Images from here
I really love these images so I was inspired to find out more as they remind me of a childhood fantasy I used to have.
The 30 minute movie is about a boy on his way to school one morning and he makes friends with a red balloon. It begins to follow him. A gang of boys destroy the balloon and then balloons of different sizes and colours descend on the boy from all parts of Paris. They lift him into the sky and take him over the horizon.
These images are from an Oscar winning French Movie called Le Ballon Rouge which was first released in 1956. A blue ray disc has been released this year in the UK - that's how popular this short movie has been.
I must see this movie and escape from reality for 30 minutes!