The world’s most beloved acorn-loving movie star is having the best National Nut Day ever, as Ice Age’s Scrat celebrates his debut as a giant character balloon in the 89th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® this November. Star of the blockbuster Twentieth Century Fox/ Blue Sky Studios’ “Ice Age” film franchise, Scrat, will be transformed into a ballooning behemoth, chasing a colossal acorn down the Parade route and into the hearts of millions of fans this holiday season.
“Ice Age’s rambunctious Scrat is sure to be a giant balloon fans of all ages will go nuts for!” said Amy Kule, Executive Producer of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “A comically whimsical creation, we are thrilled to welcome Scrat and his acorn to the giant balloon line-up of this year’s Macy’s Parade. Our team and millions of Ice Age fans lining the streets of New York City and in homes across the country will be cheering Scrat on as we wait to see if he catches the ultimate treat on Thanksgiving Day.”
“We can’t think of a better way to celebrate a global icon such as Scrat then immortalizing him in one of the most beloved and cherished American events, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” said Zachary Eller, Senior Vice President, Marketing Partnerships, 20th Century Fox. “From the moment we began discussing a way for our Ice Age herd to participate, we knew that Scrat chasing that just out-of-reach acorn was the only possible idea!”
Transformed into massive prehistoric proportions in front of more than 3.5 million spectators and over 50 million television viewers nationwide, Scrat will measure approximately, 59-feet long, 24-feet wide and 41-feet tall. Always focused on the hunt and chasing his favorite snack, he is posed ready to pounce on the 21-foot tall acorn that is just slightly out of reach. And what a treat it would be, as it would take more than 15 million real acorns to fill Scrat’s helium version!
The 89th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs nationwide on NBC-TV, on Thursday, November 26, 2015 from 9 a.m. – noon in all time zones. Twentieth Century Fox Pictures/Blue Sky Studios “Ice Age: Collision Course” will be released worldwide in Summer 2016.
And if you missed it, below is the brand new Scrat’s Animated short.
Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on a quest full of comedy and adventure, traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters.
ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE, opening in theaters everywhere July 22, 2016, stars returning cast members Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Simon Pegg, Keke Palmer, Wanda Sykes, and Jennifer Lopez. Joining the herd are Stephanie Beatriz, Adam DeVine, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Max Greenfield, Jessie J, Nick Offerman, Melissa Rauch, Michael Strahan and Neil deGrasse Tyson.