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Tim Burton’s B. Boy Will Float in the Thanksgiving Day Parade


10.21.11 Marina Galperina

Following Takashi Murkami’s crazy cute float at last year’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Midtown, the organizers have invited the beloved weirdo Cal Arts alum Tim Burton to do something weird. Meet B. Boy, a Frankenstein monster-ish, jagged-teethed outcast humanoid!

Crookedly sewn from left-over balloons used for parties at a children’s hospital, he hides in his lair obsessing over Albert Lamorisse’s film The Red Balloon. He’s ali-i-i-i-ive!!! And highbrow. Ooh.

So, what are the chances of Burton dressing up as Jack and riding a float?