New ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ balloon, ‘Blue’s Clues & You!’ float to debut at 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

To celebrate 20 years of “SpongeBob SquarePants,” Nickelodeon is debuting a brand-new balloon at the 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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The new balloon features everyone’s favorite sponge with his best pal, Gary. This year’s parade will also include a brand-new float inspired by the preschool series “Blue’s Clues & You!,” a reboot of the classic interactive series “Blue’s Clues,” which will premiere on Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. Eastern on Nickelodeon.

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“The Macy’s Parade is thrilled to welcome back two fan favorites with the return of our porous pal SpongeBob SquarePants for his 15th flight down the streets of Manhattan, this year with his beloved pet snail Gary along for the ride; and the iconic pup Blue returning to the Parade line-up after more than a decade with a brand-new float celebrating the upcoming series ‘Blue’s Clues & You!,’” said Jordan Dabby, producer of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

This will be SpongeBob’s 15th appearance in the parade. The new balloon will stand at 44 feet high, 36 feet wide, and 46 feet long. As for Blue, her float will feature a 22-foot-tall Blue, covered in 13 pounds of glitter. Appearing alongside Blue will be the new live-action host of “Blue’s Clues & You!,” Joshua Dela Cruz.

The 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will air nationwide on NBC on Thursday, Nov. 28 from 9 a.m. – noon in all time zones.


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