Pixar veteran and Monsters University director Dan Scanlon got the chance of a lifetime on Thanksgiving Day to be part of the balloon handling team of the Buzz Lightyear balloon at the 87th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
Scanlon posted various tweets about the experience on his Twitter feed.
The windy and cold weather on Thanksgiving Day in New York caused some concern as to whether the parade’s signature giant balloons would be able to fly. The parade directors allowed the show to go on, but had all of the balloons fly at a lower altitude than usual. It was still a fantastic site to see Buzz and all of the other cool balloons float through Manhattan at the annual holiday event.