The Black Cat is an original creation by Macy's for the Macy's Parade.
History with the Macy's Parade
Not much is known, but he only appeared in 1931. That year, during the balloon release, He (along with Jerry the Pig and The Cat) were caught by legendary aviator Clarence Chamberlin. While the Cat escaped (and subsequently caught on fire), the Black Cat and Jerry returned safely to Macy's. Despite Jerry returning the following year in 1932, the Black Cat didn't return, and is unlikely to do so in a new balloon variant in the future due to his obscurity.
- The black cats design appears to be more dragon-like leading to the common misconception that his name is Tiamat The Dragon.