Chase is one of the main characters in the Canadian CGI animated series PAW Patrol, which premiered on Nickelodeon in the United States on August 12, 2013. The show centers around its eponymous pack of six rescue dogs, who work together on missions to protect the shoreside community of Adventure Bay, each relying on their specific sets of skills based on a real-life profession. Chase is a German shepherd that serves as a police dog and a spy on the PAW Patrol, is the most mature of the group, and when the Patrol is called on a mission, he is always the one who reports for duty.
History with the Macy's Parade
In the early months of 2017, the Macy's Parade Studio team partnered with Spin Master and Nickelodeon to help design and create a brand-new Chase balloon, which would later debut that same year. 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.”
As is sometimes the case whenever a new balloon or float debuts, Nickelodeon ran sweepstakes to promote the balloon's debut. 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.
Below, you will find a list of the music tracks that played during the balloon's appearance on the NBC telecast.
- PAW Patrol Theme Song (instrumental) (2017-Present)
- Chase'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.