Bolt & Buzz Lightyear Head to New York City for Thanksgiving


AnimationWorldNtework
October 24, 2008

Walt Disney Studios will celebrate Thanksgiving this year by sending characters from BOLT and TOY STORY to New York City to participate in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Miley Cyrus is slated to sing "I Thought I Lost You" from the upcoming Walt Disney Animation Studios' comedy BOLT aboard a float starring characters from the movie, which features the voices of Cyrus and John Travolta and opens in Disney Digital 3-D on Nov. 21, 2008.

Meanwhile, Disney-Pixar's beloved character Buzz Lightyear goes to "Herald Square and Beyond" when he makes his parade debut as a larger-than-life character helium balloon. His appearance celebrates the return of the TOY STORY franchise to the big screen -- this time in Disney Digital 3-D. The original TOY STORY hits theaters on Oct. 2, 2009, and TOY STORY 2 debuts Feb. 12, 2010. TOY STORY 3, a brand-new adventure, will be in theaters June 18, 2010.

Bolt and his unlikely traveling companions, Mittens the jaded cat and Rhino the TV-obsessed hamster, showcase their cross-country journey from New York to Hollywood aboard the Parade float. Miley Cyrus, who provides the voice of Bolt's beloved owner Penny in the movie, will be aboard the float performing "I Thought I Lost You," an original song she recorded for the movie with co-star John Travolta.

The larger-than-life Buzz Lightyear helium balloon measures 67 feet long, 39 feet wide and 34 feet tall and replicates the fearless space ranger from his green and purple space boots all the way up to his helmet, which is 17 feet in diameter. In fact, Macy's Parade Studio designers used a special fabric never used before on a parade balloon to create the clear space helmet.
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