Dragon Tales is a Canadian–American animated fantasy adventure children's television series created by Jim Coane and Ron Rodecker, and developed by Coane, Wesley Eure, Jeffrey Scott, Cliff Ruby, and Elana Lesser. The story focuses on the adventures of two kids, Emmy and Max, and their dragon friends Ord, Cassie, Zak, Wheezie, and Quetzal. The series began broadcasting on PBS on their PBS Kids block on September 6, 1999, with its final episode airing on November 25, 2005. Following the series finale, reruns remained on the block as well as on a channel related to it named PBS Kids Sprout (renamed Universal Kids) until August 31, 2010. Yearim Productions was responsible for the animation for all seasons (Sunwoo Entertainment and Wang Film Productions only did animation for season 1), with the exception of Koko Enterprises, which recorded the show, and The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The U.S. Department of Education, Kellogg's, and greeting card manufacturer, American Greetings were responsible for the funding.
The show was close-captioned by the National Captioning Institute when seen on PBS Kids in America and CBC in Canada during its original run.
History with the Macy's Parade
Cassie made her Parade debut in the 74th Annual Macy's Parade in 2000, to help promote her show Dragon Tales, which had began the previous year. The balloon featured her flying down the parade route with her signature light blue Dragon Charm. She made another appearance in the 2001 Parade but was retired shortly after. It is unknown why she was retired and is unlikely to ever return to the lineup due to the show ending in 2005, as well as her fade into obscurity. Shortly after the Cassie balloon's retirement from the main parade, she was moved to Universal Orlando Florida for the Macy's Holiday Parade along with other balloons from its time like the head of Woody Woodpecker, Barney, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Wild Thing, Pikachu, and Jimmy Neutron, and she hasn't made a public appearance since then.
- In both of her appearances, Cassie was the third-to-last balloon.