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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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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30 September 1935 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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

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Pincushion Man: Folks all hate me, how they hate me. Tickles me the way they rate me.
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Edited into The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story (1999) See more »

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Written by Zez Confrey
Performed by Nathaniel Shilkret
Heard in first minute of cartoon short
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Balloon Land was quite an entertaining Up Iwerks cartoon that I found on the "Saved from the Flames" DVD
31 July 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Just watched this restored Ub Iwerks ComiColor cartoon on the DVD collection "Saved from the Flames". It is inhabited by creatures entirely made of balloons which includes three looking like Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, and Charlie Chaplin. Well, actually, there is a villain called the Pincushion Man who's what his name is and he likes popping anyone that comes near him so watch out! As with many of these '30s cartoons, there's plenty of music and the main characters are a boy and girl in love who persevere against all odds. The sound and colors are excellent and this was quite an entertaining cartoon from this period but I urge discretion if you want to expose your kids to this. So on that note, Balloon Land comes highly recommended.


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