One of my Thanksgiving traditions is not terribly original: every year since I was a kid I get up early to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from beginning to end. It’s one of those things that helps to ring in the Christmas season and nothing is more autumnal than seeing thousands of people on TV layered up in the frigid cold trying to convince themselves it was totally worth the wait.
But if I’m being candid, I’m a little baffled about why I continue this tradition; is it the young, anonymous pop stars the record companies try to force on us? Is it watching Broadway companies lip-sync their way through musical numbers? Is it because I’m a maniac who enjoys seeing things like this horrific live action Shrek singing a Smash Mouth song? The answer to all these questions is: probably.
If you are not yet familiar with Disney Dan’s YouTube Channel, be warned: there are rabbit holes a-plenty there. I regularly go there to watch one video and suddenly I’ve plowed through 15 in a row with no real idea of how much time has passed.
Dan’s channel regularly cranks out some truly great Disney history videos, full of archival footage from the parks and elsewhere and his hard work (available for free!) is evidence that the internet can actually be used for good sometimes.
In keeping with our Thanksgiving theme here on Add More Mouse, please enjoy this amazing video by Disney Dan detailing the Evolution of Mickey Mouse Balloons in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.. From the early pointy-snout days of the 1930’s to the more modern, round-featured version we know and love today, Dan has footage of them all and it’s well worth your time.
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See ya real soon!