Charlie Brown is ready to take flight at the 2014 MoCCA Arts Festival

1180The iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® giant character balloon will delight spectators
and PEANUTS fans as he soars over the 2014 MoCCA Arts Festival

The blockhead soars! This year, one of the world’s most beloved comic strip characters will take flight at the 2014 MoCCA Arts Festival. Straight from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, the Charlie Brown balloon will make a very special appearance to delight fans young and old as he soars inside the 69th Regiment Armory. Since his debut in the 2002 Macy’s Parade the 50.9-foot tall, 53.4-foot long and 29.4-foot wide, balloon rendering of the classic Charles M. Schulz character has been one of the most recognized and admired floating wonders in the annual holiday Parade.

PEANUTS iconic blockhead Charlie Brown will take flight at the 2014 MoCCA Arts Festival

Charlie Brown will be on display April 5-6, joining 2014 MoCCA Arts Festival fans and honorees including Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse, Fiona Staples and Robert Williams, who will be celebrated for their work in illustration, comic and cartoon art during the acclaimed arts gathering.

Since his first appearance in Li’l Folks in 1942, Charlie Brown has shifted from comic strip character to beloved star of TV, the stage and an upcoming feature film. During his tenure in the annual Thanksgiving Day celebration, Charlie Brown left millions of fans around the world in awe. Dressed in his signature zigzag striped sweater, Charlie Brown will leave a giant impression on MoCCA attendees as he flies high above their heads at the festival. Charlie Brown proves that cartoon art, which was once relegated only to the black and white pages of local newspapers, can transcend artistic definition to become an iconic character recognized around the world and beloved by generations of fans.

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