A boy makes friends with a seemingly sentient balloon, and it begins to follow him. It follows the boy to school, to the bus, and to church. Boy and balloon play together in the streets of Paris and try to elude a gang of boys that wants to destroy the balloon.
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This film short won the Best Writing, Original Screenplay Oscar for its only Academy Award nomination. It is the shortest film to win a major Academy Award. See more
Just after the scene where the boy is turned away from boarding the bus, you see him running off with the balloon in his left hand and the satchel in his right however in the next shot it is reversed. See more
Pascal - le petit garçon
Could you hold my balloon while I'm in school?
With the cooperation of the balloons of the Paris area. See more
Referenced in Pete's Dragon