Chase is a fictional character from the Canadian CGI animated series, PAW Patrol, which first aired in the United States on August 12th, 2013 on Nickelodeon. The shows centers around a pack of six rescue dogs, who work together to help fight crime and solve mysteries in the fictitious community of Adventure Bay. Chase is depicted as a German shepherd police dog and spy, and is the most mature of all six rescue dogs.
History with the Macy's Parade
Shortly after the 2016 Parade had ended, the Macy's Parade Studio team partnered with Spin Master and Nickelodeon to help design and create a brand-new Chase balloon, which would debut in the 2017 Parade. The balloon features Chase, the fearless German Shepherd rescue pup from PAW Patrol, as he journeys from Adventure Bay to Manhattan’s skyline as a giant character helium balloon. Donning his signature navy blue police uniform and measuring 43.3 feet high, 36.2 feet wide and 59.8 feet long, Chase shows the citizens of New York that “no job is too big, no pup is too small.” The balloon's police hat is large enough to cover an entire NYPD police cruiser, and his paws are the length of more than two fully-grown German Shepherds.
In conjunction with the debut of the Chase balloon, Nickelodeon ran a special sweepstakes. Contestants would enter for free by posting a photo or video of their PAW Moments using #PAWSweepstakes on their public Instagram account by November 12, 2017. A winner was announced the following day.
The Chase balloon would return to the lineup for the 2018 Macy's Parade, where it held the honor of leading the fleet.
The Chase balloon was originally scheduled to appear in the reimagined 2020 Parade, and was to be flown with the help of a specially-rigged five-vehicle framework. However, rising COVID-19 cases in November 2020 caused many of the giant balloon to be pulled from the line of march just days before filming began. As a result, archival footage from the balloon's past Parade appearances were used, these were 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Chase made his live return to the streets of New York City for the 2021 Macy's Parade, coming to the ruff-ruff rescue once again.
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