The 75th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was held on November 22nd, 2001, in New York City and and shown to viewers on NBC that same day from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. It was hosted by Katie Couric, Matt Lauer and Al Roker. Participating celebrities included Betty Buckley, Tony Bennett, Tim Curry, Charlotte Church, Florence Henderson and Usher.

Parade Lineup

Listed below are the various Parade units that appeared in the 2001 line of march. Each unit is listed in several categories and sub-categories, in addition to the unit's sponsor

Bold indicates a new Parade unit, and * indicates a retired Parade unit.


Giant Balloons

  • Curious George* (to celebrate His 60th Anniversary) (Vivendi Universal) - 1st and only time
  • Pikachu (The Pokémon Company) - 1st time
  • Millennium Snoopy* (with A 75th Parade Horn) (United Feature Syndicate) - 3rd and last time
  • Ronald McDonald (McDonald's Corporation) - 2nd time
  • Arthur* (to celerate His 25th Anniversary) (The Learning Company) - 5th time
  • Big Bird (Sesame Workshop) - 1st time
  • Rugrats* (Nickelodeon) - 5th and last time
  • Jimmy Neutron (to promote Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius) (Nickelodeon) - 1st time
  • Cheesasaurus Rex (Kraft Macaroni and Cheese) - 1st time
  • Jeeves ( - 2nd time
  • Honey Nut Cheerios Bee* (with a Birthday Tuxedo) (General Mills) - 3rd and last time
  • Blue (to promote Blue's Clues Live: Blue's Birthday Party) (Nickelodeon) - 3rd time
  • Dragon Tales' Cassie* (Sony Pictures Family Entertainment) - 2nd and last time
  • Barney (HIT Entertainment) - 8th time
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog (Scholastic) - 8th time

Novelty Balloons


Toy Floats

Clown Cars

  • Produce Truck
  • Rub-A-Dub Bathtub
  • Firetruck
  • 75th Anniversary Big Bass Drum
  • Taxicab

Specialty Floats

Guest Stars

  • Shedrack Anderson III
  • Erik Estrada
  • Dan Miller
  • Tim Curry
  • Ashley Parker Angel
  • Charlotte Church
  • The Cast of Alice in Wonderland
  • Kenny G
  • Jill Hennessy
  • Rudy Giuliani
  • Betty Buckley
  • Steve Burns
  • Tony Bennett
  • Jason Cook
  • WWF Superstars and Staff - Triple H (Paul Levesque), Vince and Linda McMahon, Kurt Angle, Jim Ross (James Ross), Michael Cole (Sean Coulthard) and Lillian Garcia
  • Joey McIntyre
  • Denise Quinones
  • Charles Nelson Reilly
  • The New York Police Department
  • Officer Daniel Rodriguez
  • The Wiggles: Greg, Anthony, Jeff, and Murray
  • Brian Skala
  • Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Valerie Harper
  • Barney, BJ and Baby Bop
  • Boyz II Men
  • The Cast of Sesame Street: Big Bird's Nest: Big Bird, Elmo and Zoe, Windows: (Top: Ernie, Bert, Baby Bear, Telly Monster, Humphrey, Ingrid, Baby Natasha, Count Von Count, Herry Monster), (Bottom: Lulu, Cookie Monster, Grover, Rosita), Oscar's Trash Can: Oscar the Grouch, On the Floor: Barkley, Alice Snuffleupagus, Gordon, Bob, Maria, Gina, Alan, and the Kids
  • Jeff Corwin
  • Kirsten Storms
  • Florence Henderson
  • Billy Gilman
  • The Cast of Scrubs
  • Jacob Underwood
  • Ronald McDonald
  • Usher
  • Trevor Penick

Walk-Around Characters

Performer Groups

  • America Sings
  • The Radio City Rockettes

Marching Bands

  • Pickerington Central High School Marching Band
  • Bainbridge High School Marching Band
  • Pearl City High School Marching Band
  • Montana State University "Spirit of the West" Marching Band
  • Willowridge High School Marching Band
  • Grenada High School Marching Band
  • NYPD Marching Band
  • U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Regimental Band
  • Hoover High School Marching Band
  • Brentwood High School Marching Band
  • James Madison University Marching Royal Dukes
  • Southwest Missouri State University Marching Band
  • Southern Regional High School Marching Band

See also

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