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Balloon Land (1935)

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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.


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Uncredited cast:
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

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Release Date:

30 September 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Balloon Land  »

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1.37 : 1
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Included as a bonus feature on some DVDs of The Red Balloon (1956). See more »


Doorman: What are you going to give me?
Pincushion Man: This!
[pulls out a pin]
Doorman: Oh n -
[is stabbed by the Pincushion Man]
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Edited into The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story (1999) See more »


Written by Zez Confrey
Performed by Nathaniel Shilkret
Heard in first minute of cartoon short
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A deliciously violent little flick.
23 November 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"Tickles me the way they rate me!"-- The Pincushion Man.

And how WOULD you rate the Pincushion Man? He's a man made of pins, and he lurks in the woods outside of Balloon Land. Now, he does not like the Balloon People. In fact, from birth the Balloon People are warned against this evil dweller. Of course, once in Balloon Land, the deep-voiced villain goes on an alarmingly cheerful rampage.

Dark, horrific, but very intriguing. This is well worth watching, but it may traumatize you! Just take heart, and realize that the Pincushion Man is not real and you are not a balloon. The voice work is very well done, as is the animation. The Pincushion Man is easily up there on a list of top cartoon villains.

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