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July 4th

Happy 4th of July everyone! Today’s not only America’s Birthday, it’s also my Birthday! In celebration of this happy occasion, I wanted to share a little background about my family and me.

Since before I was born, my family had been promoting patriotism and positive, wholesome values to the American public, and to young children, in particular. My parents (Jules Pollack and Suzy Goodman-Pollack) have always held a grand vision to create a better America (a place where dreams can come true); and their on-going mission has been to inspire people to a hope for a brighter future. They have not only been successful in touching the lives of millions of people all over the USA (and the world), through their products and inspiring messages, but they have also instilled in my family and me the belief that anything is possible.

In 1976, my mom (Suzy) designed the trademarked patriotic children’s character, Yankee Doodle Dandy™ in honor of the Bicentennial. Since that time, she has gone on to create a full cast of characters (known as America’s Star-Spangled Kids™ and the Dandyland™ Characters), including Yankee Doodle Dandy’s sidekick, Yankee Doodle Dolly™.

Yankee Doodle Dandy and the Dandyland Characters

Throughout the past several decades, these inspiring children’s characters have appeared all over the country (as giant parade balloons, costumed characters, and through consumer products), in nationally-televised events including the Indy 500, WSB-TV Salute 2 America Parade, the National Independence Day Parade in Washington, D.C., and more.

Yankee Doodle Dandy and Yankee Doodle Dolly

This video highlights the trademarked children’s characters, Yankee Doodle Dandy™ and Yankee Doodle Dolly™, appearing as 50-foot Parade Balloons in Washington, D.C. at the National Independence Day Parade on July 4th.

Yankee Doodle Dandy™ and Yankee Doodle Dolly™ are trademarks of Creative Character Licensing and Dandy Productions (Carmel, Calif. USA). These 50-foot Parade Balloons can be licensed through Dandy Productions and operated by StarBound Entertainment. To learn more about these positive, patriotic children’s characters, visit and the Dandyland Characters’ YouTube Channel.

I’ll be taking a break this week from posting to enjoy quality time with my loved ones. Thank you to all of you for your kindness and positive messages – your continued support is greatly appreciated. May you and your families have a fun-filled and memorable Independence Day weekend!

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