For the first time ever, Macy's has invited Tim Burton to contribute a piece to their Thanksgiving Day Parade. But due to the often macabre nature of his work, there were understandably many pitches that were not *quite*... more »
For the first time ever, Macy's has invited Tim Burton to contribute a piece to their Thanksgiving Day Parade. But due to the often macabre nature of his work, there were understandably many pitches that were not *quite* family-friendly enough to include in the festivities. These are those ideas and how Macy's probably broke the news to Tim why they don't work. « less
"Well, Tim, aside from this being terrifying to small children, unfortunately it's just too similar to our Charlie Brown balloon. Except, you know, with the nails in the eyes thing."
Crowd-diving Beetlejuice Sandworm Balloons
"Though the added effect of being able to dive these balloons like kites into the crowd is a cool stunt, Tim, ultimately this may pose a safety hazard to have heavy, gas-filled objects dive-bomb thousands of people."
Electrified Frankenweenie Balloon
"Tim, we get you want to promote your upcoming film, but it's a dead dog on fire. Not to mention the obvious hazard of having flames coming off a helium balloon. Too Hindenberg."
Float Johnny Depp as Edward Scissorhands with Party Balloons
"Ok. Well. Tim, can you even GET Johnny Depp to do this? We're just a little worried about his knife-hands cutting the balloon strings and him falling to his death over the Rockettes."
Oogie Boogie Does a Nightmare Dance
"Tim. Jesus, no. C'mon, man. You know what thousands of screaming babies sounds like? Wait, yes, you probably do."
Replace Santa with Jack Skellington Santa
"Really, Tim? REALLY? You want us to replace our famous, jolly Santa that kids love - the crowning moment of the parade - with your big-faced, horrifying skeleton man? Tim, why are you such an asshole?"