Friday, March 18, 2005

Macy's and The Muppets

Macy's and The Muppets are partners once again, this time transforming Macy's renowned Broadway windows in New York City into scenes from The Muppets' Wizard of Oz, airing this May. Muppets' Wizard of Oz co-star Ashanti will unveil the windows in a special grand kick-off celebration to Macy's much-anticipated annual Flower Show. The unveiling will take place Sunday, March 20, 2005 at 11am at Macy's Herald Square's Broadway windows.

The windows feature floral renditions of six scenes from the film recreated with thousands of live flowers. Additionally, during the spring season, exclusive Muppets' Wizard of Oz merchandise will be featured and Macy's shoppers will see a previews for the film at special kiosks stationed throughout the store. The Muppets' Wizard of Oz partnership is the latest endeavor in the Muppets ongoing relationship with Macy's. A Kermit the Frog balloon has appeared in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade since the early 1970's, and Kermit has made numerous in-person appearances at the Parade over the years. In addition, the Muppets are regularly featured as part of Macy's in-store promotions, including the 2003 Kermit holiday plush offering.

So if you are in the New York area, be sure to stop by Macy's and check out the Muppets. If you can get some pictures, feel free to send them my way, I'll share them with everyone and be eternally grateful.

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