Dinner's On...FIRE!

The City of Burbank is proud to present it's 73rd entry (70th float) into the 116th annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses parade on January 1st, 2005.  The float concept was submitted by Bill and Carol Cotter of Granada Hills, CA  and Stacia Martin of Brea, CA in the annual Burbank Tournament of Roses Association's annual Design Contest and was ranked number one by the Association's members.
Depicting the parade theme, "Celebrate Family" is our bear family having a backyard barbeque.  Papa bear is distracted by a bee, the kids are having fun playing in the wading pool and mama bear discovers "Dinner's On...FIRE!"

The color picture on the left is a temporary color rendering created as a sample picture to present to City Council in April 2004 for their approval of this project.  The final color rendering will be created after the Decoration Committee has finished with their meeting and decided on all the decoration materials and colors.

To the right is the final color rendering.  You can click on the drawing to get a larger view of it.

Now you can see the changes that took place from the original submitted concept, some idea that were considered, such as a stepped down front section used in the interim color rendering  to the final design, with a fuller tree, sloped front end and picnic basket moved forward.

Here is an early detail drawing of Papa Bear.  This is not final line art.
Early line art of Mama Bear.  These drawings were used by the Deco Committee to help choose the colors for the float.
Early line art of the kid bears.
Early detail line art of the cake.  This drawings is a sample of the details that might be used on the cake.
Early line art of the bees.  Notice there will be two styles of bees, one that Papa Bear is trying to swat and a smaller bee buzzing around the bee hive.

Float Fact Sheet


Parade Line Up

2005 Winners

Parade day photos

2005 Judging Scores

Judging Scale

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