The inhabitants, including the trees and rocks, of Balloon Land are made entirely of balloons. They come under attack from the evil Pincushion Man. With the help of a quickly inflated army, they manage to fend off the attack.



On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Bimbo the dog is initiated into a secret society in a sadistic 'fun house'; then Betty Boop (with dog's ears) takes a hand.

Director: Dave Fleischer
Stars: Billy Murray, Mae Questel
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The legendary sailors Popeye and Sindbad do battle to see which one is the greatest.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky
Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Lou Fleischer
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are cleaning a large clock. Among the complications: Mickey fights a sleeping stork that doesn't want to leave, Donald gets tangled up in the main-spring, and Goofy is inside the bell when the clock strikes four.

Director: Ben Sharpsteen
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash, Walt Disney
Rabbit Fire (1951)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Daffy Duck and Bugs argue back and forth whether it is duck season or rabbit season. The object of their arguments is hunter Elmer Fudd.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Mickey has been reading Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There", and falls asleep. He finds himself on the other side of the mirror, where the furniture is ... See full summary »

Director: David Hand
Stars: Walt Disney
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Babbit and Catstello, take-offs on Bud Abbott and Lou Costello try to catch the little Tweety bird, using everything from stilts to dynamite. Trouble is, the tiny bird has a vicious streak in him.

Director: Robert Clampett
Stars: Mel Blanc, Tedd Pierce
Falling Hare (1943)
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Bugs encounters wartime sabotage and takes to the air to do battle.

Director: Robert Clampett
Stars: Mel Blanc, Robert Clampett
Snow-White (1933)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Trouble starts when the queen's magic mirror says Betty Boop is fairest. Cab Calloway sings "St. James Infirmary Blues."

Director: Dave Fleischer
Stars: Cab Calloway, Billy Murray, Mae Questel
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Daffy is an agent representing Sleepy Lagoon trying to sell him to talent scout Porky. Daffy spends a great deal of time and energy explaining and demonstrating what the kid can do, while the kid sits on a couch licking a giant sucker.

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Bugs' home in a hollow tree is marred when the magician, Ala Bahma, plasters his show posters all over it. Bugs goes to the show to heckle.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
Certificate: Passed Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Betty Boop and Bimbo run away from home, but that night they are scared by a chorus of ghosts singing the title song.

Director: Dave Fleischer
Stars: Cab Calloway and His Cotton Club Orchestra, Cab Calloway, Billy Murray
Awful Orphan (1949)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Porky Pig's quiet life in his high-rise apartment building is rudely disrupted when an obnoxious mutt sneaks in and refuses to leave.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc


Uncredited cast:
Billy Bletcher ...
Pincushion Man (voice) (uncredited)


High in the air floats Balloon Land, where everyone and everything is a balloon. The people, the animals, the trees and even the rocks are filled with nothing but air. Even the movie stars, such as Charlie Chaplin and Laurel and Hardy, are balloons. The citizens of Balloon Land have but one mortal enemy: the Pincushion Man, who lives in the forest. A foolhardy young boy takes his girlfriend into the forest, determined to show he's not afraid of the Pincushion Man. The boy and girl are nearly popped when the evil creature comes after them. They manage to escape into the seeming safety of the city. But the wily Pincushion Man tricks a guard into letting him in. It will take an army of Balloon soldiers to get rid of this threat. Written by J. Spurlin

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

balloon | boy | forest | army | girl | See All (25) »






Release Date:

30 September 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Pincushion Man  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Included as a bonus feature on some DVDs of The Red Balloon (1956). See more »


Pincushion Man: Folks all hate me, how they hate me. Tickles me the way they rate me.
See more »


Featured in Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Anders And (1989) See more »


Written by Zez Confrey
Performed by Nathaniel Shilkret
Heard in first minute of cartoon short
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Great Looking Short
31 May 2015 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Balloon Land (1935)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

The title refers to a land where everything from the houses to the people are made out of balloons. The people are trained to fear the Pincushion Man because he can obviously kill them. Two newly formed kids decide to test that theory by going into the woods where the Pincushion Man follows them home and starts to terrorize the community. This two-strip Technicolor short from U.B. Iwerks is actually an incredibly dark little picture considering that the entire subject deals with the possible death of these people and there's a sequence where the Pincushion Man goes on a murdering rampage through the city. This was certainly a highly entertaining film thanks in large part to the characters who were either lovable (the balloon people) or downright hated (Pincushion Man). Another very big positive was the wonderful colors used for everyone. I watched this with my son and he said they looked like ICEE colors and he was pretty much correct.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Balloon Land (1935) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page