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New Mexico’s Rose Parade Float Starring Pepe le Pew Wins Grand Marshall’s Trophy!

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(AP Photo/Jason Redmond)

New Mexico’s 2010 Rose Parade float “Enchantment is in the Air” won the coveted Grand Marshall’s Trophy for the second time in their fifth outing in Pasadena’s renowned Rose Parade.  Designed by Raul Rodriguez, the float featured the Warner Bros. animation characters, Pepe Le Pew and Penelope Pussycat, created by director and creator Chuck Jones. 

 

In the video below, Raul Rodriguez of Fiesta Floats discusses his inspirations for last year’s New Mexico float (starring Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner) as well as those for this year’s entry.

If You Were an Amorous Skunk–Where Would You Spend New Year’s Day?

Chuck Jones' delightful character, Pepé le Pew, will make his Rose Parade début Friday morning, New Year's Day as the floats roll down Colorado Avenue in Pasadena, California.   Chuck writes, "He [Pepé] sees rejection as no more than a temporary setback, and every pursuit as an interesting variation  on the road to inevitable success."

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So, whether you're attending the parade or comfortably settled in at home, keep an eye out for our favorite skunk Friday morning! 

Ascent of Love: Pepé le Pew Makes His Début at the Rose Parade

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Chuck Jones' Pepé le Pew will make his Rose Parade début this year as the central character in New Mexico's entry in the Rose Parade on their float "Enchantment is in the Air."  If you're attending or if you're at home–he's sure to catch your fancy!  Look for him on Friday morning, January 1st!