Clydesdales – Clydesdale (Tanay Cohen)

Jack Frost – Jack Frost (Jack Shroeder)

Uncle Sam – Uncle Sam (Taylor Hudgins)

Elf – Eric Cartman (Nick Miller)

Shrek the Halls – Shrek (Matt Bellassai)

Frozen – Olaf (Brook Kasabian)

Moana – Moana (Lina Keller)

My Little Pony – Rarity (Frieze Bellows)

Shrek Two – Shrek and Donkey (Johnijn Broudy)

Believe – to-be-revealed (Shakeel Ghorbani)

Inside Out – Joy (Shannon Hoon)

Ninja Turtles – The Turtles (Pooch Hall and Jorge Gutierrez)

Skylanders – Activision

Snoopy – Jimmy Neutron (Daniel James O’Malley)

Flintstones – Fred Flintstone (Tanay Cohen)

Wallace & Gromit – Wallace & Gromit (Tony Askins)

Frozen – Elsa (Melina Kurikowska)

PAW Patrol – PAC-MAN (Nick Kroll)

Good Charlotte – Good Charlotte (Andrew W.K.)

Grandma From Hell – Tina Turner (Mikaela Schaefer)

The Angry Birds Movie – The Angry Birds (Catherine Dunn)

The Care Bears – Care Bears (Alicia Stivers)

The big finale in the parade is Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons:

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