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The producers of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade showed off their newest floats on Tuesday. The Cirque du Soleil float ...
will be filled with acrobats and the Sea World float is topped by two Orca whale replicas. (Nov. 19)
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AP TELEVISION NEWS - AP TELEVISION NEWS CLIENTS ONLY November 19, 2013 - Moonachie, New Jersey 1. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Amy Kule, Executive Producer of Macy's Parade"We've got five new floats debuting this year each one more gorgeous and more architecturally beautiful than the next." 2. Medium of pirate shooting confetti canyon 3. Medium of acrobats 4. Tight on acrobat face 5. Medium of contortionist 6. Wide of pirate shooting confetti canyon 7. Medium of children and confetti 8. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Amy Kule, Executive Producer of Macy's Parade"We've worked with Cirque du Soleil who are really the champions in entertainment. and they are coming down the parade route unlike anyone else. We've got acrobats jumping on trampolines. They are spinning on poles. They are walking seemingly in place on treadmills. It's going to be an incredible, incredible float for everybody to see." 9. Tilt up on Sea World float 10. Tight on turtle 11. Tight on whale 12. Medium of octopus13. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Amy Kule, Executive Producer of Macy's ParadeWe're working with the folks from Sea World and we've got a beautiful float that depicts the underworld of the sea, obviously coming to life we've got turtles, whales, all the sea life really interacting with each other. It's a beautiful, beautiful float." 14. Wide of Wizard of Oz balloon 15. Medium of Tin Man on balloon 16. Tight on balloon inflating machine 17. Tight on tube going into balloon 18. Medium of Dorothy on balloon 19. Medium of Scarecrow on balloon 20. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Amy Kule, Executive Producer of Macy's Parade"It's the 75th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz so we've got a hot air balloon that's going to be in the parade that's actually s helium balloon and in the basket as you'd expect is the Wizard of Oz and we've got four balloon heads with all the classic characters. We'll have Dorothy right in front and if you watch the television show you'll see Toto as well." STORYLINE: The producers of the 87th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade showed off their five newest floats and balloons on Tuesday.One of those is the Cirque du Soleil float. It will be filled with acrobats and feature a pirate with a confetti cannon. Amy Kule is executive producer of the parade and is very excited about the Cirque de Soleil's float. She says "Generally our floats are very smooth sailing down the parade route where we've got entertainers waving, we've got kids, interacting with clowns. But this year we've got a float with Cirque du Soleil where it is going to come to life. We've got acrobats jumping on trampolines. They are spinning on poles. They are walking seemingly in place on treadmills. It's going to be an incredible, incredible float for everybody to see." Sea World is collaborating with Macy's on a float that includes a menagerie of sea creatures, which is topped by two Orca whales. "We're working with the folks from Sea World and we've got a beautiful float that depicts the underworld of the sea, obviously coming to life we've got turtles, whales, all the sea life really interacting with each other. It's a beautiful, beautiful float," said Kule. This year, there will also be a float with a giant hot air balloon featuring the characters from the Wizard of Oz to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the film. And the wizard will be riding in the basket.