Upcoming TV Special 'The Making of The World's Heaviest Float' Offers an Exclusive Behind the Scenes Look at the Making of a Guinness World Record-Breaking Parade Float

Join Dick & Jimmy Van Patten, Baseball Legends Steve Garvey and Tommy Lasorda, and the Natural Balance® Team of Celebrity Canines including Tillman the World Famous Skateboarding Bulldog as they explore the construction and preparation of the 'World's Heaviest Float' for the 2011 Rose Parade

Dec 16, 2010, 15:35 ET from Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc.

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Following up on last year's wildly successful program, The Making of the World's Longest Float, which was hailed by the LA Times as "... a new holiday classic" comes The Making of the World's Heaviest Float, airing across the country on Saturday, December 18th and Sunday, December 19th. This unforgettable Holiday treat documents the making of Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Pet Foods® 2011 Rose Parade showstopper. The float showcases a variety of 'daredevil dogs' skimboarding and dock diving, features over 4,000 gallons of water, weighs 35 tons and will achieve the Guinness World Record for the "World's Heaviest Float."  

Viewers will have the opportunity to join the Natural Balance® team of dogs led by Tillman the "World's Fastest Skateboarding Dog" along with his bulldog sidekicks Rose, Lyle and Sully as they train for the upcoming 2011 Rose Parade. This extreme puppy posse along with new friends Porter, Hollywood and Luigi will show off their skimboarding skills on their own private moving beach. In addition the float will also have a lagoon and waterfall feature, where a team of dock jumping 'flying dogs' will launch up in the air and into the water creating huge splashes of delight.

2011 marks the third year that the Rose Parade has featured a float from Natural Balance Pet Foods®. Last year's float featuring Tillman and his four-legged pals snowboarding was among the most beloved float presentations and was certified by Guinness as the "World's Longest Float."

About Natural Balance Pet Foods:

Since 1989, Dick Van Patten and his partner Joey Herrick have been supplying the public with premium quality dog and cat foods.  Today Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. has grown into an international company providing pet foods throughout the United States, Canada, The Pacific Rim and Europe.  Natural Balance is headquartered in Pacoima, CA and is available at PETCO and local independent pet stores. For more information, contact www.naturalbalanceinc.com.

SOURCE Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc.