Macy's 2016 Thanksgiving Day Parade introduces 3 new balloons and brings back 2 classics

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Trixie the Bouncing Dog balloon is visible at the 90th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloonfest at Citi Field on November 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steven A Henry/WireImage,)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: DreamWorks' Trolls flies at Macy's Balloonfest in preparation for the 90th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade at Citi Field on November 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Macy's Parade)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Diary of A Wimpy Kid flies at Macy's Balloonfest in preparation for the 90th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade at Citi Field on November 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Macy's Parade)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: The Felix the Cat balloon is visible at the 90th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloonfest at Citi Field on November 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steven A Henry/WireImage,)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: The Charlie Brown balloon is visible at the 90th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloonfest at Citi Field on November 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steven A Henry/WireImage,)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Executive producer of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Amy Kule attends the 90th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloonfest at Citi Field on November 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steven A Henry/WireImage,)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Diary of A Wimpy Kid inflates at Macy's Balloonfest in preparation for the 90th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade at Citi Field on November 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Macy's Parade)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: The Charlie Brown balloon is visible at the 90th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloonfest at Citi Field on November 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steven A Henry/WireImage,)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: The Charlie Brown balloon is visible at the 90th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloonfest at Citi Field on November 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steven A Henry/WireImage,)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: DreamWorks' Trolls inflates at Macy's Balloonfest in preparation for the 90th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade at Citi Field on November 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Macy's Parade)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: The Trolls balloon is visible at the 90th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloonfest at Citi Field on November 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steven A Henry/WireImage,)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: The Trolls balloon is visible at the 90th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloonfest at Citi Field on November 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steven A Henry/WireImage,)
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One of the highlights of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is, without a doubt, the balloons — the giant helium-filled works of art that have helped make the annual event so iconic. This year's parade marks the 90th celebration and features three new creations: a balloon from the movie Trolls, one from The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and one called Trixie the Dog.

Returning staples include Ronald McDonald, Spongebob Squarepants, Pikachu, the Pillsbury Doughboy, Hello Kitty, The Elf on the Shelf, Skylanders Eruptor, Thomas the Tank Engine, the Red Power Ranger, Paddington, an Angry Bird, Dino and Ice Age's Scrat with his acorn. Descriptions of each balloon can be found at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade website.

In terms of additions to the parade lineup, the Trolls balloon accompanies the release of DreamWorks' latest animated film, which made its way into theaters on Nov. 4. Poppy, Branch and Guy Diamond are the Trolls featured in the balloon. The figures are more than two stories tall with their hair making up 12 to 14 feet of their length.

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid balloon also celebrates a recent release. The 11th book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series came out on Nov. 1 and the balloon, which features the titular character,reaches as high as a five story building and is as long as 10 bicycles.

Earlier this month a test flight of the balloons was done at Citi Field.

Joining the parade for the first time in four years is a Charlie Brown balloon. The balloon features Charlie holding a kite and getting tangled in its string.

Related: Look back at 2015's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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A Hello Kitty float goes down 6th Avenue for the 89th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as seen from above street level on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision/AP)
A thanksgiving turkey float goes down 6th Avenue for the 89th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as seen from above street level on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision/AP)
The Ronald McDonald balloon goes down 6th Avenue for the 89th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as seen from above street level on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision/AP)
The Police Officer balloon goes down 6th Avenue for the 89th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as seen from above street level on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision/AP)
The Sponge Bob Square Pants balloon goes down 6th Avenue for the 89th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as seen from above street level on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: General atmosphere of the 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
A Diary of a Wimpy Kid balloon goes down 6th Avenue for the 89th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as seen from above street level on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision/AP)
People pass the Snoopy with Woodstock balloon as preparations continue for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: General atmosphere of the 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: Santa and Mrs. Claus attend the 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
The Kool Aid balloon goes down 6th Avenue for the 89th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as seen from above street level on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision/AP)
A marching band walks down 6th Avenue for the 89th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as seen from above street level on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision/AP)
The balloon Angry Bird is moved through Columbus Circle during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Bryan R. Smith)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: General atmosphere of the 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: The Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger Balloon Takes Flight At The 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Saban Brands)
The Skylander balloon goes down 6th Avenue for the 89th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as seen from above street level on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision/AP)
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The Felix the Cat balloon is also making a grand return, and was the first balloon to ever be displayed at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade back in 1927. The original Felix was filled with oxygen, and just like in its original debut, will be carried on poles. Trixie the Dog will also be carried on poles. The first ever helium balloons joined the parade in 1928.

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