Look who's here! It's Smokey the Bear, that friendly fellow in a ranger's hat who?
LS UNWRAPPING MAM BALLOON IN HAMSER.
MS IMFLATEIMS (2SHOTS)
LS IMFLATEIMS FROM OUTSIDE HAMSER (2SHOTS)
LS BLOWN UP TO FULL SIZE (SUPERMAN)
LS OUT OF HAMSER
MS BEAR PAN UP
LS BEAR OUT OF HAMSER MIX TO
LS BEAR ACROSS TARMAC
CU FACE OF BEAR
LS BEAR IN FIELD
CU FACE MIX TO
LS BEAR & CHILDREN
Smokey emerges from hangar. Cut to Smokey just outside of hangar. Cut to closeup of Smokey against sky.
Smokey comes around trees. Cut to forest fire. Cut to children running from fire truck.
Children dance at Smokey's feet.
Closeup of Smokey. Cut to children waving. Cut back to closeup of Smokey.
Smokey is walked back toward
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Background: Look who's here! It's Smokey the Bear, that friendly fellow in a ranger's hat who helps prevent forest fires. This gigantic version of Smokey was made by Goodyear for Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. Inflated with helium gas, he stands as high as a five story building.
Always alert, Smokey spots a fire in the woods. His call for help is answered by youthful forest rangers who quickly put out the blaze.
Mission accomplished! Another piece of valuable woodland is saved by Smokey the Bear and his friends.
Guided by 36 handlers, Smokey waves good-bye as he leaves for New York where he'll join nine other Goodyear balloons on NBC television in the big Thanksgiving Day parade.
See the parade live here on (call letters) beginning at (local time) Thanksgiving Day.