Babe the Pig is the protagonist of the 2 Babe films. He debuted in the 1998 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (Alongside Wild Thing and Dexter's Laboratory) and was the second character balloon that year (after Big Bird and before Barney the Dinosaur). He only appeared in 1998 to promote Babe: Pig in the City. The balloon was later redesigned into a generic pig balloon, but had only appeared for test flights.
The balloon had trouble on the route because the winds were dangling the balloon around, but it survived and managed to fly until being deflated at the end of the parade.