DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) and Macy’s today announced that Kung Fu Panda‘s Po will embark on the first-ever U.S. tour of an official Macy’s Thanksgiving Day ParadeÂ® balloon, beginning this Friday, April 15th. Po is scheduled to make a six-city, cross-country tour of awesomeness, culminating in his debut visit to Los Angeles to mark the opening of Kung Fu Panda 2 this Memorial Day weekend.
Po is scheduled to visit the following cities: Miami, FL on April 16th; St. Louis, MO on April 22nd; Dallas, TX on April 30th; Chicago, IL on May 6th; Phoenix, AZ on May 14th; and Los Angeles, CA on Memorial Day weekend. At 42-feet tall, 46-feet long and 34-feet wide, the Po balloon is truly larger-than-life and is posed in one of Po’s signature martial arts moves from the DreamWorks Animation feature film. Po’s appearance in each city will coincide with a day of family-friendly festivities, all open to the public, which will include an opportunity to take a picture with Po, as well as see an official Kung Fu Panda martial arts presentation. The day will also feature coloring, airbrush tattoos and face painting stations, as well as special prize giveaways.