From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Michele
THE MANDALORIAN’S™ GROGU™
TO MAKE DEBUT AS FUNKO POP!-INSPIRED BALLOON AT
2021 MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE®
Giant Character Balloon Based on Pop!, a Globally Recognized Aesthetic!
Funko Exclusive Product Assortment Available on Funko.com
Funko, together with Macy’s and in collaboration with Lucasfilm, has officially announced that a Funko Pop!-inspired balloon featuring The Mandalorian character Grogu (known in pop culture as Baby Yoda) will FLY at this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!
“The giant balloons in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade have always reflected the very best of pop culture and there is no better example of that than Grogu who has become an instant global sensation,” said Will Coss, Executive Producer, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Funko and Lucasfilm on this Funko Pop! version of the beloved character that is sure to delight legions of Star Wars galaxy fans.”
“Funko is ecstatic to bring the Funko Pop! version of the character as a Grogu-themed balloon to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” said Brian Mariotti, Chief Executive Officer at Funko. “Connecting one of pop culture’s most recognizable characters from one of the biggest entertainment brands in the world with one of our nation’s most beloved holiday traditions is truly a moment in pop culture history that will be remembered by Funko fans and millions of other viewers.”
• Funko Pop! bobbleheads
• Funko Deluxe Pop! Bobbleheads
• Funko Pop! Keychain
• Funko Hooded Sweatshirt (Kids & Adults)
• Funko T-Shirt (Kids & Adults)
The Emmy Award-winning series The Mandalorianmade its seismic world debut on Disney+ in November of 2019, and continued in Season 2 with the Mandalorian and the Child making their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire. The series is created by showrunner Jon Favreau who also serves as executive producer along with Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson, with Karen Gilchrist and Carrie Beck as co-executive producers.
The 95th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will air nationwide on NBC-TV, Thursday, November 25, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to noon in all time zones. For more information visit macys.com/parade. To follow and participate in the excitement, check out @macys on various social platforms and follow #MacysParade.
For more information on Funko, fans can visit https://funko.com/.