Chase is a fictional character from the Canadian CGI animated series, PAW Patrol, which firs 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 later debut in 2017. 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.
For the reimagined 2020 Macy's Parade the Chase balloon did not fly live, as rising COVID-19 cases in November 2020 caused the number of Parade participants to be slashed from 75% to 88%. In lieu of its originally-planned appearance, which would have the balloon flown with a framework of five utility vehicles, clips from the balloon's appearances on the 2017 and 2019 NBC telecasts were shown.
- 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.
- Gallery: Chase from PAW Patrol
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